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MS Broudy Ph.D
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a rapidly growing form of psychotherapy.  Created in the 1980s by Stephen Hayes, it is considered one of the “third wave” psychotherapies, which include

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Shannon V. McHugh, PsyD
Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Therapists and researchers alike have worked to develop ways to help improve lives and alleviate stress and emotional pain. Early psychological theorists paved the way by developing several theories about

MS Broudy Ph.D
The Ups and Downs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a combination of three emotional states: manic, hypomanic, and depressed mood. It is estimated that 4.4 percent of American adults experience bipolar

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What is PTSD?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a severe psychological response to a traumatic event. Almost seven percent of adults will experience PTSD over their lifetime. The following is information on

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What Exactly is Depression?

Depression is a word that gets tossed about with regularity but is often misunderstood. Almost 17 percent of people will experience clinical depression in their lifetime. It is a disruptive

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MS Broudy Ph.D
Introduction To Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious yet commonly misunderstood psychological disorder. Popular culture often confuses it with Dissociative Identity Disorder, in which people possess multiple personalities. In reality, schizophrenia is characterized by

Shannon V. McHugh, PsyD
Do You Have Submechanophobia?

Everyone has something that they are afraid of; the world is filled with weird and scary things that can cause a person to feel nervous and frightened. While some things

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Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
How Does Trauma Therapy Work

A traumatic event has two important components to it.  The first being the trauma itself and the second being one’s reaction to it.  Trauma can be defined as any type