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Your Favorite Video Game and the Mental Health Implications

Your Favorite Video Game and the Mental Health Implications

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition, impacting over 19% of the American adult population. And while anxiety is treatable, only 36.9% of those with an anxiety disorder receive treatment. Sadly, the same is true for depression. The condition is widespread and treatable, […]

How Safe Are Blockbuster Weight Loss Drugs?

How Safe Are Blockbuster Weight Loss Drugs?

Weight loss drugs are nothing new. Some of the first diet pills date back to the 1800s, but they didn’t reach peak popularity until 1985, when the National Institutes of Health officially declared obesity a chronic disease and fen-phen hit the market. Although this particular weight loss drug helped people lose a lot of weight, […]

Orthorexia & ARFID – Little-Known Eating Disorders

Orthorexia ARFID

When most people think about eating disorders, bulimia and anorexia come to mind. However, recent trends have caused an increase in a healthy eating disorder: orthorexia nervosa. This disorder causes rapid weight loss and an obsession with food like anorexia, but instead of trying to lose weight, people starve themselves in the name of clean […]

A Blood Test for Diagnosing PTSD?

A Blood Test for Diagnosing PTSD?

Discover the latest breakthrough in treating post-traumatic stress disorder: a new PTSD diagnostic test. Learn how a blood test can help identify PTSD symptoms. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) are mental health issues caused by frightening or dangerous events. PTSD happens after one event, while CPTSD happens after many events […]

Mental Performance Training – What Athletes Do

Mental Performance Training

What is mental training? Mental performance training is a combination of techniques elite athletes use to improve performance. It’s a way of training mental toughness so they can better cope with various mental and emotional factors, which can include anything from anxiety to trauma and burnout. According to a study published in Frontiers in Psychology, […]

Post-Pandemic Stress Disorder – What It Is

PPSD - Post Pandemic Stress Disorder

Post-pandemic stress disorder (PPSD) reflects the trauma caused by COVID-19 for people around the world. When the pandemic started in the United States, people had to restructure their entire lives in the wake of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 146.6 million people caught the virus between February 2020 […]

It’s Complicated: PTSD and Relationships

It's Complicated: PTSD and Relationships

Complex PTSD and romantic relationships present a unique set of challenges. While some tell people to stay with mentally ill partners no matter what, others advise them to leave because it’s not their problem. Likewise, individuals with PTSD struggle to maintain relationships or worry that their partner judges them. These conflicts build until they start […]

Which Mental Illnesses Can/Can’t Be Cured?

Which Mental Illnesses Can/Can't Be Cured?

Mental illness looks different for everyone, even among people with the same condition. For example, one person with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may only battle nightmares and occasional anxiety in the months or years following a traumatic event. Another person with a similar traumatic event may have nightmares, flashbacks, paranoia and debilitating anxiety. One person […]