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Category Archives: Disorders

Types Of Depression

The term “depression” is often used generically to describe feelings of sadness, but clinical depression delves much deeper than that. There are many types of depression that you may experience in your life as a result of chemical changes, lifestyle changes, relationship changes, and more. Understanding what type of depression you have, if any, will […]

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Eating Disorder Counseling

Eating is the only means of refueling our body in order to stay active. However, the act of eating may sometimes be associated with deep seated fears and feelings of inadequacy. Both over eating as well as eating abnormally small amounts can be characterized as eating disorders. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are two of […]

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Counseling For Patients Suffering From Paranoid Personality Disorder

Certain individuals are instinctively distrustful of others. They often feel that the world is against them and others even close friends and family have ulterior motives and seek to harm them. However, there is often no evidence for such a feeling; it is in the mind of the affected individual. This condition is known as […]

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How Can Impulse Control Disorder Be Treated By Counseling

A child is known to grab whatever catches its fancy. However, an adult learns how to resist and not give in to the desire. Such conditioning is, however, absent in certain people known to suffer from impulse control disorder. Behavioral therapists and counselors can help these individuals cope with the problem by helping them to […]

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Lessons Learned From Robin Williams’ Suicide

August 11, 2014, the world was thrown for a loop with the news of Robin Williams’ death. What most people assumed to be a hoax quickly turned into a harsh reality, only made worse by the fact that Robin chose to take his own life. A tragedy like this is never easy to get over, […]

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How To Overcome Your Anxiety In Public

If you suffer from anxiety, you might find it difficult to “go out” an “explore” like most people do. Public situations can be incredibly challenging for someone with anxiety because the pressure of the crowd, the noise, and the activities can seem completely overwhelming. With a few simple tricks though, you can successfully get through […]

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Is Overeating An Addiction?

There’s a big difference between being overweight and being morbidly obese. Once you reach any level of “obesity,” you know that you have a problem you need to correct. For some, it’s a matter of eating too much. For others, it’s a matter of eating the wrong food without working it off. No matter what […]

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How To Stop Cutting Yourself: A Personal Journey

Recently, a very dear friend of mind revealed a deep secret she had never shared with anyone else before: she is a recovering cutter. “Cutting” is a form of self-mutilation in which people cope with stress, depression, anxiety, and more by making small cuts on their bodies. This process is dangerous for a variety of […]

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The Struggle Of Dating Someone With Anxiety Disorder

If you do not have an anxiety disorder, you might find it difficult to date someone with this condition. This is far from an impossible task to take on, but you need to spend some time understanding your new partner’s situation before you react poorly to it. You could either help this person conquer elements […]

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Do You Have Symptoms Of Codependency? Part 1

Codependency used to be a term used to refer to spouses of alcoholics, but over the last few decades, it has expanded to refer to individuals who depend on their significant others more than they probably should. This goes beyond income and financial stability. It has to do with emotional manipulation and control. Researchers have […]

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