I Should Be a Sophomore, But I’m Not

All of my friends are sitting at a table right now, learning about whatever their classes are discussing. I am sitting here writing on a couch. I’m not studying, I’m not learning how the brain works, or all about the Civil War. No, i’m just sitting here trying to find the strength to keep on … Continue reading I Should Be a Sophomore, But I’m Not

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. … Continue reading Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)

If 40% of men experience abuse, then why don’t we hear about it?

Generally speaking, we are more likely to hear about women who've experienced abuse as opposed to men. However, with  June being men's health month, I wanted to share and discuss some information about men and abuse. According to Home Office statistical bulletins and the British Crime Survey,  "in 2006-07 men made up 43.4% of all … Continue reading If 40% of men experience abuse, then why don’t we hear about it?

With (no) Love, From PTSD

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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, … Continue reading With (no) Love, From PTSD

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 … Continue reading Let’s Talk … About Acute Stress Disorder