Have you ever wondered why some people have traumatic experiences and recover uneventfully, while others go on to develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)? The answer to this question is complex with several factors at play. Before we list these determinants, let’s describe PTSD.
Month: December 2016
- Emotions Matter - May 1, 2017
- To Hear or Here, That is The Question: Detailing my Battle with ADP - March 12, 2017
- BMI- Body Mass Index (My-Body My Image) - February 12, 2017
Ever since I was little, I’ve been a positive person. As I grew up, I became capable of some degree of higher thought. Subsequently, I became aware of my opposite ability to critique and criticize myself. Time went on… As time went on, I criticized more than I complimented myself and deemed myself unable to fulfill any Read More …
I’ll tell you a secret: My real name is not Bruce Wayne. I’m not a billionaire who lives in a mansion and dates supermodels, whose picture and name is on the cover of magazines and newspapers. I’m just a regular guy. I eat, sleep, walk, talk, laugh, cry, space out during class, etc. If you saw me walking Read More …
Therapy therapy therapy therapy therapy. I am an Orthodox Jew who goes to therapy. Maybe if I keep repeating the fact that I Go To Therapy over and over again we might all become a little more open to hearing or speaking about mental illness/health. Break the Silence on Mental Illness I Go To Therapy, And Read More …
- The Who, What, Why of Borderline Personality Disorder - May 17, 2017
- An Organic Illness of the Mind - December 12, 2016
Mental illness is an organic illness of the mind. Something about this sentence sounds inherently contradictory and it deserves to be carefully unpacked.
- Addiction: Cunning, Baffling, and Powerful - June 28, 2017
- Addiction: Nuts and Bolts of Getting the Help You Need - March 1, 2017
- Addiction: A Moral Failure Or A Disease - December 12, 2016
How is Chemical Addiction Diagnosed? According to the American Psychiatric Association, one meets criteria for a substance use disorder when they have an increased need for substances and fail to cut down, despite negative consequences. These consequences include damaged relationships, decreased performance at work or school, and increased psychological problems.