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Emotional Abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the many different conditions that are generally categorized under the wider umbrella of anxiety disorders. The key defining element which differentiates PTSD from other anxiety disorders, however, is the psychological re-living of a traumatic experience by the individual. This article will explore the close relationship and similarity …

Existential Therapy to Treat Anxiety, Depression: Existential Psychotherapy’s Philosophical Approach to Mood Disorders

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Existential psychotherapy addresses the problems of human existence and the human condition. The main premise of this therapy is that disease (more accurately spelled “dis-ease”) is a consequence of existential problems. Existential problems include universal human feelings of aloneness and meaninglessness. Impact of Existential Philosophers and Thinkers on Existential Psychotherapy Existentialist thinkers laid the foundation …

Five Simple Ways to Reduce Anxiety: How to Deal With Excess Worry and Tension

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Carolyn Chambers Clark, founder of The Wellness Institute, says that anxiety conditions are “the number-one mental health problem among American women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men” (Clark, Carolyn Chambers, ARNP, EDD. Living Well With Anxiety: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You…That You Need to Know. New York: HarperCollins). Billions …

Tweens and Screen Addiction: Too Much Internet or TV Time are Common Tween Problems

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There are several different theories currently being popularized when referring to “screen addiction.” While “screen addiction” has previously been classified into either one of two categories, computer/Internet addiction or television addiction, more recent ideas (such as those proposed by Nancy Levant in her series on “Manipulating America”) combine the two forms of addiction into a …

The Effects of Alcohol Addiction on the Heart

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Over time, alcohol addiction can seriously harm the hearts of heavy drinkers. The publicity given in recent years to likely protective effects on the heart of moderate alcohol consumption has probably confused many people and led some to believe that drinking more than is recommended won’t be bad for them. But the evidence is overwhelming …

What is Exercise Addiction?: Anorexia Nervosa and Exercise Dependence

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As any health professional and eating disorder sufferer knows only too well, exercise is often a huge problem for those seeking and maintaining a healthy recovery. This article aims to examine the key issues listed below including exploring the dangers of compulsive exercise, the impact it has on one’s health as well as recommended treatment. …

Types of Process Addictions

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Process addictions can occur in several forms including addictions to gambling, sex, food, shopping, and work. Unlike ingestive addictions where a person is addicted to some type of substance like alcohol or nicotine, process addictions involve being obsessed with a particular action. The addict becomes consumed with the process that it starts affecting the individuals …