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Panic Attacks at Night

Panic Attacks at Night Nighttime or nocturnal panic attacks appear to occur with no obvious trigger and typically awaken the person from a sound sleep. The individual tends to experience the same symptoms as a daytime panic attack, including rapid heart rate, trembling, sweating, shortness of breath, and a sense of impending doom. [...]

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders The relatively-new diagnoses of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder were first publicized by the American Psychiatric Association in the 1950s, these types of behaviors have been around for centuries and have even been practiced in ancient times. Studies have suggests that up around 5% [...]

Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior

Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior Many people have heard of skin picking, but not many realize that it is a disorder that falls under the category of the term body-focused repetitive behavior. Body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) is an umbrella term for impulse control behaviors involving compulsively damaging one's physical appearance or causing physical injury. BFRBs [...]

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory of psychological development developed by Abraham Maslow in a 1943 paper entitled "A Theory of Human Motivation." Over the span of his career as a psychologist, Maslow expanded on his original idea to include his observations of natural curiosity. In order to [...]

Marriage Family Therapy

Marriage Family Therapy Marriage and family therapy is a type of counseling that uses psychotherapy, marriage counseling and family therapy to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. Marriage and family therapists (MFT) help people work through problems and rebuild relationships. Couples often seek [...]

The Psychological Effects of Stress

The Psychological Effects of Stress When we experiences stress, our brain responds by releasing a variety of chemicals to the blood. This provides a biochemical boost that enables us to respond to the source of stress. If stress and the subsequent biochemical reaction continues unabated, the body becomes prone to a variety of [...]