Daily Archives: April 21, 2016

How to use emotional regulation coping skills

Written on January 25, 2012 “The appearance of things change according to the emotions and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.” – Kahlil Gibran Emotion regulation is all about … Continue reading

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The Goals that guide us!

The Goals That Guide Us Setting objectives can guide us to well-being and success. Having a road map for the future is a key element to success. “Not all who wander are lost,” they say, but for the great majority … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: The Signs And Symptoms Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

As the name implies, the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the kingpin of the entire category of disorders called obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Obsessions are repetitive and distressing thoughts, urges, or imagery that are experienced as uncontrollable. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors … Continue reading

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What are Obsessive Compulsive Disorders?

Obsessive-compulsive disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders characterized by some combination of repetitive thoughts, distressing emotions, and compulsive behaviors. The specific types of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors vary according to each disorder within this group. The idea of a … Continue reading

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What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders are a group of similar psychiatric disorders characterized by repetitive thoughts, distressing emotions, and compulsive behaviors. The specific types of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors vary according to each disorder. Research indicates that … Continue reading

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Internet Addiction Treatment

Internet Addiction is not an official disorder, and many mental health professionals are not certain if it ever should be considered a real disorder. Nevertheless, compulsive Internet use is a serious problem for some people, and there are methods that … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Internet Addiction

Internet addiction is not recognized as a formal mental health disorder. However, mental health professionals who have written about the subject note symptoms or behaviors that, when present in sufficient numbers, may indicate problematic use. These include: Preoccupation with the … Continue reading

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Introduction to Internet Addiction

Ten years ago, the only people who spent a majority of their leisure time on the computer were paid members of the technology industry. Today, however, surfing the Web has become a pastime as social and marketable as bar hopping … Continue reading

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Impulse Control Disorders Symptoms – Intermittant Explosive Disorder

Intermittent Explosive Disorder Symptoms Several discrete episodes of failure to resist aggressive impulses that result in serious assaultive acts or destruction of property. The degree of aggressiveness expressed during the episodes is grossly out of proportion to any precipitating psychosocial … Continue reading

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Introduction to Impulse Control Disorders

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders includes a chapter on “Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified”. Because we aim to mirror the DSM when this is practical, we offer this Impulse Control Disorders topic center. The impulse control disorders … Continue reading

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