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Here are the top ten articles for the Mental Health Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Identity Crisis
Have you ever felt confused about who you are or where your life is going? Have you ever questioned the meaning and value of your existence? If you answered yes to these questions, you may have been experiencing an identity crisis.
2. Orthorexia - An Unhealthy Obsession
In order to slim down and avoid obesity-related medical issues, people have felt pressure to modify their eating habits in some way. But what happens when a person becomes too consumed with healthy eating? Can too much of a good thing be bad?
3. The False Self
Most of us present different sides of ourselves depending on the situation. It is necessary to live in a social world. But what happens when we lose the ability to express our authentic selves spontaneously and creatively all or most of the time? When can our “false self” become unhealthy?
4. Hopping Roller Coasters Book Review
Hopping Roller Coasters by Rachel Pappas is the story of her tumultuous journey raising a daughter diagnosed with bipolar disorder while she herself struggles with the same disorder.
5. 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.
6. A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed
You need to do something that is causing a bit of worry. You ask a friend to go with you feeling that his or her presence will help ease your anxiety. Does having a friend with you really make those activities less worrisome? Well, according to the latest research, the answer is yes.
7. Techniques to Help Manage Anxiety
We all feel some anxiety some of the time. It usually comes upon us when we are entertaining thoughts related to fear or self-doubt. This article provides some techniques that can help to reduce its impending intensity as well as the amount of time we may spend in the throes of an anxious episode.
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. Brain Injury and Personality Disorders
Traumas (such as brain injuries) have been known to induce states of mind akin to full-blown personality disorders. Read more about personality characteristics, traits of this specific kind of disorder and treatments that may be relevant.
Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic disorder that affects about 1 percent of people worldwide and is often confused with dissociative identity disorder (split or several personalities). Schizophrenia is characterized by delusions, hallucinations and odd behavior, but the personality itself is intac
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