A Case Study in Stockholm Syndrome? The Patty Hearst Kidnapping

A case study in stockholm syndrome

It had only been 2 months since the high-profile kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst when she shocked the world with a public appearance. For those present for the robbery at Hibernia Bank on April 15, 1974, watching Hearst confidently wield an assault rifle would not align with the narrative of the young hostage they knew. […]

How to Get the Correct Diagnosis for Depression

Getting the right diagnosis for depression

It’s no surprise that depression screening is becoming more common in different health care settings. It’s estimated that each year, 9.5% of adults in the United States have a depressive illness. That number is trending upward, but 55% of American adults with mental illness don’t receive treatment. Getting diagnosed is the first step toward proper […]

What Are Egosyntonic and Egodyntonic Behaviors?

Egosyntonic vs Egodyntonic -what do they mean

If you’re suffering from substance abuse, the difference between your past and present selves may shock you. Thinking of your life before addiction raises questions — mainly, what changed? The answer lies in a simple shift between syntonic vs. dystonic behaviors. While taking a few extra drinks or doses during the week might seem like […]

Are There Differences Between Bipolar and Major Depression?

Bipolar and depression - difference

The depressive phase of bipolar disorder is so similar to major depression that the former is sometimes misdiagnosed as the latter. If you, a friend or a family member has been feeling down for longer than usual, it helps to know the signs of a deeper underlying mental health condition. Additionally, understanding the differences between […]

Adjustment Disorder vs. Depression: What Differences to Look for

Adjustment Disorder vs Depression

Everyone faces a major life event at some point, whether it’s moving to a different state, starting a new job or losing a loved one. It’s normal to feel stressed or upset about life changes, but experiencing extreme stress that interferes with your everyday routine may indicate a larger problem. An adjustment disorder is a […]