Histrionic Personality Disorder

Signs, Symptoms & Causes of Histrionic Personality Disorder

You’ve probably encountered people with Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD). They’re prone to dramatically waving their arms, crying, shouting, screaming, or whispering dramatically while accusing their unwilling victims of thoughts and motives that they don’t actually have. Melodramatic to the core, histrionic people crave attention and know how to get it. If you’ve witnessed a female […]

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Intimacy Issues for People who don’t Readily Express their Feelings

Intimacy isn’t just about sex. It’s a level of confidence and confidentiality, mutual vulnerability, and affection. It includes the sharing of life’s ups and downs as well as its eventual rewards. Intimate partners share their hopes, dreams, fears, hang-ups and an enduring sense of trust. They also share a sense of limitations: Intimates don’t share […]

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Stop the Stress Before it Stops You!

The two major keys to getting along with family, friends and anyone else are self-control and self-confidence. These intentionally developed character traits let a person respond to stress, not to merely react to it. That’s the difference between a superior character and someone who leaves a lot of unhappy people all around them. Now that […]

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A Mental Health Minute

Here’s a can-do solution for those times when life seems to suck all the mental health out of you: Spend a minute reflecting on how you’d be proud to handle a problem soon after waking up each morning, then rehearse your behavior in front of a mirror or with someone you trust. The biggest problem […]

Turning Triggers into Obligatory Treadmills versus Stepping off at Will

Turning Triggers into Obligatory Treadmills versus Stepping off at Will

Some colleges are offering “safe spaces” and “sanctuaries” where students can 1) Cry about the things they don’t like, and 2) Be sheltered from instructors or fellow students whose ideas they dislike. Those ideas, and the words used to describe them, are called “Triggers.” They allegedly set off a negative emotional reaction in snowflakes, a […]

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New Developments for Dealing with Addiction

The following announcement appeared on Twitter on May 17, 2018: “The American Health Information Management Association is asking Congress to pass two proposed bills to prevent patient overdoses by giving physicians more information about addiction treatment, which currently cannot be shared with doctors unless a patient consents. The goal is to ensure that patients suffering […]

Putting Grief into Nurturing Perspective

Putting Grief into Nurturing Perspective

Although grief involves a sense of agonizing, inescapable anguish, different people might describe it as a sense of dejection or despair, too. Distress, heartache, heartbreak, misery, physical and emotional pain, sadness, sorrow, torment, suffering, and even woe are words that some grief-stricken people use to describe their grief. It all depends on how the sadness […]

Anxiety and Stress

Aren’t Stress and Anxiety the Same Thing?

It’s exasperating to read a teasing question in the title to an article, and then have to plod all the way to the end of it for an answer. Let’s prevent the nuisance: The answer is “No. Stress and anxiety are not the same thing. They have subtle but important differences.” Defining Stress Stress is […]

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Anxiety Ends Here

Happiness expert Shawn Achor is a Harvard-educated man who overcame depression by studying happiness. He learned how to lower, and to end anxiety by replacing anxiety-promoting behaviors and thinking patterns with actions and thoughts that promote an upbeat attitude. Achor’s http://goodthinkinc.com/ site educates readers worldwide about all that. The Goodthink newsletter recently informed subscribers that […]

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Omnibus Bill: A Boon or Bust for Medical and Mental Health Care?

It’s challenging to be optimistic about healing and preventative healthcare. Headlines such as “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” Goldman Sachs analysts ask, and CMS is tweaking Medicare Part D in an effort to reduce drug and plan costs for beneficiaries, or It’s Official! Curing Patients Is Bad for Business- Milton Packer describes the end […]