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April 3, 2024

Examination of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM)

Author: Abimbola Farinde, PhD., PharmD The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM) is largely synonymous with the practice of psychiatry and has been utilized by many mental health professionals as a guide when it comes to mental diagnosis of mental conditions (Regier et al., 2013). The DSM was first introduced in the 1800s…

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February 11, 2021

Looking After Our Mental Health

Looking After Our Mental Health: As countries introduce measures to restrict movement as part of efforts to reduce the number of people infected with COVID-19, more and more of us are making huge changes to our daily routines. The new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact…

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November 9, 2019

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Top 10 ways to reduce holiday stress: For more information on this topic, please visit Why Worry? Top 10 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress From Halloween until Super Bowl Sunday, the holidays create more opportunities for anxiety to get a foothold than a tile roof makes for Santa’s reindeer. Here are 10 ideas to help…

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December 15, 2018

Personality Disorders and Violence: What’s the Link?

Despite a well-documented association between personality disorders (PDs) and violence, the relationship between them is complicated by the high comorbidity of mental disorders, the heterogeneity of violence (particularly in regard to its motivation), and differing views regarding the way PDs are conceptualised and measured. In particular, it remains unclear whether there is a causal relationship…

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October 8, 2018

Social Networking Sites, Depression, and Anxiety

Social Networking Sites, Depression, and Anxiety Social Networking Sites, Depression, and Anxiety Elizabeth M Seabrook, BPsych (Hons),  Margaret L Kern, PhD, and Nikki S Rickard, PhD Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia Center for Positive Psychology, Melbourne School of Graduate Education, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Elizabeth M Seabrook, Monash…

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September 30, 2018

Creativity and Mental Health

Creativity and Mental Health K. S. Pavitra, C. R. Chandrashekar, and Partha Choudhury Abstract Creativity and Mental Health:  Creativity and its link with mental health have always been much speculated about. However there have been a handful of methodologically sound studies to clearly establish the relationship between creativity and mental health. The objective of the study therefore was…

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September 29, 2018

How to Speak Your Partner’s Love Language

How to Speak Your Partner’s Love Language How to Speak Your Partner’s Love Language:  The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman outlines five ways to express and experience love that Chapman refers to as “love languages” including: receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service (devotion), and physical touch. Examples are given from…

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September 28, 2018

Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference

Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference. What are your thoughts about the following NIMH article on suicide prevention? “June 11, 2018 • Science Update The recent deaths of high-profile public figures and a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on rising suicide rates have brought the topic of suicide…

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February 3, 2016

The Wrong People

The Wrong People   The Wrong People – I love this quote by Dr. Henry Cloud. As the author of the Boundaries series, he has a firm grasp on how to set and maintain healthy boundaries with others and oneself. Give yourself permission to protect yourself from the harmful behavior of others and ultimately unsafe…

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