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How to overcome—and heal—from a traumatic birth

Every birth is unique. And for some, a birth experience can be deeply troubling and even cause post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).After giving birth, many women share a sense of disappointment, anger or fear. And this may have happened to you. Despite

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    What Are the Types of Psychotic Disorders?

    Learn about the symptoms of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, delusional disorder, and more.

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    Profiles in (Everyday) Courage | Psychology Today

    How to Stop Fear from Being the Boss of You: Small acts of everyday courage are the key to developing confidence

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    Depression Doesn’t Feel the Same for Everyone - Alpha-Stim

    Often when people think of depression, they imagine it as overwhelming sadness, but everyone who suffers from depression has a unique experience.

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    How Complaining Physically Rewires Your Brain To Be Anxious And Depressed

    We all know a Debby-downer who is perpetually negative and tends to bring everyone down with them. For these people,

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    Sociopath vs. Narcissist: What's the Difference? - Health

    A sociopath and narcissist are similar dangerous personality types, but there is a key way to tell them apart. Find out what an expert says about the

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    Hopkins Study: Half Of Schizophrenia Cases Misdiagnosed, Most Just Have Anxiety - Study Finds

    A significant number of people declared schizophrenic by their doctors may be misdiagnosed. A small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC) with diagnoses of schizophrenia found that about half didn't hav

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    What You Should Know About Remarriage

    Remarriage after divorce can be terrifying for many reasons. Audrey Cade and four more women share their experience with love the second time around...

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    Why late bloomers are happier and more successful — Quartz

    The early bird gets the worm, sure. But it doesn't get the lessons that make one wise.

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    7 Research-Based Principles for Making Marriage Work

    In The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, written with Nan Silver, renowned clinical psychologist and marriage researcher John Gottman, Ph.D, reveals

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      4 Cognitive Distortions Caused By Childhood Emotional Neglect

      Cassie sits with her two friends at their favorite coffee shop. She is listening to her friends heatedly discuss their views about the political situation in the U.S. As Cassie listens, she feels 3 things. First, she feels impressed at how much her friend

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        Why 'Gender Neutral Parenting' Is Child Abuse

        NBC reports on a parenting trend with a name as stupid as the thing itself: "theybies." This is the designation certain upper-class, white, liberal parents have given to their childr

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        Pediatricians Say Kids Need Simple Toys, Not iPads And Electronics

        The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement that explains why basic toys like blocks are healthier for kids than gadgets and screens.

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        Daring to be Authentic after Narcissistic Abuse

        There’s a particular scene in the Julie & Julia movie that inspired this article and never fails to move me to tears. It’s the scene where Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep on platform shoes) is tearfully telling her husband, Paul (Stanley..

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        Boys Are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society … and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships

        I burst out laughing the other day while reading a friend’s Facebook status. He explained that he and his two grade school sons were watching “Anne of Green Gables” when they came to the part where Anne and Diana have a conversation while standing o

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        Prince Harry Delivers Powerful Speech On Seeking Mental Health Help

        "You need to know that part of being strong and tough is having the courage to seek help when you need it," the Duke of Sussex said.

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        First PTSD Study During Warfare By Israeli Researchers Provides Early Symptom Indicators | Health News

        Joint research by the University of Haifa and Natal during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 looked at reactions and experiences as the conflict unfolded.

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        More Firefighters Committed Suicide In 2017 Than Died In Line Of Duty

        In a survey of > 4,000 first responders, 37% had contemplated suicide and almost 7% had attempted it. That's more than 10x the general population. Another study concluded that for firefighters specifically, at least 103 had taken their own lives in 201

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        15 Things People Who Fear Commitment Always Say

        No one grows up expecting to become a commitment phobe. We usually march through childhood and adolescence, assuming that we'll go the whole "love, marriage, baby carriage" traditional commitment route, like most of the adults we knew growing up did.…

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        Being Your Own Partner | Thrive Global

        It doesn't matter if you are alone or you find a romantic relationship or a partner as long as you love yourself and have self-respect.

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        10 Things you Need to Know about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

        Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an approach to dealing with negative thoughts and emotions, to free yourself up to live a more satisfying life.

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          Psychology Explains Why Blunt People Make The Best Friends

          “Ten minutes with a genuine friend is better than years spent with anyone less.” – Crystal Woods We all know that one person who just tells it like it is – the friend that is brutally honest with us and gives us the tough love we need to make it t

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          Here Are The 11 Things That Are Making People Less Attractive – HealthyWay

          Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there are many little things that could be causing people to perceive you as less attractive.

