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Archives for December, 2015

Bipolar II

New Year’s Resolutions May be Bad for Bipolar Disorder

It’s that time of year when everyone is thinking about resolutions. Losing weight, exercising more, spending more time with your family. These are all examples of goals people set for themselves when the year starts winding down and a new one begins. New year, new start. Some people make many resolutions, some only a single one. Some actually complete their resolutions while most forget what...
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Perfectionist

What Causes Perfectionism?

The root of perfectionism is believing your self-worth is based on your achievements
Perfectionism is often present when some combination of these factors exist:

Rigid, high parental expectations
Highly critical, shaming, or abusive parents
Excessive praise for your achievements
Low self-esteem or feeling inadequate
Believing your self-worth is determined by your achievements
Black-and-white thinking
Efforts to feel in control
Cultural expectations
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