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Does A Chemical Balance Cause Anxiety?

Chemical Imbalances & Anxiety Disorders   What Does It Mean to Have A Chemical Imbalance? Someone has a chemical imbalance when they have too much or too little of any substance that helps the body function normally. In most cases, having a chemical imbalance means having an excessive or insufficient amount of neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine) in the brain. When someone has a balanced amount of neurotransmitters, their brain is

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Is There A Cure For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

PTSD: Can It Be Cured? What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is usually abbreviated as PTSD, is a complex anxiety disorder that affects people who have been through traumatic or life-threatening events. PTSD can come from a variety of events or causes and can impact people who have endured long-term trauma as well as those who have been through witnessed dangerous events. Most people who have PTSD

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How to Control Overwhelming Emotions

Almost all of us can say that we’ve felt overwhelming emotions in some way over the past year or so. Emotions such as anger, sadness, stress, and frustration can sometimes take over and feel unbearable. These feelings sometimes leave us wondering if there is any way we can deal with them. How can we just control the negative emotions we feel? Holding them in never helps, but letting them out

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How to Get Someone Mentally Evaluated

Do you have a loved one who could benefit from mental health treatment but isn’t taking the initiative to get the help they need? Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence when it comes to mental illness. However, your loved one may be able to find the help they need after getting what is called a mental evaluation. If someone completes a mental evaluation, they will be able to receive a

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What is a Psych Evaluation?

A psych evaluation, otherwise known as a psychological assessment test, sounds like a broad concept; however, this process is specifically designed to help us understand which obstacles might be getting in our way. What Is A Psychological Evaluation? An evaluation requires several rounds of testing using a combination of techniques. Exams are most commonly administered to diagnose mental health disorders, addiction issues, and learning disabilities. Psychological assessments are intended to

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How to Stop Being Manipulative

Has someone you loved told you they felt manipulated by you? Do people tend to stray away from you because of something you don’t even realize you’re doing? Admitting you’ve manipulated people can be hard; but coming to terms with your own toxic behaviors is the first step on a journey to self-improvement. Acknowledging that you can be manipulative will not only help your relationships with others, but can also

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What Are Examples of Codependency?

What Is Codependency? Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects one’s ability to maintain healthy relationships. While it’s not recognized as a diagnosable illness, codependency is extremely common and is often referred to as “relationship addiction.” Someone with a codependent personality typically has a bad relationship with themselves. Therefore, they feel compelled to receive self-worth from external sources like other people.   Reasons Someone Might Be Codependent There

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What Does Social Isolation Do To A Person?

How Loneliness Can Impact Someone’s Physical and Mental Health   If there’s something that a majority of us have learned in 2020, it’s that not having social interaction can take a toll on you. Throughout quarantine and the COVID-10 crisis, we have been staying in our homes away from the people we are used to communicating face-to-face with. This can result in a feeling somewhat like what a large number

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Which Depressants are Legal vs. Illegal?

What Are Depressants? Despite the name, depressants don’t necessarily make you feel depressed. Referred to as “downers,” these drugs are designed to help people relax, release inhibitions, and feel at-ease. They are commonly used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, stress, insomnia, sleep disorders, body pain, seizures, and more. Depressants can be swallowed, drank, injected, or snorted; once administered, they will affect the central nervous system and begin to slow down

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Can Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder Fall in Love?

Whether they’re romantic or platonic, relationships may be different for people who have mental illnesses. When it comes to BPD, people experience unique and overwhelming emotions in romantic relationships especially. Some may say that relationships with people who have BPD can’t last — so let’s get to the bottom of it.   What It’s Like Having Borderline Personality Disorder If you or someone you know has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD),


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