Psychology Tips

How to Ask for Help When You’re Depressed

How to Ask for Help When You’re Depressed

Written by on July 6, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

Asking for help for depression can be difficult, but it’s the best way to move past your helpless, hopeless mood. Here’s how to reach out and get the help you need. How do you know if you’re depressed? If your feelings of lethargy, sadness, isolation, and hopelessness don’t go away. “Grief comes and goes, but […]

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3 Signs You Have a Phobia

3 Signs You Have a Phobia

One out of eight Americans has a phobia or irrational fear of something, but not every fear is a sign of a phobia. Sometimes phobias are irrational and illogical; other times there may be a logical cause of the irrational fear. Many phobias lead to panic attacks, which are extremely frightening for both the person […]

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Can You Heal From Anorexia Nervosa? Tayla’s Story

Can You Heal From Anorexia Nervosa? Tayla’s Story

Written by on April 3, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 4 Comments

Healing from anorexia nervosa is a lifelong process for most people. In this article, Tayla describes her experience with an eating disorder – including how she recovered. At the end of this article are links to articles about how anorexia starts, and how to overcome bulimia. Everyone’s experience is different, and everyone has different methods […]

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Types of Psychological Disorders – From Anxiety to Personality

Types of Psychological Disorders – From Anxiety to Personality

Written by on March 11, 2013 in Psychology Tips with 4 Comments

The DSM-IV lists more than 200 mental disorders or mental illnesses in psychology, grouped under 16 categories. This summary describes the category of mental illness, and offers examples of different types of mental disorders. Anxiety Disorders People diagnosed with anxiety disorders typically struggle with either fear or anxiety as a major symptom. Examples include obsessive-compulsive […]

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How to Know If You Have an Eating Disorder

How to Know If You Have an Eating Disorder

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Psychology Tips with 3 Comments

I tend to obsess about what, when, and how much I eat. How do I know if I have an eating disorder? These signs of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and body dysmorphic disorder could help you recognize an eating disorder — which can then lead to effective treatment. If you’re not sure about treatments, read 8 Keys […]

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Help for Depressed Teenagers

Help for Depressed Teenagers

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

If you’re a teen struggling with depressed feelings, you need to know two things: 1) you’re not alone; and 2) depression is a treatable health issue. These tips for depressed teens will help you find ways to cope. Teenagers don’t always realize that depression can often be easily and effectively treated. Feelings of helplessness and […]

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How Does Anorexia Nervosa Start?

How Does Anorexia Nervosa Start?

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

Learning how anorexia nervosa starts is one step towards effective treating this eating disorder. This information about how anorexia starts includes insight into how a person with anorexia thinks. “Currently, we don’t have very effective means of treating people with anorexia,” said Walter Kaye, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Eating Disorders Program at […]

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When Your Mom Has an Eating Disorder

When Your Mom Has an Eating Disorder

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

When you think of eating disorders such as bulima or anorexia nervosa, do you think of your mother? If you do, you’re not alone. Here’s why moms struggle with eating disorders, and what you can do to help. Perfectionism is common trait of women with eating disorders, and mothers aren’t immune! Exploring the causes, signs, […]

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Family Therapy for Teenagers With Anorexia Nervosa

Family Therapy for Teenagers With Anorexia Nervosa

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Family Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

The best treatment for teenagers struggling with anorexia nervosa is family therapy, not individual psychotherapy. Here’s why family therapy is a better treatment for a teen’s eating disorder than individual therapy is. “Family therapy” occurs when parents of teenagers with anorexia nervosa help to interrupt or treat their children’s eating disorder. Family therapy is twice […]

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5 Different Types of Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Counselors

5 Different Types of Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Counselors

Written by on January 14, 2013 in Career, Psychology Tips with 2 Comments

This list of different types of psychologists, therapists, and counselors will help you choose a career in counseling. Included here are clinical psychologists, counseling psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and pastoral counselors. I’m in my first year of my MSW (Master’s of Social Work) at UBC (the University of British Columbia). My goal is to counsel people […]

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