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Schizoid Personality Disorder Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Because of the stigma associated with mental health issues, the diagnostic phrase Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) is likely to evoke images of someone in serious mental distress. In fact, this type of personality disorder is characterized by a person who’s fully in touch with reality, but prefers to spend time alone rather than to socialize […]




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9 Famous People With ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

ADHD – which causes symptoms such as difficulty staying focused or paying attention, problems controlling behavior or mood and bouts of near manic energy – is one of the most common childhood disorders. When the subject of ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder makes the news, most people associate the mental health condition with children. They’re not entirely […]




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Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms and Treatment

Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD), like many personality disorders, can be difficult to diagnose, and can cause significant impairment in a person’s life. Our personalities affect the way in which we see ourselves, relate to others and interact with the world around us. A personality disorder, like Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Avoidant Personality Disorder (AVP), occurs […]




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Anxiety Grounding Techniques (That Also Work for PTSD)

Living with a mental illness can mean a lot of stress and anxiety on a daily basis. So much so that it can be debilitating and create serious quality-of-life issues. In order to overcome worry, stress, and to clear the mind, it’s important to have a toolbox of anxiety grounding techniques and exercises at your […]




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What is Avoidant Personality Disorder? AVPD Symptoms and Treatment

We all feed the desire to be alone sometimes, but when it consumes our daily life, it might be caused by something more serious like Avoidant Personality Disorder. To understand if it might be a problem, learn to recognize some common AVPD symptoms. Most adults can admit that they experience some social anxiety from time […]




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Skin Hunger: The Effects of Being Touch Starved

Are you touch starved from skin hunger due to being isolated from others? There’s a biological reason behind it. The human touch is incredibly important for both physical and mental health. Our skin is the largest organ in the human body and touch is the first of the six senses we develop as infants. In […]




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Famous People With Borderline Personality Disorder

For the month of May, it’s fitting to explore some celebrities and famous people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Not only is May Mental Health Awareness Month, but it is also Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. It’s a natural human behavior to struggle with emotions. For instance, we may unexpectedly tear up in a sad […]




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What is Neurosis and Neurotic Personality Behavior?

It’s not uncommon to hear people refer to themselves or another person as “neurotic.” This can conjure any number of different definitions or concepts depending on an individual’s understanding of the word. As it turns out, though, a neurotic personality or neurotic behavior is not the same thing as having a neurosis. According to Merriam […]




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Anxiety vs Stress: What is the Difference Between Stress and Anxiety?

Knowing the difference between stress and anxiety is key because it helps us manage our response and approach to the problem. Unfortunately, there’s enough overlap between the symptoms that it can be difficult to distinguish whether we’re under an undue amount of stress or suffering from a bout of anxiety. For that matter, it’s tough […]




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6 Common Causes of Anxiety and Ways to Cope With Them

Wouldn’t it be great if we knew the most common causes of anxiety so we could head them off before they caused so much turmoil in our life? Experiencing anxiety is a totally normal part of life. In fact, it can even be healthy. It is very often that nagging feeling of anxiousness in the […]




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