Coping with bullying is very difficult. Bullies are everywhere, with a reported 90% of children stating that they have been bullied at one time in their life, according to Bullying.org. More than simply making fun of someone, the daily taunting, and berating of a child can affect their performance in school and emotional well-being, and […]
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How to Select a Counselor
We receive a lot of inquiries on how to select a counselor. When selecting a counselor, make sure to consider the type of license, qualifications, and specialties of that person. While there are a specific set of criteria for licensing, some counselors will choose to specialize in a particular area, such as marriage or family […]
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) refers to intrusive repetitive thoughts that cause an individual to perform acts in order to prevent something terrible from happening. The acts become ritualistic and can result in total control over the individual. There are four characteristic symptoms of obsessions and two characteristic symptoms of compulsions used to […]
What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis that is descriptive of a mental disorder in which the person experiences abnormalities in the perception or the expression of reality. The symptoms are typically exhibited in the early years of adulthood. The is no specific cause for schizophrenia, but research does indicate there may be factors that are encouraging […]
What is Bipolar Disorder?
-What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar Disorder is descriptive of a category of mood disorders that are defined by episodes of abnormal mood swings with related changes in energy level and behavior. It is actually quite serious and dangerous because the person who is suffering from the disorder is often not even aware of it. There […]
What is Anxiety?
What is anxiety? Anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder is a debilitating mental disorder characterized by excessive fears or worries about everyday things in life. The constant worrying is unrealistic and is characterized by a state of unease or apprehension that is exaggerated or out of proportion to the situation. Individuals who experience this are in […]
What is Depression?
What is depression? Depression is a mental illness that is correlated with a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects the body and mind. This imbalance can cause changes in mood, behavior, thinking, and physical well-being. The symptoms vary from person to person but are generally signified by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and loss […]
Fact Versus Fiction about Eating Disorders
The most common eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder (BED). It is hard for people to understand something like an eating disorder if they have never experienced one firsthand. If you or a close friend or family member have never suffered from one, chances are good that you believe some common misconceptions […]