Treating Anxiety With Art Therapy

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that is characterized by persistent and frequently unexpected panic attacks. These attacks are marked by a mix of physical and cognitive symptoms, such as sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, and fearful thoughts. Fearful perceptions about panic attacks can become so severe that you may develop avoidance behaviors. These avoidance behaviors develop […]

MENTAL ILLNESS MYTHS: UNPACKING MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA

“You don’t have depression,” someone may say. “You’re just sad.” A comment like that not only minimizes what a person is experiencing, but it displays a basic lack of understanding of that individual’s emotional state. “Depression is not something a person can will away,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). “People often […]

Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030

Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report on Tuesday.Patients rest during a morning break at the playground, inside a hospital specializing […]

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Symptoms and Signs Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, urges, or images, the presence of which usually cause marked distress or anxiety. The dominant theme of the obsessive thoughts may be harm, risk to self or others, danger, contamination, doubt, loss, or aggression. For example, patients may obsess about becoming contaminated with dirt or germs unless they […]

Overcoming Depression and Finding Happiness

Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass. Can’t, If, When, and But never did anything. Trials give you strength, sorrows give understanding and wisdom. Depression involves sadness, pessimism, a preoccupation with personal problems, and perhaps feeling sorry for one’s self, anguish, crying, and hopelessness. Depressed people often lose interest in many activities and […]