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Monthly Archives: February 2014

How to Help When Your Loved One Avoids Psychotropic Medication

When most individuals hear that a friend or family member has to take medication for mental illness, there might be a small judgment inside. There continues to be a stigma against those who need psychotropic medication, along with a judgment for having a mental illness in the first place. Although

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The Most Common Diagnoses Defined

Not everyone meets the criteria for having a mental illness. Although everyone must meet the challenges of life and can develop symptoms of a mental illness as a result, there are certain criteria outlined by the American Psychological Association for each mental disorder. In order to make a diagnosis, a

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Hundreds of Mental Health Therapies to Choose From

Are you considering seeing a therapist? You might think that the way you will be treated, that is the therapy itself, will be the same no matter which therapist you decide to see. If you’ve never been to a therapist or psychologist before, you might imagine sitting on a couch,

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The Differences in Mental Health, Illness, and Diagnosis

If you don’t have a diagnosis, if you don’t have to take any psychotropic medication, and if you function relatively well in your life, perhaps you are mentally healthy. Sure, every one has problems, concerns, and challenges in life, but your ability to meet the demands of those challenges without

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Psychological and Emotional Well Being: Ways to Stay Healthy

If you think about it, every one is vulnerable to mental illness. If you experience a car accident, you might develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If you lose a best friend to suicide, you might find yourself grieving over her loss and slump into a depression. If you have a

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