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What Does Bipolar Disorder Look Like?

Bipolar disorder may strain relationships and lower one's quality of life.

When it comes to diagnosing mood disorders or personality disorders, it’s important to recognize that there is often a great amount of variability in how a particular disorder might manifest. While there are certain symptoms and behaviors that may be common to a diagnosis, such as an inflated sense of self for those with narcissistic personality disorder, some disorders show a great deal of variability in the manifestation of symptoms.


Avoidance of Uncertainty: Generalized Anxiety Explained

One of the first things I explain to my anxious clients when they come in for therapy is that avoidance maintains anxiety; anything you do to avoid or escape anxiety triggers in the short-term gives you more anxiety in response to those triggers in the long-term.


Trauma Denial: How to Recognize It and Why It Matters

Denial is a defense mechanism that protects you from emotional pain. Sometimes, however, healing is on the other side of it.
Healing from all types of trauma is possible, even if it takes some time.

For some people, the first step toward that recovery may be the most difficult one, though. Confronting the traumatic event and what it meant to you may bring up hurtful memories and sensations.


All About Mindful Breathing

Mindful breathing has many benefits, like helping you manage stress and anxiety — and there are a lot of ways to do it.

What do breathing exercises, breath meditation, and mindfulness have in common? If you guessed mindful breathing, you got it!


What to know about social media and mental health

Social media use can lead to low quality sleep and harm mental health. It has associations with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

Many people in today’s world live with their smartphones as virtual companions. These devices use electronic social media networks that alert users to updates on friends, favorite celebrities, and global events. Social media has become firmly integrated into a lot of people’s daily lives. According to the Pew Research Center, 72% of people in the United States now use social media.


What to know about high functioning anxiety

Some people with anxiety may define themselves as high functioning and may do well at work, for example, or excel at sports or other aspects of their lives. Despite this, people living with this type of anxiety can face many challenges.

People with high functioning anxiety experience many typical symptoms of anxiety, such as excessive worry and fear, overthinking, and poor sleep. Effective treatment is available for all types of anxiety.


Why Conflict Avoidance Doesn't Work

It is important to share how you're feeling in relationships.

Do you find yourself holding your feelings in just to avoid conflict with your partner? Nobody enjoys conflict but it can be a healthy part of your relationship..



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