Mental Illness

Sleep Disorders Linked with Mental Illness

Around 50 to 80 percent of people who have psychiatric illnesses also report sleep problems. This is according to data presented by the National Institute for Mental Health.

The Institute doesn’t know what sleep problems cause mental illnesses or mental illnesses cause sleep problems. Al they know is that there’s a link. It may be that either one can cause the other; too little sleep affects both our thinking and feelings,...
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Conflict Resolution

Let’s Find a Nice Planet and Get Out of Here

It seems that human beings have been searching for another planet for as long as they have had telescopes. They have dreamed of other people from other planets. They have had fantasies of being abducted by them. They have dreamed of other planet to which they could move. They have hoped to meet advanced aliens who could teach them how to live.

Where does this search for another planet come from? There...
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Children

How to Survive a Dysfunctional Family

All dysfunctional families are alike.

They all have mentally disturbed parents, one of them serving as the “mentally disturbed parent-in-chief,” and the other, if there is another, serving as the “enabler of the disturbed parent-in-chief.” Sometimes one finds a folie a deux, in which two parents share a psychosis.

These parents then become casting directors and create the roles each child in the family will play. One child, normally the oldest, plays the role of the savant....
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Conflict Resolution

Managing the Haters

They seem to be everywhere these days, always poised to pounce.

If someone makes a public announcement, they look for reasons to condemn it. If someone wears a new dress, they find the one flaw in the person’s attire and criticize it. If someone writes an article, they scour it looking for any offenses. If somebody makes a joke, they are bound to take it the wrong way. If somebody smiles, they find something wrong with...
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Mental Illness

Study: Most People Have a Mental Illness

Few people make it to the age of 38 without experiencing some kind of mental illness, at least for a time. This is the conclusion of a study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, which studied 988 individuals at various points in their lifespan.

The study found that 83 percent of subjects reported depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders. It revealed that roughly 41% of the respondents had suffered some mental disorder,...
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General

Studies on the Psychology of Menstruation

Menstruation has long been a taboo subject.

Until recently, studies of menstruation and its effects—physiologically and psychologically—have been rare. Like the topic of sex during previous decades, the topic of menstruation has been suppressed, as though menstruation were something shameful or dirty.

However, a recent study by the “Female Athlete Health Group” comprised of researchers from two universities in London, broke new ground by studying the effect of menstruation on female athletes.

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