Refresh Mental Health: How-to Guide
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by Austin Cooper
3d ago
You don’t have to wait until you’ve reached a crisis point before you take action to improve your mental health. For many challenges, a brief mental health refresh can make a world of difference. What Does it Mean to Refresh Your Mental Health? People often think of mental health in binary, extreme terms: Either your mental health is good (in which case you don’t need to do anything) or it’s bad (and you need to get treatment). The truth is a bit more complex.  As is also the case with physical health, your mental health can fluctuate depending on a variety of internal and external factor ..read more
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50 Daily Affirmations to Make You Feel Good
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by Austin Cooper
6d ago
If you have been struggling with poor motivation, low self-esteem, or diminished confidence, incorporating daily affirmations into your life could make a world of difference. 50 Feel Good Daily Affirmations  Here are 50 examples of daily affirmations that can help you overcome negative thoughts and maintain a positive outlook on life:   I am a good person, and I deserve to be happy. I deserve the same love and support that I offer to others. I am capable of overcoming whatever obstacles I encounter today. When my actions align with my values, I cannot fail. I trust my instincts ..read more
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About Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
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by Austin Cooper
2w ago
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is a rare disorder that can involve a variety of distressing perceptual abnormalities. The name of the disorder may make it sound dream-like or even fun – but the actual experience is far from pleasurable. What Exactly Is Alice in Wonderland Syndrome? Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) is a neurological condition that temporarily disrupts a person’s ability to perceive themselves, their surroundings, and the passage of time. It is sometimes also referred to as dysmetropsia and Todd’s syndrome. The first two experts to describe these symptoms were American neurolog ..read more
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The Psychology About Attention Seeking
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by Austin Cooper
3w ago
Being the center of attention can prompt an array of emotions. Some people become nervous or embarrassed, while others enjoy the occasional opportunity to bask in the proverbial spotlight. In some extreme cases, though, a deep-seated need for the adulation of others can prompt people to engage in a variety of questionable attention-seeking behaviors. When Is Attention Seeking Considered a Disorder? Attention seeking can be annoying, off-putting, and offensive. But at what point does it cease being simply inappropriate behavior and become a symptom of a mental health condition? Attention-seekin ..read more
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Auditory Hallucinations: Schizophrenia
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by Austin Cooper
1M ago
Schizophrenia is a complex mental health condition that is characterized by impairments in a person’s ability to perceive their environment and communicate with others. For many people who have this condition, one of the more disruptive symptoms are auditory hallucinations. About the Auditory Hallucination Symptoms of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is associated with five distinct kinds of symptoms: Delusions Hallucinations Disorganized speech Grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior Negative symptoms To be accurately diagnosed with schizophrenia, a person must have two of the five symptoms l ..read more
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11 Books About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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by Montare Behavioral Health
1M ago
Many people who have struggled with mental illnesses benefit from having cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, incorporated into their treatment plan. To help those who are interested in learning more about how this type of therapy works and why it has proved to be so effective, we’ve compiled a list of highly regarded cognitive behavioral therapy books, workbooks, and audiobooks.  Books About How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works Our exploration of cognitive behavioral therapy books begins with ones that focus on the fundamental principles and practices of CBT. Please note that many of ..read more
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Agoraphobia vs Social Anxiety: What’s the Difference?
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by Montare Behavioral Health
1M ago
Agoraphobia and social anxiety disorder are complex conditions that can undermine a person’s ability to live a full and satisfying life. Though these disorders are similar in some ways, there are some important differences between them. To find the right type of help for yourself or a loved one, it is important to understand the distinctions between agoraphobia vs. social anxiety disorder. Defining Agoraphobia and Social Anxiety To fully appreciate the differences and similarities between agoraphobia vs. social anxiety disorder, it can be helpful to begin by reviewing a few basic facts about e ..read more
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Brainspotting vs EMDR Therapy
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by Montare Behavioral Health
1M ago
EMDR therapy and brainspotting are often incorporated into care for individuals who have been living with untreated psychological trauma. Understanding the similarities and differences between brainspotting vs. EMDR therapy can help you make the most informed decision for yourself or on behalf of a loved one. What is EMDR Therapy?  Prior to contrasting and comparing brainspotting vs. EMDR therapy, let’s take a moment to review some basic facts about each technique. We’ll begin with EMDR. EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. This form of therapy was developed  ..read more
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Do I Have Crippling Anxiety?
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by Austin Cooper
1M ago
You won’t find an entry for crippling anxiety in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). But it’s not uncommon to hear people use the term when discussing their own mental health struggles. So, what is crippling anxiety, and how can someone who has this condition get the help they need? What is Crippling Anxiety? Crippling anxiety is an informal term that describes acute or severe symptoms of an anxiety disorder. It is sometimes referred to as debilitating or overwhelming anxiety. As suggested by the various words that are used to describe this c ..read more
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Understanding Obsessive Relational Intrusion
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by Austin Cooper
1M ago
If you’ve never encountered the term, obsessive relational intrusion (ORI) before, you are not alone. But you’ve probably heard of stalking. ORI and stalking share some features, but there are also a few important distinctions between these two behaviors. What is Obsessive Relational Intrusion? In their book The Dark Side of Close Relationships, Brian H. Spitzberg and William R. Cupach defined obsessive relational intrusion as “repeated and unwanted pursuit and invasion of one’s sense of physical or symbolic privacy by another person, either stranger or acquaintance, who desires and/or pr ..read more
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