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          The 8 Worst Things Men Can Do On Dates – FashionBeans.com

          Ever wonder if you're that guy? Here's eight things to avoid if you don't want to end up a woman's dating horror story.

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          Positive Self-Talk: 7 Things Mentally Healthy People Tell Themselves

          The messages we give to ourselves every day have enormous power. Anything that is repeated and repeated and repeated can become "truth" -- even when it isn't. Any coach will tell you that practice doesn't necessarily make perfect but it certainl

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          How Useful Is Fear? - The Atlantic

          Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake.

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          The Best Five Nonverbal Signs Of Attraction

          Many supposed signs of attraction were not linked to liking, the extensive research found.

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          A New Approach to Understanding Social Anxiety

          There’s more to social anxiety disorder than just its symptoms says new research

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          Rewiring Your Avoidant, Anxious, or Fearful Attachment Style

          Sometimes it's less about figuring things out and more about practicing behaviors that will help rewire your emotional system and give you the freedom to change.

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          Understand The Difference Between Second Cousins And Cousins Once Removed

          Remembering the difference between a “second cousin” and a “cousin once removed” is one of those facts that I have filed away in my brain as non-essential. I think I know the difference, but then I get fuzzy on the details. Luckil

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          How to Cope When Debt Wrecks Your Mental Health

          Here’s expert advice on handling the psychological and emotional toll of money, especially when you’re in debt.

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          Bipolar 1 Versus Bipolar 2: What’s the Difference?

          A diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be further broken down various types, such as bipolar 1 versus bipolar 2. Learn the difference here.

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          Why It's Okay To Cut Toxic Family Members Out of Your Life - The Minds Journal

          "You should never compromise your mental, emotional or physical health for the sake of tolerating a toxic family member." Why It's Okay To Cut Toxic Family Members Out of Your Life

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          7 Habits That Make People Seem Less Intelligent – HealthyWay

          It's surprisingly easy to do things that make you look unintelligent in public. Here's a list of the most common mistakes...and how to avoid them.

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          15 Toxic Beliefs You Should Give Up to Be Happy

          Luminita Saviuc, Purpose Fairy There are so many limiting and toxic beliefs we hold on to, beliefs that keep us from living the happy, joyful and meaningful life we all deserve to live. And by giving up on them, by  letting go of all the extra baggage

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          Don't Let Anxiety Ruin Your Day

          Start your day off with less stress by following these four simple steps.

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          Early Signs You’re His Rebound

          Men who are on the rebound can appear to be the most emotionally healthy, grounded and well-adjusted ones out there. That’s because they’re on the “Fake it ‘til you make it” plan. They need to beli…

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          6 Signs You’re Actually An Outgoing Introvert, Because Yes, Those Exist

          You’ve probably always considered yourself either an extrovert or an introvert, because in the dichotomy, you were either one or the other. Well, like with many things in life, this is not a simple case of black and white. There’s a large gray area t

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          7 things people with anxiety want their loved ones to know

          I have anxiety, and I believe I can speak for everyone with anxiety when I say this: it’s gotta be hard to be close to us. But there are seven things we wa

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          Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder | Dr. Phil

          So many parents express concern about their children being diagnosed with bipolar at age 5, 10 or 15. How is bipolar diagnosed and what are some of the early onset signs? First of all, it typically takes 8 to 10 years after the first signs of bipolar to r

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          10 Things You Need to Know About Codependency

          Codependency is often misunderstood. It’s not just a label to slap on the spouse of every alcoholic. It encompasses a wide-range of behavior and thought patterns that cause people distress to varying degrees. I hope this article will help clear up some.

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          Introduction to Bipolar Disorder | Psych Central

          Bipolar disorder (“manic depression”) is a mental disorder that is characterized by constantly changing moods between depression and mania. The mood swings are significant, and the highs of mania and the lows of depression are usually extreme.

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          If You’ve Ever Been Called Overly Emotional or Too Sensitive, This is For You

          For some reason, people in this day and age think that being emotional is a bad thing, that telling someone they are 'too emotional' is an extreme insult. Is it really no longer okay to feel

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          4 Powers That May Be Hiding Behind Anxiety Disorders

          Heightened perception is a crucial part of anxiety, but in this ability of perceiving things lie 4 powers that other people don’t often possess.

