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What is Agoraphobia? When does this happen in your life? What does it feel like? What are some causes? When does it show up? How does it affect us? What are the results of this? How do I live with Agoraphobia? Is it manageable?
Think of Dissociation like a spectrum. Like any mental illness, some are affected more severely than others. But it doesn't mean they don't deserve the same acceptance and understanding. Dissociation is involuntary and can be extremely distressing, take the time to learn more HERE!
"The Winter Blues" is just a name we've given this depression to shrug things off, but there are actual chemical imbalances going on and you don't deserve to feel this way. If you've noticed a tough transition from summer to fall or winter to spring you'll probably be experiencing many of the symptoms in this blog.
Anorexia Nervosa and anorexia are two very different things. Anorexia Nervosa is a mental illness and eating disorder that makes individuals fear weight gain and experience a distorted body image leading to low body weight. While anorexia is more of a symptom or side effect meaning the loss of appetite or inability to eat.
Bipolar Disorder is classified under three main types and like many other illnesses, it varies greatly between different people. Manic or mania is a term used to describe a heightened sense of confidence, energy, and excitedness. You could also experience a milder form of mania called hypomania. While Depressive is used to describe negative mood changes and a loss of energy or desire to do activities originally enjoyed.
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? When does this happen in your life? What does it feel like? What are some causes? When does it show up? How does it affect us? What are the results of this? Lets YAC about it!
What is Social Anxiety Disorder? When does this happen in your life? What does it feel like? What are some causes? When does it show up? How does it affect us? What are the results of this? Lets YAC about it!
People with GAD experience feelings of worry on a daily basis with a variety of topics and events. The factors that set GAD apart from other anxiety disorders are the constant, intrusive, and excessive thoughts that people with GAD experience. The person may be well aware that these thoughts or worries are irrational or exaggerated, but can not stop them or control them.
The best way to be an ally for someone going through a personality disorder or dissociative feelings is to let them know they can talk freely and they will not be judged. Allowing people to be vulnerable and honest in your company can help soothe their anxieties and also help you to understand.
From Chronic Depression to Dysthymia, to Persistent Depressive Disorder this depression has taken on many labels. Twice as likely to be diagnosed in women, this disorder often goes mistreated, misdiagnosed, and carries many similar symptoms to that of Major or Clinical Depression. Learn more HERE about the differences.
PTSD comes in all different shapes and sizes and can affect people from all walks of life at all ages. Yes, even children can experience PTSD and often they exhibit different symptoms so it's important to read on and recognize what those are. PTSD is your brain's long-term response to an event or situation that was distressing, disturbing, life-changing or catastrophic
There are three different types of ADHD, Predominately Inattentive, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive, or Combined. Meaning that individuals with ADHD can have trouble with focusing, listening, and organizational skills or they could have a hard time sitting still, not fidgeting, and not being able to wait their turn. Or, they could have problems with both being inattentive and being hyperactive. It is generally diagnosed when children begin going to school, with the majority of individuals exhibiting symptoms into adulthood.