15Apr, 2016
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What Is Neurofeedback? Help For Anxiety, Sleep Problems, Concussion, Stroke and PTSD.

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An Introduction to Neurofeedback Neurofeedback is a subdivision of Biofeedback. In fact, many people’s first reaction to hearing the term “neurofeedback” is usually to ask me, do you mean Biofeedback?, which they have heard about at some point in their life, especially if they once owned a “mood ring”. Biofeedback is the general category, similar to referring to the general term of foods such as “fruit.” Simply put, Biofeedback is a method of gaining information by monitoring skin temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, brain waves and other body conditions to help promote […]
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24Mar, 2016
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How to Find Help Treating an Eating Disorder

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An eating disorder is characterized by an extreme disruption in regular eating habits, whether it is eating too little or eating too much. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a person may start out eating less or more than usual, and then the habit spirals out of control. Someone with an eating disorder may also be overly concerned or distressed about weight or body shape. Some types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Although eating disorders tend to manifest during teen years, […]
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16Mar, 2016
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20 Tips to Help Improve Your Self-Esteem After Substance Abuse Rehab

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It’s normal to feel pretty low immediately after substance abuse rehab, but if you’re still struggling to regain your self-esteem and it’s been longer than you thought it would be before you felt somewhat normal again, don’t fret. While it does take time to heal from all the damage that drug and alcohol abuse does to our bodies and minds, the good news is that we do heal. But we may need a little help to get there, nonetheless. Here are a number of tips that may help in your goal […]
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26Feb, 2016
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How to Help Someone with Sex Addiction

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Sexual addiction is the term used to describe any sexual activity that feels ‘out of control’. Having a very high sex drive does not make you a sex ‘addict’. Neither does engaging in specific sexual activities, having many partners, looking at porn or engaging in cyber-sex. At Relate, we think that none of these are relevant unless you do. What is relevant is if someone feels that they are engaging in any sexual activity that they can no longer control and is likely to result in harm to themselves, a […]
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9Feb, 2016
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Eating Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, Signs & Treatment Help

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What is an Eating Disorder? Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. The most common forms of eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder and affect both females and males. Demi Lovato speaks about her eating disorder. As posted by I Choose People Eating disorders can develop during any stage in life but typically appear during […]
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5Feb, 2016
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How to Help Someone With a Gambling Problem

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Many people can enjoy gambling without it becoming a problem, but over time, some people develop a gambling addiction that can ruin their lives. Compulsive gambling is a progressive illness, so even if you’ve gambled before and been okay, a problem could develop later on. The urge to gamble can be overwhelming, leading someone to lie, steal, blow through their savings and miss out on the rest of their lives. Several signs indicate when normal enjoyment of gambling transitions into a problem. The earlier the process is identified, the better […]
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2Feb, 2016
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Finding Therapy that Can Help You Heal

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Therapy can be an effective treatment for mental and emotional problems. But in order to reap its benefits, it’s important to choose the right therapist—someone you trust who makes you feel cared for and has the experience to help you make changes for the better in your life. A good therapist helps you to become stronger and more self-aware. But your therapist cannot do the work for you. In order to make the most of your sessions, you must be an active participant. How therapy and counseling can help Talking […]
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29Jan, 2016
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8 ways to help your teen develop resilience

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If you have a teenager, and you’re reading this sentence, I have a challenge for you. Don’t worry, you don’t have to answer any skill-testing questions or fill in boxes or even get up from your seat. The challenge is to simply reframe how you see your teen. OK, I realize that simply reframing is something of an oxymoron. When it comes to entrenched views on things, we adults have a hard time simply shifting our perspective not because we are unwilling or incapable, but because we have held that view for so long that we don’t […]
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22Jan, 2016
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How to Find Help Treating a Sex Addict

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Sex addicts have sex without regard to potential consequences. A sex addict often uses sex as a quick fix to relieve anxiety, loneliness, pain or other forms of stress, and this cycle has to last over six months before it can be diagnosed. According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, there are approximately 12 million sex addicts in the United States. Fortunately, just like other addictions, there are various ways of dealing with sex addiction. Understanding Sexual Compulsion Understanding sexual compulsion is necessary if you are to […]
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12Jan, 2016
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Shame stands in way of mental health help

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Stigma is a significant barrier when it comes to treating kids with mental illness. During the summer between the eighth and ninth grades, Lizzie Galoff texted seven of her friends and asked them to come over. When the girls arrived, the group settled in the comfortable basement of Lizzie’s Appleton home. “My stomach was complete butterflies,” Lizzie, now a senior at Kimberly High School, remembers feeling as she prepared to deliver a major announcement. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, my friends are going to leave me.'” Then, despite those […]
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