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5 Myths About Eating Disorders

MQ Mental Health

An eating disorder is when a person has an unhealthy relationship with food, which can take over their life and make them ill. Although the number of people affected by an eating disorder rises each year, there are still misconceptions that can harm those affected and slow early interventions.

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The Scariest Parts of Bipolar Disorder

Nnatasha Tracy

The scariest parts of bipolar disorder depend on who you ask, I guess, but I can think of quite a few scary things; after all, serious chronic illnesses like bipolar disorder tend to be scary on their very face.

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Altering the understanding of Alters: Dissociative Identity Disorder

MQ Mental Health

Unlike The Hulk’s Intermittent Explosive Disorder or Iron Man’s PTSD , Moon Knight brought childhood trauma and a much misunderstood mental illness Dissociative Identity Disorder into the spotlight. There are many types of dissociative disorder, DID being just one.

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Guest Post: Resiliency When Dealing With Bipolar Disorder by Christine

Bipolar Bandit

An individual needs to be very resilient when dealing with bipolar disorder. I suffer greatly from my mood disorder and I wouldn’t want to wish it upon my worst enemy. Today, for one day, I can live with my bipolar disorder.

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Guest Post: 7 Common Myths About Bipolar Disorder: Busted by Nidhi Thakur

Bipolar Bandit

Today every one in five people is diagnosed with a mental illness, including bipolar disorder. For those who still don’t know, bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that’s thought to be caused by an imbalance in the way brain cells communicate with each other.

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Guest Post: Why Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder is So Tough by G. Alex Patten, MD

Bipolar Bandit

Since its original description over 160 years ago, Bipolar Disorder has been a tough diagnosis to make accurately. Now we know that Bipolar Disorder is actually a group of four distinct illnesses with different severities and diagnostic criteria. Depression vs. Bipolar Disorder.

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New Treatment for Bipolar Disorder and Resources How to Learn About Them and Apply Them to your Life

Bipolar Bandit

The main reason for writing this is to raise awareness about a new group on Instagram called Keto Bipolar Research lead by Julie Fast, a world- renowned pioneer on the bipolar disorder front. I would love to hear from you about your experiences of dealing with your bipolar disorder.

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What is generalised anxiety disorder?

Prosper Health Collective

This is when we as psychologists may term it an anxiety disorder. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder and separation anxiety disorder.

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Supporting yourself or a loved one through Christmas when there is an eating disorder in the midst

Lawson Psychology

The post Supporting yourself or a loved one through Christmas when there is an eating disorder in the midst appeared first on Lawson Clinical Psychology. Adult therapy Child and Adolescent Mental Health Uncategorized Christmas disordered eating Eating Disorders

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Hidden from the world: Out of area hospital placements for people diagnosed with personality disorder #NoOOA

The Social Care Elf

The post Hidden from the world: Out of area hospital placements for people diagnosed with personality disorder #NoOOA appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Disordered eating during COVID: understanding experiences from Reddit posts

The Social Care Elf

Georgie Parker summarises a research study of Reddit comments posted during Covid-19, which looks at how the pandemic and lockdown affected people with disordered eating behaviours.

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Disordered Gambling

University of Connecticut

The CT Council on Problem gambling estimates approximately 70,000 Connecticut adults meet the clinical criteria for problem gambling disorder. Problem gambling is often times under-assessed or a component of an undiagnosed co-occurring disorder. This webinar will examine why people gamble, the diagnostic criteria for disordered gambling, screening tools, and available Connecticut treatment resources. diagnostic criteria for disordered gambling. Thomas E.

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Guest Post: To My Bipolar Disorder by @bipolarthriveguide

Bipolar Bandit

Uncategorized bipolar bipolar disorder letter to bipolar disorder Mental Illness AwarenessI can write to you because you are not me. You have undoubtedly made your presence known in my life, but you do not define me.

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Blogs Written by The Parents of Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Bandit

Writings from the Mother of Bipolar Disorder Part 7: Giving Back. Bipolar Bandit’s Story. My mom wrote these: (Click on title to be brought to the article.). Part 1 How having a mentally ill child affects the famil y. Part 2: Trying to Figure out What was Wrong with my Dau g hter.

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Why I Hate People Who Say ‘Find God’ to Cure Bipolar Disorder

Nnatasha Tracy

People tell me to "find god" to cure my bipolar disorder. If you're looking for a response to people who tell you to find god to cure your bipolar disorder or if you're the kind of person that offers that kind of advice, read on.

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Ep 3: Gabe Howard Talks About What It’s Like to Work with and Be Fired Due to Bipolar Disorder

Nnatasha Tracy

Gabe has lived with bipolar and anxiety disorders since 2003. Gabe has a harrowing tale of when he was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder. podcast upcoming episodes bipolar disorder fired due to bipolar Gabe Howard working with bipolar disorderSnap Out of It!

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Guest Post: Outside Looking In: A Story Told by The Husband of Someone with Bipolar Disorder by Johnny Whitfield

Bipolar Bandit

For nearly 28 years, Johnny has served as the primary caregiver for his wife, who deals with a pernicious form of bipolar disorder. bipolar disorder mental illness bipolar disorder family member bipolar disorder spouse how to support someone with bipolar disorder

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Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Bandit

Mobile Apps Apps for Mental Health Pinterest Apps for Bipolar Disorder. bipolar disorder Uncategorized alternative bipolar disorder treatments bipolar disorder treatments ECT IPSRT medications for bipolar disorder mindfulness Mobile apps for bipolar disorder TMS

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Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder and Me by Lou Farrell

Bipolar Bandit

It has taken a long time for me to come to terms with my diagnosis of bipolar disorder. It got so bad I ended up in hospital diagnosed with Puerplar Psychosis, a form of postnatal depression and I was also finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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The DEFINITION of ALCOHOL USE DISORDER (AUD)

Sober Courage

What was once called alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or alcohol addiction is now classified as either Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), focusing only on alcohol use, or Substance Use Disorder (SUD), focusing on drug and alcohol use. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) lists the diagnostic features of all recognized … Continue reading The DEFINITION of ALCOHOL USE DISORDER (AUD).

