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Struggling with negative body image? So many of us feel excited when we finally make it through the cold winter months and get to enjoy the sunshine that comes with summertime. While summer can be a fun time for us, it may trigger negative thoughts about the way we look. We live in a world that is saturated with images and messages that reinforce unrealistic beauty standards.

Trauma — a severely distressing and emotional experience — can have long-lasting effects for one’s mental and emotional well-being. Trauma presents differently in everyone. It may result from neglect, abuse, accidents, natural disasters, or experiencing forms of violence. Either way, the side effects of trauma are more than just psychological; in fact, the effects on the brain are equally significant.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an effective, therapeutic method used to treat a variety of mental health disorders. It was originally developed in the 1980s to treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. However, over time, DBT has been expanding to treat other conditions, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse.

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Anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects millions. For some adults, anxiety can appear at any moment. Excess caffeine, social events and pressures, or even dating can trigger the anxious feelings. Women, however, tend to feel worry more so than men. With regard to women’s health, hormonal changes play a significant role in anxiety symptoms.

Welcoming a new child into this world can be a time filled with excitement and joy. For new mothers, the postpartum period can bring a flood of emotions. While attention is given to postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety is another critical mental health condition that can affect new mothers. Recognizing the signs and symptoms is crucial for receiving timely support and treatment. Here are 6 common signs to look out for.

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In a world where appearances seem to take precedence in our lives, many individuals struggle with their self-image. For some, concerns about appearance can become so overwhelming that they develop a mental health condition known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), also known as Body Dysmorphia. Understanding this condition and its treatment is important for those affected by it, and for society as a whole to better support and reduce the stigma around mental health.

Entering a new relationship can be an exhilarating experience filled with joy, excitement, and the promise of a deep connection. However, it can also bring out a significant amount of anxiety. New relationship anxiety is a common phenomenon that can stem from past experiences, fear of the unknown, or insecurities. Recognizing the signs of anxiety and learning effective strategies to manage it can help you move forward with confidence and build a healthy, fulfilling relationship.

Being a highly sensitive person can feel like both a blessing and a burden. On one hand, highly sensitive people are often empathetic, intuitive, and feel a deep connection with their emotions. On the other, they can be easily overwhelmed by sensory input, emotional stimuli, and the complexities of human interactions. Therapy can be a valuable resource, providing tools and strategies to navigate their unique challenges and harness their strengths.

ADHD doesn’t discriminate. It can affect both men and women, and many of the signs and symptoms are similar. But, women often face a few unique challenges when it comes to ADHD. 

The main sign and symptom of OCD checking is when an individual appears to be stuck in a behavior of repeatedly and repetitively checking something. They may also feel stuck in a need to constantly check something. These checks are forms of compulsions that can occur when anxiety is present due to any obsessions or unwanted thoughts.

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