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August 9, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Classifying Personality Types Has Some Benefits

August 9, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Is it helpful to classify personality types or does it put people into a box? A review of taxometric studies of personality concluded: “Whether personality attributes are best understood as dimensions or categories (types) is the subject of some debate.” Yet another recent study stated that “information is lost when personality facets are overlooked”. Experts weighed in on the usefulness of classifying personality types. [More]

June 22, 2018
by Tina Arnoldi

Mental Health Startups on the Rise

June 22, 2018 10:05 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

A spate of recent mental health startups has some looking into their effectiveness. Although research shows some issues from the overuse of technology and smartphone addiction, with a negative impact on attention spans, depression, and anxiety, some startups are looking for positive ways to use technology for good. [More]

March 12, 2015
by Dr. Irina Kerzhnerman,Phd

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Do I Have Adult ADHD or Am I Just Busy?

March 12, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Irina Kerzhnerman,Phd  [About the Author]

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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has become a very widely known term in many people’s family life. Whether you have a child that has been diagnosed through their pediatrician or their school, you are grateful that the issues your family struggles with have a name and an intervention or you believe that the condition is over-diagnosed and over-medicated in children, you likely have heard about this diagnosis. [More]

December 15, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

December 15, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Many of us have talked about being "obsessed" over something in our lifetime, but what does that actually mean? There are a lot of definitions floating around, but there are some people in this world where their "obsession" actually becomes something that gets in the way of living a happy, fruitful life. It can be difficult for people to get through these sorts of times in their lives, and they may have some struggle with their obsession. [More]

November 23, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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How Do I Deal with a Child that has ADHD?

November 23, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, better known as ADHD, is a disorder that many people in the United States have to deal with on a regular basis. Whether you're an adult that didn't get treated as a child, an adult that developed adult onset ADHD, or you have a child that has ADHD, there are a lot of things that you need to do in order to deal with the disease in a way that is effective and helps you or your child work through life in the way that they were intended to. [More]

September 3, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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Treatment Compliance in Bipolar Disorder

September 3, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

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Bipolar Disorder was commonly referred to as Manic Depressive Disorder, and is a mental illness that is characterized by extreme changes in mood from very high or manic, and very low or depressed. It is considered to be one of the more disabling disorders especially when it goes untreated. During manic phases, people can be self-destructive and impulsive which can be difficult for others to deal with. Also during a manic phase, many people living with this illness are likely to “feel great” and might become non-compliant with the treatment that keeps them more stable. [More]

August 31, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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Understanding the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

August 31, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

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Schizophrenia is one of the more serious mental health diagnoses, and is possibly one of the more misunderstood illnesses. Individuals with this diagnosis often require very close observation and intensive mental health treatment interventions in order to maintain stability. This summary will explore some of the symptoms of the diagnosis, some of the treatment options, and some of the common misconceptions about the illness. There seem to be varying levels of stigma surrounding mental health issues, and schizophrenia suffers as one of the more stigmatized disorders. [More]

August 25, 2014
by Dr. DeeAnn Visk

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How to Best Treat Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

August 25, 2014 04:55 by Dr. DeeAnn Visk  [About the Author]

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What is the best way to help children from aged five to eight with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? A recent study from Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island offers an interesting insight. Researcher there found that family-based cognitive behavioral therapy is beneficial. They found that developmentally sensitive family-based treatment that included exposure/response prevention was more effective in reducing OCD symptoms and functional impairment in this age group when compared to a structured relaxation program. [More]