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Alcohol and Depression: How Are They Associated?

Can Alcohol Worsen Depression Symptoms? If you are depressed, you might be more tempted to drink. Alcohol consumption is common today. Many people think a drink might help them through…

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Personality Disorders: What Are Cluster C Personality Disorders?

Understanding Cluster C Personality Disorders While borderline, narcissistic, and antisocial personality disorders are among the most well-known and frequently discussed personality disorders, the most common personality disorder in the United…

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Understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a widely discussed and popular “armchair diagnosis” that people give to everyone from troubled siblings to frustrating bosses and political figures. While some informally diagnosed…

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Understanding Antisocial Personality Disorder

Ideas from psychology catch fire in the public imagination when they offer explanations for disturbing or transgressive behavior. Perhaps no psychology terms are as lurid or fascinating as “psychopath” and…

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Understanding Social Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most frequently diagnosed mental health conditions in the United States. About 18 percent of adults are diagnosed with anxiety in the U.S. each year. Next to…

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Understanding Depression

Next to anxiety, depression is the most common mental health condition in the United States, affecting over 14 million American adults every year, or about seven percent of the population….

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Bipolar Disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a psychological condition in which a person alternates between different mood episodes. While colloquial language suggests that being moody is enough to make a…

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Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is a nearly universal human experience that becomes so acute for some people that it takes over their lives. When you become so anxious that you can’t do the…

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Anxiety and Prescription Medication

Anxiety is a quite normal response by humans to certain situations that may be stressful or dangerous. It often increases the level of caution and awareness to the immediate environment…

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