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The Herb Kratom and Addiction

The Herb Kratom and Addiction Over the past couples of decades, the U.S. opioid epidemic has been associated with over 300,000 lives. Numerous interventions have been tried and some researchers claim that kratom, an herbal psychoactive drug that is presently unregulated, might help some people struggling with opioid addiction. This potential has been [...]

July 1st, 2017|Categories: Addiction|Tags: , |

Digital Addiction

Digital Addiction Digital addiction is a behavioral disorder where an individual experiences compulsive use of digital technology, most notably cell phone addiction, internet addiction gaming addiction. It is a term that is often used to describe a person whose interaction with technology is excessive and takes an amount of time from daily activities [...]

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Addiction|Tags: |

Whole Foods and Mental Health

Whole Foods and Mental Health The influence of diet in causing and preventing physiological and psychological disorders is well established, as is the importance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in maintaining health. Nutritionists go one step further by using diet and nutritional supplements to treat and prevent illness. They look for nutritional [...]

May 5th, 2017|Categories: ADHD, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia|Tags: |

Overcoming Grief

Overcoming Grief There’s a huge debate among mental health professional as to whether grief can actually ever be overcome. Those who argue that it cannot claim that the best that we can hope for when processing grief is that it be managed. Either way, there are things that a grieving person can do [...]

April 9th, 2017|Categories: Counseling, Psychotherapy, Therapy|Tags: |

Types of Psychotherapy

The Most Popular Kinds of Psychotherapy A psychotherapist’s approach to therapy is as unique as they are.  Most professional therapists are educated in a number of approaches.  This psychotherapeutic orientation combines with the therapist's personality and a style eventually develops. There are a number of recognized approaches to psychotherapy and most therapists use [...]

Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions

Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions Robert Plutchik was a psychologist who developed a psychoevolutionary theory of emotion, considered one of the most influential classification approaches for general emotional responses. Plutchik suggested that there were eight basic emotions; anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust and joy. He proposed that these primary emotions are biologically primitive [...]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Counseling, Emotions, Psychological Development|Tags: |

Genograms in Family Therapy

Genograms in Family Therapy A genogram, sometimes called a family map, is a pictorial display of a patient's family relationships and medical history. It goes beyond a traditional family tree by allowing the user to visualize hereditary patterns and psychological factors that punctuate relationships. It can be used to identify repetitive patterns of behavior [...]

Anxiety Treatment and Medication

Anxiety Treatment and Medication When you’re overcome by heart-stopping panic, overwhelmed by fear, or tired from numerous sleepless nights spent worrying, you may be tempted do just about anything to get relief. While  there is no question that anxiety can be disabling, is medication the best answer? Is there good evidence that drugs [...]

How Marriage Counseling Works

How Marriage Counseling Works Marriage counseling is a form of therapy that can help all types of couples in all different types of intimate relationships, whether they are heterosexual or homosexual, married or not. Unfortunately, most marriage counselors report that the majority of couples wait to come to therapy until the point where [...]

Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development A life cycle describes the different stages that a living organism goes through during its lifetime. The duration and number of life stages differ from specie to specie. German-born American psychologist Erik Erikson developed an elaborate theory of human development with distinct stages of human development covering the [...]

September 11th, 2016|Categories: Child Development, Psychotherapy|Tags: , |