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One Surprising (And Often Overlooked) Cause of Depression...   According to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. In 2014, around 15.7 million adults … ...
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Enter the Age of the Pristine Self Is there a new political correctness on the horizon? Enter the pristine self.
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8 Twisted Mental Health Humor Snowman Cartoons Frosty-the-Snowman: This has never happened to me before Baby! It’s not you, I swear it’s global warming… Caption: Icicle Dysfunction, or ID, is the inability to achieve or sustain an … ...
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More Than ADHD: The Bigger Picture The past year of my life has been especially rickety. I’ve been coasting through one moody spell to another in a boat with no rudder. Each shift in mood is … ...
ADHD: Inattentive, Hyperactive, and Impulsive Introduction What are the differences between the three types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  This article will describe the differences between these disorders.  This article will also describe some basic … ...
Sexual Dysfunction Can Plague Veterans and Their Loved Ones... As a former military psychologist and writer on topics related to psychology and health, I am often asked questions about sexual problems.  For many veterans, sexual dysfunction is a harsh reality that creates a profound and negative impact on a service member’s self-esteem and self-worth … ...
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The Termination Olympics I once read that therapy, like a poem, is never finished, but abandoned. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When I decided to leave therapy after six years, I felt that my life’s narrative had been thoroughly excavated, and that significant internal shifts had solidified. … ...