Sleep Disorders

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Sleep disorders are problems with the quality, timing, and/or amount of sleep that affect an individual’s ability to function during the daytime. Getting enough quality sleep is a basic human need that directly affects both mental and physical health. The average person undergoes 3-5 sleep cycles per night. These sleep cycles are made up of […]

Stress Management

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Stress is something we all experience from time to time, although some people experience more stress than others. Defining stress can be quite complicated. For starters, stress can be either beneficial or detrimental depending on the severity and situation. For example, acute stress can increase energy levels and concentration to finish a specific task. On […]

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Trauma disorders are mental disorders that occur as a result of an experience involving an actual or potential threat to one’s life or a loved one’s life. Although different categories of trauma exist, the most common forms of trauma center around interpersonal violence and sexual assault in adulthood and abuse in childhood. Trauma can be […]

Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are a group of mental disorders defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person’s physical or mental health, and are the result of distressing thoughts and emotions. Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and unspecified eating disorder. Did You Know? According to the American Psychiatric Association, eating […]

Tics & Tourettes Disorder

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Tourette syndrome (tourettes disorder) is a type of tic disorder characterized by sudden, repetitive, rapid, and/or unwanted movements and vocalizations known as tics. In most cases, motor tics, such as blinking, shrugging, or jerking an arm, will start between the ages of 5 and 10. At this point, the tics may primarily affect the head […]

Peripartum Depression

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Peripartum depression is depression that affects a woman during pregnancy and/or after childbirth (postpartum depression). After childbirth, the American Psychiatry Association notes that up to 70% of women experience the “baby blues”, which is a short-term condition characterized by feelings of irritability, restlessness, anxiety, and crying for no reason. Peripartum depression is not to be […]

Women’s Mental Health

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Men and women are different in a variety of ways. Because of these differences, certain medical and mental health conditions can affect men and women differently. Hormonal changes in women can increase susceptibility to certain mental health conditions, such as depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder, to name a few. Additionally, mental health […]