If you’re struggling with weight problems, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 69.0% percent of American adults age 20 years and over were either overweight or obese (2011-2012). In 2010, the CDC reported that 35.7% of American adults and 17% of American children were obese. Obesity is a…

If you are experiencing stress at work, you are not alone. According to the 2013 Work Stress Survey, more than 80% of employed Americans report feeling stressed out at work. Some of the most common sources of work stress include poor work-life balance, having an unreasonable workload, difficulty with coworkers, and low pay, among others….

What is Acceptance? Acceptance is willingness to experience pain as an inevitable part of human life. If we understand the reality that pain and discomfort are going to occur in this lifetime, we can learn how to react differently to our pain. So, acceptance is a crucial part of change. Accepting something about one’s life…

These disorders include schizophrenia, psychotic disorders and schizotypal (personality) disorder. They are characterized by abnormalities in one or more of the following five domains: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, abnormal motor behavior and negative symptoms (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Schizophrenia is generally typified by problems with social functioning and self-care skills. Key features that define the…

Bipolar Disorder, which used to be known as manic-depression, is a brain disorder that causes atypical changes in energy and activity levels, mood, and the ability to fulfill day-to-day obligations. Bipolar disorder is characterized by severe symptoms. They are different from the normal mood swings that we all experience from time to time. Bipolar disorder…

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosis for people who were exposed to traumatic events or situations but have a difficult time moving past it. Specifically, PTSD is a persistent anxiety or emotional response that continues long after the traumatic event has passed. Approximately 8% of individuals who are exposed to such trauma will experience…

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