Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)

Before doing something impulsively, many of us are able to control our urge to want to do it. However, those who suffer froma  impulse control disorder (or ICD) cannot – putting them at higher risk for harming themselves or others. Some formal ICDs include: pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania, trichotillomania (TTM), compulsive skin picking, and more. […]

Kindly calm me down

Dear Alex, It’s depression writing to you. You know the thing that makes you want to stay in bed all day and not do anything because you’ve got no motivation to do so? Yeah, that’s me. I feel like I should start off with an apology. I truly apologize for making you feel this way, […]

With (no) Love, From PTSD

Dear Melanie, We’re not good friends but we’re very familiar ones. We even sleep together, or should I saw awaken together from horrible dreams or lay awake together with anxieties and memories. I’m with you when you’re in an elevator with strangers because more often than not, strangers mean potential attackers. You just never know, […]

Let’s Talk … About Acute Stress Disorder

Ah stress. Everyone at some point in their life has experienced it – multiple times even. And if someone tells you they haven’t, they’re either lying or they don’t know what stress is (and it’s probably the first one.) Moooovvving onnnn – according to Psychcentral.com, acute stress disorder, or ASD for short, is “characterized by the […]