arrogant

Delusions of Grandeur

A delusion of grandeur refers to a person’s false belief that they are someone other than who they are or believe they have special powers. It is commonly identified by strong beliefs…

teens

What is Hebephilia

Hebephilia refers to the primary or exclusive adult sexual interest in pubescent individuals ranging from age 11-14. Hebephilia is differentiated from pedophiphilia, which involves exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children (up to…

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The Benefits of Crying

Contrary to the beliefs of some, crying is an important component of mental health and wellness. The benefits of crying are often unrecognized, overlooked and under- appreciated, as it can be good…

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Do You Have Cellphone Separation Anxiety?

At first glance, the idea of cell phone separation anxiety can seem flippant. Could people being away from their phones actually cause extreme problems or stress? While it is not officially a…

kleptomania

Kleptomania and Why it is Complicated

Kleptomania is a relatively rare mental health disorder characterized by the recurring inability to resist stealing. People with this condition have experienced repeated, unsuccessful attempts to quit stealing. The urges and actions…

cyclothymia

What is Cyclothymia?

Cyclothymia, also known as Cyclothymic disorder is characterized as a less severe, more chronic type of biopolar disorder.  It involves episodes of hypomanic symptoms (euphoria and elevated mood) as well as depressive…

perfectionist

10 Signs You Might Be a Perfectionist

Perfectionism contributes to high stress and anxiety. There can be confusion sorting through what is high achieving vs perfectionism. The critical difference is that perfectionism is the need to achieve self-imposed, unreasonable…

type b

Am I a Type B Personality?

The Type A/B personality theory is popular and commonly referenced in the mainstream.  Understanding people and their personalities is complex and sophisticated.  Many factors contribute to our personality.  The Type A/B model…