Category: science

mental health month: trauma

Welcome back! Let’s talk about Truama and Stressor related disorders. Read more for a great book recommendation for emotional trauma and CPTSD. What is Trauma? This can be any event or events which leave lasting psychological distress. This ranges from emotional abuse influencing your… Continue Reading “mental health month: trauma”

Mental Health Month: OCD and Related conditions

We’re in day two of our Mental Health Month series where we discuss different DSM-5 diagnoses and the research behind them. Today we’re talking about Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, including Body Dsymorphic Disorder. What is Obsession? Let’s distinguish the difference between being obsessed… Continue Reading “Mental Health Month: OCD and Related conditions”

Mental Health Month: Anxiety Disorders

Today we start our Mental Health Month series. As a short recap: every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this month we will be covering different DSM-5 diagnoses, recent research, and featuring personal stories from YOU. This week we’re covering Anxiety disorders, OCD and Related Disorders,… Continue Reading “Mental Health Month: Anxiety Disorders”

A Medication-Free Anxiety Treatment

Briefly last week, I considered getting back on medication. My panic attacks have been relentless, my voices have been annoying, my thoughts have been in and out of this world. I went as far as going online to a pain center my previous psychiatrist… Continue Reading “A Medication-Free Anxiety Treatment”

Our Scientific Crisis

In the wake of this lighting striking all over the world, there’s been a level of social (media) distancing I can appreciate. I haven’t written since my break because I don’t just want to talk about COVID. It’s just that everything else seems so… Continue Reading “Our Scientific Crisis”

The Do’s and Don’ts of COVID-19

My social media break has officially broken, and I am back amid panic, turmoil, and pandemic simply because being quarantined means there is nothing better to do than browse social media, panic more, and then realize that fear is more constrictive than any virus… Continue Reading “The Do’s and Don’ts of COVID-19”

How To (Gently) Encourage Your Friend to Get On Medication.

Step 1: Don’t. It’s that simple. Why Are We Talking About This? There are too many questions on social media of people asking Pop-Advocacy sites and people with lived experience how they should convince their friend to get back on medication. Let’s be clear… Continue Reading “How To (Gently) Encourage Your Friend to Get On Medication.”

A Broken System: What We Can Do.

I cited an alarming statistic in my post Is Psychology A Science Part 1 (which you can read at the given link) that one of my research professors cited: there are about 40,000 psychological research papers published each year, and, on average, clinical psychologists… Continue Reading “A Broken System: What We Can Do.”

Where Research In Re-Framing Our Thoughts Could Take Us

We get consistent word from our therapists that if we re-frame our thoughts, we can change the way we think, the way we perceive things, and that will ultimately help us cope with life. This is often done with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is… Continue Reading “Where Research In Re-Framing Our Thoughts Could Take Us”

Hearing Voices: Internal versus External

Something people who don’t hear voices misunderstand about hearing voices is that it’s not like sitting next to a party of five in a restaurant where you can generally tune out all the giggles and unrelated conversation and focus on the person in front… Continue Reading “Hearing Voices: Internal versus External”

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