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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a specialized type of talking therapy under the general category of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  This kind of CBT was developed by psychologist, Marsha M. Linehan, in the 1980’s  to especially focus on treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and has since proven to be a valuable treatment for this particular mental […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder, properly appellated with an acronym SAD, is a type of depression that occurs at the same season each year.  Winter is the most common time for SAD and that is why this emotional phenomenon is also known as winter depression or the winter blues. The symptoms of depression usually begin sometime during […]

Clinical Negligence

What is Clinical Negligence? Under the laws of the U.K., clinical negligence, also referred to as medical negligence, occurs when a healthcare professional has been found in breach of a duty of care which has caused the patient to suffer physical or psychological injury or even death.  Healthcare professionals do not just refer to medical […]

The Achievable State of Well-Being

We all try to achieve well-being; but, for many people this state of balanced health and happiness is an elusive prize.  Even governments realize the need to measure their nation’s well-being as a factor of national health.  How does one define well-being and why is it important? What Well-Being Is Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary simply defines well-being […]

The Exercise and Mental Health Connection

The mind-body connection is so intertwined that one’s well-being hinges on the health of both of these major areas of the human organism.  An ailing body poses a psychological impact on the otherwise healthy mind.  Likewise, an unhealthy mind also impacts a person’s physical health.  For an individual to be considered in top form, both […]

Depression: When Sadness Becomes More Than Itself

Clinical depression is a growing concern in the Western World.  It has become a common debilitating mental disease with one in five persons in the U.K. having had depression at some point in their lives.  It hits all age groups, income levels, and communities.  Its growth is accelerating to the point that it could become […]

Hypomania and Mania:  What is the Difference?

Hypomania, mania, and depression are all symptoms of bipolar disorder.  A bipolar disorder does not necessarily entail extreme emotional swings from mania to depression.  There is a moderate emotional and mental state in between termed hypomania. What is Hypomania? Hypomania is felt as a much lesser degree of mania.  It is a state in which […]

Emotional Issues in College Life

The transition from high school to college is one of the milestones that mark one’s transition from childhood to adulthood.  For emotionally healthy young people, the transition is a challenge, positively met with plans, goals, and tests of their newfound independence.  For those with some emotional instability, the transition may compound brewing stress and anxiety, […]