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Archives for January, 2016

General

Forget 1 in 4: Everyone Has Mental Health Concerns

A few weeks ago, I got a call from an older male family member asking me about panic attacks and anxiety. Turns out he has been experiencing them for the first time in his life and was confused and concerned. One of the first things he told me was that he has no history of mental illness. He’s family and I can assure you that he is correct; he doesn’t have a severe and persistent mental illness. So how can we explain...
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Mental Health Advocacy

Let’s Discuss Narcissism: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Good Morning Dr. Ramani Durvasula! First, I'd like to introduce you to our readers, then talk about how narcissism intersects with bipolar disorder, and then finally discuss your new book "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Let's get started:

Please introduce yourself.

(My name is) Dr. Ramani Durvasula, Professor of Psychology at California State University Los Angeles, licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA, author of two books and numerous peer reviewer journal articles and book chapters, and...
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Anxiety

Guest Blog: I Am More Than Anxiety

Guest Blog By: Sarah Fader

I started experiencing panic attacks as a teenager. I was 15-years-old scared and alone. When I had my first panic attack, I was in my apartment with my mom. I remember reading a comic called "Books of Magic" where these characters who were supposed to be eternal ended up dying. It freaked me out, and I started to hyperventilate. My
breathing was labored and my heart was racing uncontrollably. I was scared that one day I would die. I began to feel small and...
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