Category Archives: Disorders

Addiction: More than just a Habit

ADDICTION STYMIES EMOTIONAL GROWTH       It’s hard for most people to understand the mind of an addict.  Or is it?  Maybe most of us have some kind of “fix”, some indulgence or ritual we turn to when we feel anxious, … Continue reading

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Depression: the epidemic continues

DEPRESSION:  MISUNDERSTOOD AND HIGHLY TREATABLE   Depression is one of the most common psychological problems.  It can strike anyone at any time.  In any given year, more than 12 million Americans suffer from it. According to a recent report from … Continue reading

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OCD: the repetition compulsion

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER   Most people have rituals they perform over and over. Sometimes they may be meaningful, sometimes not.  Rituals can contribute a comforting familiarity to an unaccustomed situation.  Or, they may have a reassuring effect in times of … Continue reading

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Source of Anxiety Within You

THE SOURCE OF YOUR ANXIETY IS YOU   We don’t handle discomfort the way we used to.  That’s one reason marriages fall apart so easily.  Pain and anxiety are part of life whether one is married or not.  If you’re … Continue reading

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Managing Stress

STRESS, TIME AND LETTING GO   Many people suffer from stress overload.  Of course, there’s no living without stress.  Stress is life.  Some people, though, have too much.  Some are trapped in stress because preserving their current circumstances is so … Continue reading

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Different Forms of Addiction: Process Addictions

PROCESS ADDICTIONS   To say that addiction is epidemic in our society is no exaggeration.  Mention the word and most people think about alcohol and drugs, substances which alter the mind and provide a ready escape from unpleasant feelings. Substance … Continue reading

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Adjustment Disorder

ADJUSTMENT DISORDER:  THE MOST COMMON PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEM   When something happens to disrupt your life in a major way, it’s not unusual to experience some pretty distressing and uncomfortable feelings.  These can be so intense for a time that it … Continue reading

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Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

PANIC DISORDER AND AGORAPHOBIA   The word “panic” derives from the Greek god, Pan, who, in addition to being a mean flutist was also just plain mean. He liked to terrorize solitary travelers when they were at their most vulnerable, … Continue reading

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Can Take Over Your Life   It is useful to understand the difference between anxiety and fear–not so easy since they both feel exactly the same.  Anxiety is what you feel when you’re worried that the bogeyman might jump … Continue reading

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