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The WHY behind SELF-WOUNDING

                        Dysfunctional families. Alcoholism. Teenage rape and murder. These are all topics ripe for prestige television. But a major subplot of HBO’s “Sharp Objects” — which is based on “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s debut novel of the same name and airs its finale […]

How Do Psychiatrists Go About Treating Depression

Visiting a psychiatrist for the first time might be overwhelming for some people, mainly, because sometimes you don’t know what to expect, what is going to happen and hot to go about it. The unknown might prevent you from getting the help you need. It is commonly believed that mental illnesses are different from the […]

A Guide to Your First Visit With a Psychiatrist

How do you know when to visit a psychiatrist? In general, people make their first appointment when they are experiencing difficulties at work, in a relationship or maybe as a consequence of medical conditions. Besides, they might be undergoing certain symptoms which might include sadness, lack of energy, anxiety or even some mood swings. Some […]

Types of Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

Today, many people find that psychotherapy or “talk therapy” quite helpful in treating their symptoms of mental illness. However, the type of therapy and the length might depend on each personal situation and history. On the other hand, therapy could be part of a general treatment plan which may include medication plus any other complementary […]

Different Types of Mental Health Professionals

Nowadays, it is possible to find a wide variety of mental health professionals because this field has grown considerably in the last century. That is why, when you decide to attend therapy, you should also consider the type of professional you need to consult. Although all clinical professionals should meet similar clinical requirements for competency, […]

How Do I Know When to See a Psychiatrist?

You might experience some stress, sadness or any conflict due to our everyday routines so it can be hard to cope with everything at the same time. So if you feel this is happening to you and you are not sure how to handle the situation, it might be a good idea to visit a […]

What to Expect From Mental Health Counseling

In the mental health world, it is possible to find either psychiatrists and psychologists, who have almost similar objectives as regards their profession. They work with people’s minds and its effects on behavior and well-being. They usually work together to prevent, diagnose and treat mental illnesses. However, their professions present some differences. This might be […]

Can the Mind Be Trained to Overcome Anxiety and Depression?

Before you ever feel the effects of anxiety or depression, the brain is hard at work. The portions of the brain that process and interpret sensory signals are what warn the remainder of the brain that a threat may exist, thus triggering a potential fear or anxiety reaction. With depression, a similar process exists, causing […]