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Why Does Stress Happen?

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We have all felt it at some point in our lives, and we are likely feeling a form of it right now: Stress. This invisible yet tangible tension can cause many physical and mental health problems the more it builds up. But where does it come from? Why does stress happen when we are overworked … Read more

Ways City Life Can Increase Social Anxiety

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Almost everyone is drawn to the appeal of the big city. Financial opportunities, entertainment events, and bright lights that people just can’t seem to get enough of. But some folks never seem to settle into city life no matter how long they’ve lived there. Public transportation woes, rising costs of living, and nighttime noisiness can … Read more

Understanding Body Image Disorders

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Everyone has their own body image, meaning that they view their own bodies in a very unique way. Some people are happy with the way they look, while others may feel that something is “wrong” or “off” about them. The mental attitude that one has towards one’s own body can also be attributed to body … Read more

Helping a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder

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Dealing with the more severe symptoms of bipolar disorder is exhausting for those diagnosed with the condition as well as their family members. Not only can bipolar lead to increasing mental health issues, but it can also have a negative impact on socialization and self-esteem. A lot of folks tend to experience mood swings and … Read more

What Causes High Depression Rates in NYC?

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New York City: The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. There are many endearing nicknames for the city that was once known as the center of the world, but among them should be counted “the center of depression.” Since New York is often seen as the epitome of all things financial, political, and social, … Read more

Hidden Signs of Anxiety

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Some people feel more comfortable talking about their anxiety with others than being open about it. Many people are reluctant to talk about their mental health. There are many indicators that someone may have hidden anxiety. Knowing that you or someone you know is experiencing this type of behavior can help you understand their functioning … Read more

Risk Factors for Insomnia

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Millions of people around the world suffer from insomnia, a sleep disorder that affects their ability to fall asleep or stay asleep. The United States alone has around 25% of people who experience insomnia every year. However, 75% of those people don’t develop long-term symptoms because they proactively seek insomnia treatment in NYC. Daytime fatigue … Read more

Myths About OCD

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As one of the more commonly talked-about mental health conditions, obsessive-compulsive disorder comes with a lot of stereotypes. Researchers believe that almost 1% of all American adults are affected by OCD, or display behaviors and thoughts classified as compulsive. But a lot of media and TV portrayals of this disorder can shed a bad light … Read more

Sleep and Mental Health

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Mental health and sleep are closely linked. Your mental and psychological health are affected by sleep deprivation. People with mental health issues are more likely than others to experience insomnia or other sleep disorders. Americans are known for being sleep deficient. People with psychiatric conditions tend to be more likely to be awake for long … Read more

Helping a Partner with Personality Disorders

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Borderline personality disorder is a clinical mental illness that can lead to toxicity, a negative self-image, and impulsive behaviors. It can also cause extreme emotions and mood swings. BPD is usually caused by genetics, environmental factors, trauma, and brain activity. Some people may even have difficulty empathizing and carry a huge fear of abandonment by … Read more

Can Nutrition Affect Mental Health?

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It’s no secret that a well-rounded meal can be the best thing for your health. But the benefits of eating good don’t just affect you physically. Studies have shown that nutrition can affect mental health as well. If you are looking to improve your emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and physical well-being, you might want to start … Read more

Myths About Childhood Behavior

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Many new parents worry that their child’s behavior is abnormal. While every individual expresses themselves in different ways, slight alterations from what is considered the norm can send up a lot of alarms. It’s important that parents work to develop a comfortable lifestyle and understanding of their child’s behavior. Let’s knock out some myths about … Read more

Myths About Personality Disorders

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The battle with mental health can be difficult to win alone. This is especially compounded by the fact that popular depictions about people with personality disorders and other mental health struggles shed a bad light on those who are already going through enough. Unfortunately, these myths about personality disorders continue to circulate. The result can … Read more

Ways Social Media Triggers Eating Disorders

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With social media entering its second decade of existence, the long-term effects of its use really have to be considered. Children growing up in schools are more exposed to social media than ever; therefore, it has a much bigger influence on their lives. Unfortunately, our behavioral health experts have been noticing the consistent ways social … Read more

Myths About Bipolar Disorder

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Most people get their wealth of information through the media. Unfortunately, the media has never done a good job portraying mental health issues in an accurate way. In fact, most movies and TV shows tend to villainize mental and personality traits such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This has led society to find those suffering … Read more