Dealing With Depression as a Spouse of a Cancer Patient
Spouses are often the primary caregivers for cancer patients. The caregiving role means that they prioritize the health of their sick partner. At the same time, they may be dealing with illnesses like hypertension, or diabetes. This makes them prone to mental health problems, especially depression
Talking About Religion and Spirituality in Therapy
Research demonstrates that there is a relationship between religion and spirituality and psychological health and functioning. The numbers show that religion and spirituality are important to most clients. Here's an in-depth look at why we should incorporate these elements into therapy.
Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Schizophrenia
What are the behaviors associated with Schizophrenia? How do we know if someone is exhibiting symptoms?
Should You Require Cameras During Virtual Group Therapy?
If you're a therapist like me, you know that zoom has changed the therapy space. Do you require clients to keep cameras on? Should you require everyone in a group therapy session to keep cameras on? Here's what you should know.
Top Six Needs of the Relationally Traumatized Clinical Counseling Client
Those working towards recovery from victimization by a personality disorder have a clear triage of needs.
Is Gaming Addiction a Real Mental Health Disorder?
The 11th revision of the ICD added "gaming disorder" as a potential mental health diagnosis. Is this controversial decision the way forward in treating technology abuse? How will clinicians diagnose and treat the condition?
What a Therapist Should and Should Not Do in Therapy
There is an expectation of quality service when you are paying for those services. The same goes for getting therapy. Learn what to expect, what happens when you go, and what your therapist should and should not do in therapy.
What Is Bipolar Disorder and How Do People Get It?
Read about what experts currently know about the causes and treatment of bipolar disorder.
Clarifying the Differences Between a Covert (Inverted) Narcissist and an Overt Narcissist
This article corrects the misconceptions about narcissism and discusses differences between covert (inverted) and overt narcissists. The contributions of self-efficacy and self-esteem to these types are discussed and a more inclusive model of the disorder presented.
How to Live Your Life as an Adult Survivor of Child Abuse
Surviving an abusive childhood is tough. The emotional and physical scars have the potential to ruin a person. This article discusses how to have a better life after surviving childhood abuse.
Don’t Touch Me! A Guide to Understanding Touch Aversion & Tactile Sensitivity
Do you or someone you know hate to be touched? Touch aversion and tactile sensitivity can be complex. Our guide will help you understand aversion to touch and provide answers to your questions...
Understanding Substance Abuse, Addiction, Tolerance, Dependence and Withdrawal
A basic introduction to the definitions of drug abuse, addiction, tolerance, dependence and withdrawal. Recovery from substance use disorders is also discussed.
Trust Me: Walking the Tightrope of Rapport-Building With a Teen
This article contains a fictional account of a counselor working to establish rapport with a sullen teen. It suggests verbal/nonverbal techniques and also discusses the implications of unintended reactions, all in short story format.
How to Get the Narcissist's Worms Out of Your Head
Beat your narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) by kicking the parasite out of your head.
Dirty Tricks of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder
The secret means that narcissistic predators use to exploit others.
OCD and Intrusive Thoughts: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment
Do bad thoughts pop into your mind for no reason? Do you think about hurting other people—or yourself? Do your thoughts embarrass you? If so, you may suffer from intrusive thoughts. Learn more here.
Why Psychiatric Professionals Are the Main Culprits of Stigmatisation
The stigma suffered by users of psychiatric services can be more disabling than the actual mental health problems. This article discusses how professional staff unintentionally stigmatise their patients.
12 Great Ways to Take Charge of Your Mental Health
Do you want to enhance your mental well-being? Follow these 12 steps to improve all areas of your life, including the quality of your relationships, work, and how you cope with life's challenges.
The Dynamic of Narcissistic Injury in Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Being aware of how narcissistic injury can create rage- and revenge-seeking in the individual with Narcissistic Personality Disorder can be helpful for avoiding victimization.
Benefits of Psychotherapy for Promoting Mental and Emotional Well-Being
Are you considering therapy? Find out how you can get help for emotional/mental problems and behavioral conflicts through psychotherapy.
Risk Factors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Some people who experience extreme trauma develop PTSD symptoms, including flashbacks and disturbing dreams. Although it is not possible to predict who will develop PTSD, there are some risk factors.
Borderline Personality Disorder & Criminal Behavior
A quick look at what borderline personality disorder is and why so many in prison seem to have it.
Treating Depression With Aaron Beck's Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive therapy is one of the approaches to the treatment of depression. According to Aaron Beck, depressed persons consistently view themselves, the future, and the world in a negative way.
Understanding Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
People struggle with various emotional and psychological challenges, and psychotherapists use different approaches, including rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), to address these issues.
Stigma and Mental Illness: Exploring Derogatory Terms
People who have a mental health disorder have to live with stigma and discrimination. The popular use of slang terminology doesn't help.
Living With Antisocial Personality Disorder 101: The Sociopath
This article describes the traits of antisocial personality disorder, medication and treatment recommendations, and suggestions for loved ones and healthcare professionals. Real-life examples of traits and patient care are provided.
4 Reasons You Should Take Responsibility for Your Panic Disorder Behavior
Are you really addressing your panic disorder? Long-standing panic disorder can create a multitude of bad habits. Taking responsibility for your panic or fear problem is a big step towards your recovery.
Depersonalization and Derealization: Symptoms of Severe Anxiety
A severe anxiety problem or bout of depression can produce many odd symptoms. Depersonalization and derealization are two of the worst symptoms a sufferer may encounter.
Depression and Anxiety: Comorbidities in Mental Health
Depression and anxiety commonly exist together. Can one of these make a primary mental illness diagnosis worse? Here's what you need to know about comorbidities in mental health.