I discuss my experience working in a psychiatric hospital. This was my first job after earning my undergraduate degree in psychology.
Glenn Close and her family, have gone public with the family battle with mental illness. Why would Ms Close to this? To dispel the myths, and the stigmas which are based on fear and ignorance.
It seemed innocent enough: The older man/younger woman "forbidden love" story, but now the media refuses to correct its narrative to show Lucas is just a vile predator victimizing a teenage girl.
→ While the effects of life trauma on the individual are an advancing area of psychological study, the point of intersection of PTSD and personality is not yet well understood. Recent research is beginning to shed light on the neurobiological mechanics of the brain in regard to PTSD, but there is...
Emetophobia is a fear of vomiting that can cause great stress for those who suffer from it. Which treatments are most effective will be investigated. (Co-written by Cameo Behr)
In this writing I explore the connection with mental illness and spirituality.
I remember the day that I started practicing how not to smile. I was on a school bus, maybe 8 or 9 years old. One of the older "cool" kids started calling me "smiley" and making fun of my cheery demeanor. I had to fight to keep the corners of my mouth from forming a smile, but I was able to control...
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)is a therapy that can work without drugs to effect relief from certain stress and anxiety disorders. An account of the author's successful experience as a patient.
Understanding complex PTSD symptoms and origins is an important first step in finding a PTSD treatment that takes into account the troubles with intimacy and trust, and the pervasive identity issues, that are often not addressed when standard treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are used.
This blog is about different causes of post traumatic stress disorder and some possible advancements in the treatment of the disease.