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          3 Serious Struggles People Who Come From A Toxic Family Face Every Day

          Coming from a toxic family can change your perception of the world around you, and usually not for the better. These 3 struggles are proof of that.

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          Depression Is Now Leading Cause of Ill Health Worldwide

          The WHO says depression rates rose 18 percent in a decade.

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            Psychologists Explain Benefits Of Baking For Other People

            It's not just about giving them something sweet.

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              5 Surprising Lessons I’ve Learned about Chronic Pain

              Essential truths I’ve learned about chronic pain from my patients.

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                What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety, Because It Isn’t Us ‘Being Crazy’

                People underestimate what anxiety really is. You want to call those who overthink everything, or make up scenarios in their head crazy, but you don’t understand: those with anxiety can’t control it…

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                10 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

                True confidence -- as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities -- has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly co...

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                10 Things Not to Say to Someone Suffering From Depression

                As anyone who's been through it knows, once depression sets in, we're powerless to do anything but let it pass

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                12 situations all awkward people totally understand

                Waving at the wrong person? Accidentally mashing up words? Hey, it happens, particularly if you're awkward.

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                11 Ways Narcissists Use Shame to Control | The Exhausted Woman

                A weakness of a narcissist is their extreme hatred of being embarrassed. There is nothing worse for them than having someone point out even the slightest fault. Ironically, they have no problem openly doing this to others. This method of casting shame all

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                4 Ways to Toss Things With No Regrets

                You need to take back your space. Here's how to set your mind to the task.

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                How to Calm Anxiety and Depression - The Easy Way to Restore Vital Neurochemicals

                Exercise is the wonderdrug-but-not-a-drug of mental health. Research has shown that it improves anxiety and depression. Now we’re starting to uncover why.

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                  Emotional Exhaustion: Is Empathy a Choice?

                  Life offers endless opportunities to test your empathy—the ability to feel for and with others—sometimes to its breaking point.

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                  Memories aren't actually the problem. It's the ones you become psychologically effected by that become a problem.

                  Memories aren't actually the problem. It's the ones you become psychologically effected by that become a problem. Those are the memories that are causing… - Carly Pepin - Google+

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                    5 Missed Signs of Child Anxiety

                    Anxiety in children is obvious, right? Kids would tell you their fears. They would be scared all the time. They might cling to you in new situations. You would know if your child is anxious – wouldn’t you? // Unfortunately, anxiety isn’t always...

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                    Don’t Take it Personal, It’s Not About You

                    When you take things personally, you feel offended and disrespected. Your reaction is either to defend yourself or submit passively. Either way you take someone’s criticism and view it as a literal, personal and serious threat. You want to correct the..

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                    Unmasking a Narcissist: 5 Red Flags

                    I usually resist writing about narcissism since it’s The Little Black Dress of self-help these days; judging from Google, pretty much everyone is either a narcissist or has been caught in a snare set by one. That said, dealing with someone who behaves..

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                    Inspiring Words From Stephen Hawking For Those Dealing With Depression

                    Stephen Hawking is a world-renowned scientist who has shown us the complex yet entirely invaluable insights of space and time as well as the indescribable

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                    9 Things Dependent People Do

                    6. They make themselves responsible when things go wrong.

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                    Here's What's Wrong With the Mental Illness Conversation

                    For some people, it takes a personal connection to mental illness to take an interest in wanting to help those who live with it. But far more concerning than people who don't take an interest are those who go out of their way to shame or criticize those w

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                    10 Benefits Of Kissing: Backed By Chemistry

                    The kiss is a measure of a person’s feelings, of his or her love or attraction to another. A truly meaningful kiss can also act as a powerful mood booster, instilling a sense of confidence and heightened self-esteem in both parties. The strength of a ki

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                    4 Things You Shouldn't Do On Facebook

                    Facebook is a SOCIAL network. Social means interactive. Everything you post on Facebook can evoke a response from friends. And if, after sharing something, you don't think your post is funny, or smart, or relevant, or interesting -- you can delete it. Her

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                      The Power of Positive Psychology

                      There really is a way to harness sadness and challenges to promote growth.

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                            New Research Says Loners Tend To Be More Intelligent And Loyal Friends

                            Loners are more intelligent and loyal friends...

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                                  Why Unwanted Thoughts Can Invade Your Dreams

                                  Suppressing thoughts during the day may lead to their resurfacing in dreams.