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What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? 

Gateway Foundation

However, experiencing uncontrollable worry and fear about… The post What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Much like our physical health, mental health is an integral aspect of a person’s overall well-being and is essential in determining how we feel, think and act.

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OUD Opioid Use Disorder

Famcare

Nearly 500,000 people died from opioid overdoses from 1999-2019. This epidemic of opioid overdose deaths can be outlined in three distinct waves.

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How you can save babies whose mothers have substance use disorders

Stop Abuse Campaign

The statistics are shocking: ten percent or more of babies born in the United States test positive for alcohol or another mind-altering substance used by the mother struggling with substance use disorder. Should we punish “bad” mothers with substance use disorders ?

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Doubting Disease

The New Social Worker

OCD is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. People with OCD cannot tolerate doubt. A thought just like any other thought comes into our head. The difference between a person with OCD and one without is in the reaction to the thought content

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NASW Observes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Month

Social Work Blog

NASW recognizes June as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. Treating PTSD and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure. Expert Q&A: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) . National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Investigating the transdiagnostic nature of rumination across depressive, anxiety and eating disorders: A meta-analysis.

Society of Clinical Psychology

Investigating transdiagnostic factors across mental disorders is of high importance as transdiagnostic factors can be targeted for both diagnosis and treatment in a diagnostically mixed sample. 2020), it is important to understand the relationship between these disorders and rumination.

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Behavioral interventions in community settings for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Meta-analysis

Society of Clinical Psychology

Early behavioral interventions (BI) such as applied behavior analysis (ABA) and early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) are the main established therapeutic interventions for autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Ep 6: What’s It Like Working with ADHD and Binge Eating Disorder Before and After Diagnosis?

Nnatasha Tracy

The Mental Illness in the Workplace Podcast with Natasha Tracy is talking about attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder (BED) at work with Jason Hamburg. This week, Snap Out of It!

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Guest Post: What My Hallucinations From Schizoaffective Disorder Feel Like by Katie Sanford

Bipolar Bandit

Side Note: Information about Schizoaffective Disorde r. After 13 years of living with schizoaffective disorder, hallucinations are a somewhat normal part of my life. My first visual hallucination was early on in my disorder. S chizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder Q&A.

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September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month

Social Work Blog

Any alcohol use during pregnancy can cause a range of physical, behavioral, and learning problems in the baby known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Program.

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When Love Goes Wrong 1: Adjustment Disorders

The Masked AMHP

There are a number of well defined psychiatric conditions that could be said to arise from, or are manifested as, love and Adjustment DisordersLove can sometimes give rise to bizarre and irrational behaviour.

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ASWB Practice Question: Bipolar Disorder Recall

Therapist Development Center

The post ASWB Practice Question: Bipolar Disorder Recall appeared first on Therapist Development Center Blog. ASWB Practice Question Exam Prep LCSW Exam Prep LMSW Exam Prep Bipolar DisorderThis month we are continuing our series comparing recall vs. reasoning questions.

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Author Aims to Dispel Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder

Social Work Blog

Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder, is a misunderstood and often underdiagnosed condition. Social Work Advocates Magazine disorder dissociative Gregory identity nasw Nooney Press social work

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ASWB Practice Question: Bipolar Disorder

Therapist Development Center

Last month we discussed the differences between Bipolar Disorder 1 and 2 and offered an application question to test your knowledge on this topic. The post ASWB Practice Question: Bipolar Disorder appeared first on Therapist Development Center Blog

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Homeless Youth Have a Higher Risk of Mental Health Disorders

Famcare

An estimated 4.2 million teenagers and young adults are homeless each year. Children who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless have higher rates of mental health problems such as behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression than children who live in unstable households.

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Social Work Ethics, Eating Disorders, and Diverse Gender Communities

The New Social Worker

Eating disorders may affect gender minority individuals at up to double the rates of their cisgender counterparts. Social workers must recognize this heightened risk and increase screening and prevention efforts in gender-diverse community spaces

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Why Worry: Understanding OCD and Anxiety Disorders

Psychological Health Care

While the impact of COVID-19 may be contributing to heightened levels of worry in general, for many, ongoing anxiety is a debilitating mental health disorder. In fact, anxiety and associated conditions such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are common mental health conditions.

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Personality Disorder, Capacity and the Mental Health Act

The Masked AMHP

Amy Morby borderline personality disorder Inquest YouTube channel On 28th May 2019 an inquest in Cornwall reported on the sad case of 23 year old Amy Morby, who died as a result of an overdose.

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Worst Advice for Bipolar I’ve Ever Received

Nnatasha Tracy

I focus on good advice for bipolar disorder here, but whoah boy, have I also received some of the worst advice for bipolar disorder you can imagine. Bipolar blog bipolar disorder mental illness issues advice for bipolar bipolar advice worst bipolar advice

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Anxious intrusive thoughts and how to manage them

Lawson Psychology

Adult therapy Child and Adolescent Mental Health Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Uncategorized anxious thoughts Intrusive thoughts Obsessive-compulsive disorderThe post Anxious intrusive thoughts and how to manage them appeared first on Lawson Clinical Psychology.