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Borderline Personality Disorder: what is it?

Borderline Personality Disorder: what is it? People with Borderline Personality Disorder experience chronically unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. They have problems having consistent and calm emotions and thoughts, they show highly impulsive and reckless behavior and they usually have unstable or dangerous relationships with other people. People with this disorder also have high rates of […]

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What Is Insomnia? People with insomnia have trouble falling asleep, have disrupted sleep, or they awaken too early. As a result, they may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. They don’t feel refreshed when they wake up. Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute insomnia is common and often is brought

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Eating disorders and their treatment

Eating disorders and their treatment Eating disorders (EDs) are widely-differing conditions, defined by distorted thoughts and beliefs, and strange behaviors, around eating, weight, and body image. EDs are typically accompanied by disturbances of self-image, mood, impulses, and social functioning. In this column, I present the defining features of the EDs, provide brief look at how

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How is problem drinking treated?

Treating alcoholism was once limited to the peer support group Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) founded in the United States in 1935. AA has seen competition in more recent times with newer treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (also called Motivational Interviewing. Mood problems (a common trigger for drinking) among individuals with alcoholism can also

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How is anxiety treated?

How is anxiety treated by psychologists and other mental health professionals? Many psychological treatments—such as relaxation training, meditation, biofeedback and stress management—can help with clinical anxiety. Depending on the cause of the anxiety, some people with anxiety disorders also benefit from supportive counseling or couples or family therapy. However, psychologists generally agree that the most

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