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3 Tips for Running a Successful Therapy Practice

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Are you interested in starting your own private practice? Are you wondering how you could improve other people’s mental health? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Many factors contribute to a successful medical practice, but there are some that matter more than others. Read on to discover three useful tips that could give you a running start to …

6 Tips for Dealing With a Shopping Addiction

Some people find it much harder than others to resist the impulse to pick up something shiny and new. While buying things spontaneously now and then is perfectly normal, it becomes more pressing when you’re maxing out credit cards and running out of cash. If this sounds like you, you may have a shopping addiction. Whether you know you’re an …

Here’s Why Our Brains Respond to Positive Reinforcement Over Punishment

What is the best way to change human behavior? Many people in western society believe it takes a firm hand. Programs like “tough love” became buzzwords in the latter half of the last century, and many people still cling to this method, especially given American society’s emphasis on personal responsibility. However, psychology and neuroscience take umbrage with this approach because …

A Refreshing Take on Mental Health as Portrayed in Film & TV

Not all movies and TV shows depicting mental health are depressing; many, in fact, are actually uplifting and refreshing. Here are eight films and two TV shows that count among the best of them — and can help you see yourself or loved ones in a different light. Content Warning: Mental health, suicide attempts. Movies With Fresh Mental Health Takes …

The Science Behind Addiction and How It Hijacks Our Hierarchy of Needs

Advances in science make it clear that addiction is a disease. Educating people about that reality helps combat the stigma associated with this disorder. It may begin with a choice – but we don’t blame people with colon cancer for opting for steak over the vegan menu. Once biology takes control, individuals need to fight their own bodies to find …

How to Be a Good Partner to Someone With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can be debilitating — it can be challenging for the person who has it and the people who care about them. If your spouse or partner has bipolar disorder and you’re struggling to figure out how to help them, know that there are ways to better understand this mental health issue and become more supportive. Here are six …

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The Need For Psychiatric Health Nurses

The world, it seems, is at an unpleasant crossroad. On the one hand, health, both physical and mental is waning in a fashion so spectacular nothing comparable has happened in over a century. COVID-19 has taken millions of lives, leaving more still forever changed in the balance. The resulting pain, panic, and anxiety have put an incredible amount of strain …

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Characteristics of Extraordinary People

  Characteristics of Extraordinary People Really extraordinary people often use cognitive distortions to help them in their quest to achieve excellence. Generally, cognitive distortions are seen as a negative thing. They distort reality and can lead us to psychological harm. Cognitive distortions are simply ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn’t really true. They can however be …

The Impact of Weightloss on Mental Health

Losing weight seems like something that’s on everyone’s mind. When we’re losing weight, it’s easy to forget how it’s impacting our mental health. Getting in shape is great for our mental health. Here are a few reasons why. Healthier Gut Microbiome First and foremost, you’ll have a much better microbiome in your gut. That’s where many of our neurotransmitters enter …

Top aphrodisiac perfumes for men to wear, revealed ​

Photo by Jan de Keijzer on Unsplash Although scent is subjective, there is science behind which scents trigger arousal in both men and women. Interested in this, the experts at OnBuy Men’s Aftershave were keen to discover the most common perfume notes that are responsible for increasing sexual tension. After analyzing the scents deemed to have the best aphrodisiac qualities, …