Borderline Personality Disorder Explained

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed mental health conditions… in part because the symptoms usually only appear in response to dealing with anger in a personal relationship. This makes many people feel like they should not say anything (for fear of upsetting a loved one or a friend, or out of shame and embarrassment …

Managing Test Anxiety

Anxiety comes in many different forms—and results from different external and internal stimuli and perceptions. A person’s response to stressful situations can manifest itself as differing behaviors. However, those situations which render people unable to reasonably perform or react to a situation can be a direct result of anxiety. Performance anxiety, visiting medical offices, social anxiety and test anxiety are …

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PTSD Examined: The Five Types of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The five types of PTSD require different treatment methods and vary greatly on how long the symptoms can last. PTSD is a multidimensional disorder with many different causes and outcomes. Originally, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was thought to be something only military service members and veterans faced. Now, we understand that this stress disorder can happen to anyone, especially …

Triggers and the Psychology Behind Them

We all have emotional triggers. For some, an errant comment can bring up momentary feelings of sadness or stress. For others, ideas, images, scenes and more can cause debilitating anxiety or emotional distress that destabilizes them for the rest of the day. It can be challenging to identify what exactly our emotional triggers are. But we need to get to …