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What Is Apophenia?

Apophenia is to make connections between seemingly unrelated things. It happens in the way people see images in the clouds in the sky or people see Mother Theresa’s face on a potato…

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What Is the Locus of Control?

Locus of control is a person’s perceived amount of control they possess in their daily life. There are two types of control people have: internal and external. Internal locus of control focuses…

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What Are Brain Zaps and What Causes Them?

The term “brain zaps” refers to a withdrawal symptom common for individuals who cease taking certain medication for depression and anxiety. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as well as selective serotonin and…

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Do You Have a Technology Addiction?

While addiction was a term normally used to describe those with substance abuse, it is now a more inclusive term that focuses on problematic, excessive, and undesirable behaviors. Currently, some people include…

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Do Narcissistic Mothers Raise Narcissistic Sons?

Narcissism involves having excessive admiration and grandiose opinions of oneself. Clinically speaking, narcissists are selfish, entitled, and obsessed with being well-regarded. They can be extremely difficult to work with or have a…

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The Benefits of DBT for Those with Eating Disorders

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is utilized to help individuals identify, understand, and manage difficult emotions. The major areas of focus in DBT include: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. The…