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Who is Affected by PTSD and Why

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects a large percentage of the population. While most people associate PTSD with war veterans and it is a fact that many vets suffer from PTSD, the reality is that there are different forms of and reasons for PTSD, and it can affect almost anyone. Children can be affected, as well […]

What is PTSD?

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a condition in which a person relives a traumatic experience or event from the past, with triggers often causing flashbacks and memories associated with the event that can lead to depression, anxiety, or other problems. Like most mental health conditions, PTSD affects many and is not something that disappears […]

Learning the Types of Anxiety Disorders

When the word “anxiety” is thrown around these days, it is used in many different contexts. It is often used nonchalantly in situations such as test-taking or clothes shopping. That kind of anxiety comes and goes from one day to the next. But when a person is diagnosed with anxiety disorder, he or she knows […]

Treatment Steps and Options for Anxiety Disorders

If you’ve been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, it can be disconcerting and feel somewhat hopeless. Stress causes anxiety, and anxiety makes you stress—and the symptoms of anxiety cause to worry, which starts the whole cycle all over again. It’s like a snowball, building up and feeding off of itself, growing bigger by the day. If […]

Understanding Your Anxiety

Anxiety can be debilitating, and it can manifest itself in many ways. Without a doubt, anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the United States, affecting over 40 million adults—approximately 18 percent of the population. With that high a percentage affected, the general population can benefit from education on anxiety. Whether you have […]

Symptoms of Anxiety

Different anxiety disorders can have different symptoms, but there is one common theme to them all: a feeling of fear. Fear can manifest itself in numerous ways in a person’s conscious and subconscious mind, but all the reactions stem from a person’s fight-or-flight response. The mind determines the physical, emotional, and behavioral responses to the […]

6 Steps to Beating Depression

Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy. It is a debilitating disorder that drains your energy, your motivation, and your self-worth. The major difference between depression and unhappiness is that depression is a persistent feeling.  It can be as frustrating dealing with someone who has depression as it is dealing with depression yourself. But know […]

What Happens After You Overcome Depression?

Overcoming depression is a gradual process, and in most cases, you’re able to get back to a healthy headspace. But life after depression isn’t without its challenges. After you’ve experienced a depressive episode, life’s not as it was before.  And because you’ve experienced this mental illness, you’re more at risk for relapsing later on in […]

A Guide to Overcoming Depression

Depression is a serious mental illness caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and social distress. It’s not just a prolonged feeling of sadness, as it can change a person’s neural brain circuits.  The range of symptoms that come with depression can drastically change a person’s behavior. It can decrease energy levels, self-esteem levels, change […]

Are the things you tell your therapist really private?

When you leave your psychotherapist’s office after an especially personal session, it’s comforting to know that everything you discussed remains within those four walls. But will it really? Just how bound to confidentiality is your therapist? Can they be legally coerced into revealing what you’ve talked about in private? Privacy is what makes therapy work […]