Derealization and depersonalization (DPDR) are terrifying, overwhelming anxiety symptoms that involve rumination, panic attacks and intrusive thoughts. Read on to learn more about specifics, treatments and my own personal response to this disorder.
Women are complex and difficult to read, whether you are a straight male or a gay or bisexual female. However, human emotions are all controlled by primitive brain regions, and deciphering whether a girl likes or loves you is easier than you think. Here are five subtle signs that she's infatuated.
Unrequited love is absolute agony, and some people experience particularly strong and stubborn variants that we refer to as limerence. If you are currently dealing with romantic obsession and sure that you have met your soulmate, here are 43 questions that will catalyze your recovery and self-growth
With thousands of patients critically ill, COVID-19 is certainly nothing to trivialize. We are currently in the middle of an enforced quarantine state, which can be infuriating and claustrophobic for an ENFP or ENTP who thrives off social stimulation and adventures. Here are five ways to cope.
The world is in a state of panic regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19); despite countries implementing measures to attempt to flatten the curve, we are still observing thousands of new cases daily. Recent news suggests that anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen exacerbate symptoms: is this true?
The new coronavirus (known as the COVID-19) currently has the world descending into a state of fear and chaos. Here are five things that you can do to ensure your general health and immune functionality are optimal, making it far less likely that you will develop symptoms should you contract it.
Singer and Youtube sensation Lia Marie Johnson has the whole internet concerned for her safety following several increasingly bizarre Instagram live videos featuring her emotionally unstable and incoherent. Is she drunk or suffering from drug-induced psychosis? Is producer Steven Wetherbee involved?
Our ability to judge people's characters is not as objective as we think; the human brain possesses primitive, limbic circuits, and our opinions are based entirely on the way that people speak to us and make us feel. Use this to your advantage, and anyone you meet will love you and want to help you.
Any girl who has experienced a same-sex relationship will know that they are magical, exciting, and liberating. However, the unique dynamics present between two women can also lead to some bizarre and undesirable outcomes. Here are five problematic things that gay girls must avoid doing.
Once you realize that life is a game and anything conceivable is possible, you will find yourself a magnet for all things magical. All it takes is opening yourself up to a few key truths about this 3D reality. You can have anything you desire: money, a specific person and stimulating friendships.
Hypomania may not appear as extreme as classic mania, but it is still a symptom of bipolar disorder and can often precede a period of depression. Therefore, it is necessary to be able to identify hypomania and distinguish it from normal, healthy happiness.
While many people blame high-fat animal products for the obesity crisis, the truth is that sugar intake and consequent high insulin levels are the key players in weight gain. To prove this, I ate 6,000 calories of high-fat, keto, low-carb whole foods all month and gained a minimal amount of fat.
Originally admired for her muscular, lean physique and ability to consume colossal amounts of junk foods, Stephanie profited greatly from the YouTube "cheat day" trend. However, this disordered eating left her hormonally damaged, thin, and starving, fueling her to go "all in" and eat freely.
All forms of unrequited love involve pain and obsession. Limerence is a particularly intrusive and extreme version. Fortunately, such agony can also catalyze profound self-transformation; here are 9 truths about romance, behaviour and human psychology to take from the emotional rollercoaster.
Do you ever wonder why some people are deemed highly valuable? Familiarizing yourself with the psychology behind intermittent reinforcement will transform you into the most confident, desirable version of yourself. Keep reading and learn how to appear enchanting and wildly unpredictable.
Limerence is an overwhelmingly strong romantic experience, triggered in obsession-prone people; the 'limerent' cycles between destabilizing euphoria and despair. In this article, I shine a light on the psychology accompanying this neurochemical phenomenon and share how you can overcome the pain.
Falling into an impossible infatuation feels painful, embarrassing and hopeless - nothing is worse than being in love with someone who does not love you back. Here are 8 useful tricks to ensure that you avoid future infatuations; support your mental health while also thriving and enjoying life.
Sometimes we grow apart from people and realize that we need to end friendships. Here are 5 tricks to phase someone out without seeming rude.
Unfortunately, some people lack social awareness and empathy; here are 6 signs that it's time to phase out your toxic, narcissistic friend. Do they intrude on your life regularly, yet treat you badly? If so, you're better off without them.
Many gay people struggle to accept their sexuality, choosing to remain closeted. Living an inauthentic life can destroy your mental health and make you feel like you're trapped.
Not everyone you meet will like you and want you to be their friend. Learn proven ways to determine if someone is a friend or an acquaintance.
MDMA, known as ecstasy, is an illicit substance commonly used in the rave scene. The high is immensely enjoyable, making the user feel simultaneously euphoric, excited, empathetic, loving and at peace with the world. In this article, I take a closer look at the psychology of MDMA use and addiction.
Sometimes we find ourselves infatuated with someone who we cannot enter a relationship with, and are tempted to strive for a 'friendship' with this person. In this article, I will tell you why this is a terrible, unrealistic idea to chase a platonic bond with someone you desire romantically.
Infatuation is a deep, painful experience that can completely disrupt one's life. However, some psychological tricks can be employed to rewire your brain and help free you from this tricky phenomenon.
6LACK is an enigmatic R&B artist. who combines soul vocals with deep, vibrating bass interludes. This article introduces you to him and his work.
Anxiety and OCD can affect the mind in various ways. Derealization and depersonalization (DPDR) sufferers feel totally detached from reality and in a dream-like trance. I wish to demystify and tackle the terrifying phenomenon of anxiety-induced dissociation.
Many people who use Accutane (isotretinoin) for acne are aware that it can cause severe hair loss. I lost 70% of my thick, long hair from Accutane; luckily, I managed to regain most of my hair within 2 years due to topical minoxidil (Rogaine), peppermint oil and an anti-inflammatory, fat-rich diet.
An unwanted infatuated is incredibly painful and hard to cope with. This article explores the psychology and neuroscience behind your strong feelings, and explains how you can reclaim your life.
From the judgemental friend to the clingy friend, here are five types of problematic people to avoid.
In this article, I will discuss my experience with Accutane, including how to combat side effects and tips on Accutane-friendly makeup and products.
Roy Woods is signed to OVO. His stunning vocals combined with soft, synth sounds result in beautiful, Jamaican-influenced songs. He is certainly a rising star, comparable to The Weeknd and Drake.