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  • Pyromania
    Pyromania is an impulse control disorder, a mental illness characterized by a person’s need to set fire. It is not an intention to hurt or destroy – it is just to satisfy an inner obsession to set fire. Read more
  • Anxiety and impulse control disorders
    But first things first. There’s nothing abnormal or atypical about having some anxiety. There’s nothing abnormal or atypical with being impulsive, especially if it’s just now and again. We’ve all experienced moments that have made our hearts race, our blood pump, and our sweat glands go into overdrive. Read more
  • 6 tips for helping parents with a hyperactive child
    There is help for parents of children with ADHD. Even when it seems taxing, tiring, or downright impossible, you can learn how to help a child with ADHD in school, at the playground, and at home. Read more
  • Regaining control of your gambling addiction
    But while addiction is so often connected to something substance-based, it can also be a behavior-based disorder. With the birth of e-sports betting and the prevalence of lottery programs, gambling addictions are on the rise. Read more
  • Why can’t I seem to be able to “break up” with my anxiety?
    It’s true that having an anxiety disorder can wreak havoc in a relationship, especially when the partner without anxiety doesn’t fully understand the symptoms or the potential gravity of the disorder. Read more
  • Does Therapy Work: 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Getting Therapy
    Are you on the fence about therapy? If you're unable to decide if therapy is right for you, read this article. Read more
  • Treatment and Causes for Personality Disorders
    What causes personality disorders and how are they treated? Read more
  • Holiday Depression - Is there such a thing as holiday depression?
    Holiday depression, or holiday sadness, is quite real. Holiday depression begins as autumn leaves start falling throughout the country, brought on by the first hints of Thanksgiving and often carrying through until New Year’s Day. Read more
  • Am I Depressed or Sad?
    Are you depressed or are you sad? Learn more about the difference between depression and sadness today. Read more
  • Iceland Experiment with Teen Drug and Alcohol Use
    There are lots of ways to get help with addiction. Every country has their own approach - Learn how Iceland is combating addiction Read more
  • What Is A Personality Disorder?
    Do you or a loved one have a personality disorder? Learn more about personality disorders in the first installment of our two part personality disorder blog series. Read more
  • ADHD and aggression in kids and adults
    The ADHD diagnosis came as a relief to the family, who felt comforted that the aggression and defiance came as part of a disorder that “could be maintained, even if not entirely controlled.” Read more
  • Depression and impulse control disorder
    With such grave reports on conditions like depression and impulse control disorder leading to suicide, it’s no wonder that many mental health professionals are being exceedingly diligent on caring for those who are currently living with or have a history of these conditions. Read more
  • Perfectionism: another facet of anxiety
    Perfectionism, characterized by a person’s need to be perfect using unattainably high standards and a desire to succeed at any cost, is considered a personality trait and not necessarily a disorder on its own. Read more
  • Psychotherapy and the treatment of depression
    Often, psychotherapy – or “therapy,” as it’s more often called – is the first line of defense, the first kind of treatment suggested to people suffering with depression. Psychotherapy is designed to help you find recovery from depression by giving you the opportunity to talk to a mental health professional in a safe, secure and confidential space. Read more
  • Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    Children who have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) seem to live by this definition. They are often angry, irritable, vindictive and insubordinate – these behaviors are typically and frequently directed at parents and other authority figures. Read more
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