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Living with Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED): Sudden Temper Tantrums, Anger Outbursts, and Uncontrolled Aggressive Behavior

  Wondering what drives sudden, uncontrollable anger outbursts? Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) provides the answer. IED is an impulse-control disorder where resisting aggressive impulses becomes nearly impossible, leading to frequent, intense outbursts. Imagine temper tantrums, threats, tirades, and even physical attacks on others or their possessions – all happening in a flash! These episodes cause …

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Is Art Therapy the Secret to Better Mental Health? Here’s What You Should Know!

Did you know that engaging in different types of art therapy provides a non-verbal channel to express and comprehend complex feelings? Yes! Through the strokes of a brush or the dance of fingertips on clay, emotions whisper their tales, revealing truths beyond words. Art therapy, as defined by the American Art Therapy Association, is a …

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Is Hair Pulling Just a Habit or Something More? Explore Trichotillomania!

Imagine waking up every day with an uncontrollable urge to pull  hair, leading to visible bald spots and deep emotional distress. This is the challenging reality for those living with trichotillomania, a mental health disorder often shrouded in silence and misunderstanding. Affecting approximately 3.5 percent of the U.S. population—an estimated 5 to 10 million Americans—this …

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Ecotherapy For Mental Health – Can Nature Truly Heal Psychological Trauma?

Did you know that nature holds the key to a happier, stress-free life? Buckle up as we explore the science behind nature’s magic on mental wellness – ecotherapy.  Ecotherapy is a therapeutic approach that emphasizes the interconnectedness between humans and the natural world. It posits that subconscious minds are deeply intertwined with the environment, and …

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What Really Sets Off Social Anxiety? The Real Social Anxiety Triggers

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) affects a whopping 15 million American adults as per The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA), making it the second most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder. But what exactly sets off this anxiety bomb? What are the everyday social anxiety triggers?  Let’s dive into the situations that make social butterflies feel …

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Let’s Talk About It: Mental Health Insights That Make a Huge Impact

Mental health is a topic that’s often whispered about or pushed under the rug because it is shrouded in stigma and misunderstanding. It also feels like a tricky subject to tackle – it’s personal, it’s complex, and it lacks awareness. Today, we seek to break through those barriers by offering valuable mental health statistics, insights, …

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How I Potty Trained My Child with ADHD in Just One Month

Potty training can be a daunting task for any parent, but potty training an ADHD child, now that becomes even more challenging. I found myself in this very situation, struggling to potty train my son despite trying every method in the book. From ditching the diapers to offering rewards for successful trips to the bathroom, …

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How Do You Tell Your Little Kids You Have Cancer? My Story of Breaking the News

As a parent facing a cancer diagnosis, one of the toughest tasks is finding the right words to explain the situation to your young children. I recently found myself in this exact situation with my 4-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son, who has neurodiversity, adding an extra layer of complexity to the conversation. With my first …

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Surviving Phase 1: 6 Chemo, 6 Weeks of… Well, Let’s Talk About It

Phase 1 – six weeks, six chemo sessions. Sounds like a Netflix series title, doesn’t it? Except, there’s nothing scripted about this cancer journey. Today, I am getting into the details of chemotherapy side effects – what really went down during those action-packed weeks. And spoiler alert, it was no walk in the park. Here …

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Decisions, Decisions: Selecting the Right Cancer Treatment & Hoping it Works

Picture this: you’re staring down two options that could change the course of your life. Sounds like the beginning of a suspenseful movie, right? Spoiler alert: neither option comes with a side of sunshine and rainbows. Today’s blog post is about a pivotal moment in my cancer journey when I stood at a crossroads, faced …

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