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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) | Symptoms & How to Deal With Them

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) | Symptoms & How to Deal With Them

Seasonal affective disorder is characterized by depression that comes about during the same time every year, mostly in the colder, winter months. It is often characterized by depression, low energy and motivation, irritability, as well as mood fluctuations. Dealing with symptoms can be accomplished by the use of light therapy, vitamins, physical activity, and even therapy. — Hi everyone! This…read more

My Psychological Testing & How I Became Interested in Psychology

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My Psychological Testing & How I Became Interested in Psychology

Psychology, and the brain in general, fascinates me. The power of the mind is incredible! I became interested in psychology in 2012, around the same time I became aware of, and accepted, my mental conditions. I started seeing a psychologist in 2013 and had testing done around the same time. I did the Rorschach inkblot test, thematic apperception test, among…read more

Conditioned Response, Habits, & Phobias | How to Change Them

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Conditioned Response, Habits, & Phobias | How to Change Them

Habits and phobias are formed through a conditioned response, which is a response that occurs automatically (subconsciously) after repeated pairing with an action. The response can be triggered by performing the action. There are many ways to break a habit and get rid of a phobia. While it may be difficult, it is possible if you are determined. — Introduction…read more

Reducing Anxiety & Stress

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Reducing Anxiety & Stress

There are many reasons we get anxious and stressed, but there are also many ways of coping with it. Some of the most efficient methods are breathing techniques and hypnosis. You can even create a trigger to reduce your anxiety in the moment, as well as convince yourself you are relaxed. Distractions are also a great way, such as exercise,…read more