Mental Health INFO CENTER
Cutting on Campus
Purpously cutting yourself with a razor blade or knife may sound crazy, but many people find inflicting self harm to be a release of tension and an effective balm for feelings of depression. Here, a closer look at people who cut.
Sneaky Tips to Make You Smart
Ready for a corner-office? These tips are so simple, you can (and should) do them in the shower.
The Difference Between Fear and Phobia
Phobias are strong, irrational fears. Someone with a social phobia may be afraid of dating. A person with agoraphobia is scared of enclosed spaces. Some even fret over fear itself!
Warning Signs Your Fear is Caused by a Phobia
It's normal to be scared sometimes, but phobias are different.From agoraphobia to social anxiety, phobias can dominate a person's life. Luckily, learning about phobia symptoms is the first step toward recovery.
The Extreme Fear of Social Situations
Occasional social anxiety is something everyone can relate to. For people with a social phobia, everyday situations can feel unbearable. Here are the basic facts about this common fear.
The 9 Most Common Specific Phobias
Phobias are characterized by intense avoidance of things, from enclosed spaces to social situations. While debilitating, anxiety management and exposure therapy can help alleviate fear. Take a quick look at some common aversions.
Severe Social Anxiety: Understanding Agoraphobia
Agoraphobia, fear of enclosed spaces, is a common phobia. Agoraphobia symptoms can be so intense that a sufferer can undergo physical panic attacks. Some agoraphobics won't even leave their homes!
The World's Weirdest Phobias
Imagine living your life afraid of food, or scared of people. While these phobias may seem irrational to some, to others, they're debilitating. Check out this intriguing group of phobias.
What is Conversion Disorder?
Plato recognized hysteria as a mental illness. But it was Sigmund Freud who named the mental condition conversion disorder. In this personality disorder, psychological stress manifests as physical symptoms like having a seizure, or going blind.
Brain Game Benefits
Who knew mind games are a good thing? The human brain requires brain training to help improve concentration and counteract the memory loss that happens naturally with age. Sudoku, solitare and crossword puzzles are just a few brain games to try.
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Trouble Coping With Parental Addiction
Coping with Traumatic Events
Kicking the Habit Through the Years
Understanding Postpartum Depression
The Ups and Downs of Bipolar