What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

Anxiety disorders are a common health issue affecting about 40 million U.S. adults each year.[1] While having some type of anxiety disorder is not rare, many people often mistakenly think their symptoms of healthy nervousness or anxiety are signs of a clinical anxiety disorder, which is...
How to Watch for Signs of Trauma in a Combat Veteran

How to Watch for Signs of Trauma in a Combat Veter...

The symptoms of combat-related trauma or PTSD are challenging to describe to someone who has never experienced or witnessed trauma. Combat-related PTSD is more than just the effects of having to fight, harm or even kill others. Just being in a physical and mental state of continued...
4 Differences Between Clinical Depression and Post-partum Depression

4 Differences Between Clinical Depression and Post...

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), post-partum depression is similar to clinical (or major) depression. In fact, post-partum depression “exists as a part of the spectrum of clinical depression, yet it has a modifier for...
Taking the Step to Get Mental Health Treatment at a Rehab Center

Taking the Step to Get Mental Health Treatment at ...

As there is indeed a deeply embedded stigma attached to mental illness, people tend to back away from signs and symptoms of mental health issues in themselves or a loved one. People don’t want to be identified with a mental health issue because so often this term comes with judgment and...
How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

Denial is a core symptom of addiction. When someone has poor relationships, it often causes her to act against her best interests and to continue her addictive behavior. Denial keeps people involved in addictive and self-destructive behaviors, which lead to detrimental consequences like...
EMDR’s Use in Non-Combat Trauma

EMDR’s Use in Non-Combat Trauma

Most people associate mental trauma with combat veterans or civilians caught up in a war zone. There are many other causes of trauma, however. As defined by the American Psychological Association, trauma is the “emotional response to a terrible event or experience” such as an...