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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Mental Health Site! These are the top ten articles that your Mental Health Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Positive Psychology
How happy are you? The field of Positive Psychology studies happiness and what makes life worth living. When one focuses on their strengths, it helps to reduce suffering in the future. Learn the five main building blocks to well-being and what you can do to help increase yours.
2. Therapy Basics
When therapy is recommended some people believe they don't need it or they can handle their own problems. This article covers the basic definition of therapy, the benefits and knowing when you may need it.
3. The Psychology of Yoga
If you have ever taken a yoga class, you may remember how you felt afterward: invigorated, peaceful, relaxed. While many people practice yoga and enjoy the physical benefits —flexibility and strength—it can be a valuable practice for those experiencing stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
4. Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety disorders are on the increase and will affect 40 million adults in the United States each year. What has lead to such a large increase? While the symptoms of extreme worry and fear can be disabling at its worst, some levels of anxiety can be beneficial in certain situations.
Loneliness and being alone are often thought of as being the same. Many people believe that the person that spends most of their time alone must be lonely. This may not be the case. Learn the subtle difference, the causes of loneliness and the techniques one can use to help themselves feel better.
6. The Infamous Weight Loss Resolution
Year after year one of the most popular yet all elusive resolution is to lose weight. Why is it destined to fail for most soon after it begins? This article reviews the two most responsible culprits that cause us to veer off the road of good intentions.
7. Dependent Personality Disorder
Do you know someone who you believe is in an unloving and unsupportive romantic relationship? Have you wondered why that person doesn’t leave? It could be he or she has dependent personality disorder. Learn the characteristics that a person with this disorder may have and how therapy can help.
8. Selective Mutism
Do you know a child who speaks freely at home but does not utter a word in school or social situations? The child is not refusing to speak; he or she most likely has selective mutism. Read more about this rare disorder and the treatment techniques that can help.
9. Common Myths of the Childfree Woman
Childfree women often experience the unfortunate fall out of being viewed as selfish, not nurturing, or even worse, a child-hater. While there are several myths about her situation, this article takes a look at some of the more common misconceptions and why these conclusions are often wrong.
10. Hoarding Disorder
Hoarding affects approximately 4% of the US population. While it has been categorized as a subtype of obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), research has uncovered many differences. Learn about the unique features associated with hoarders and the differences between hoarding and OCD.
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