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Gender and Depression

Gender plays a significant role in how depression affects individuals. Depression doesn’t discriminate, but women are more likely to experience it than men. In fact, women are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression as men. People in the LGBTQ IA+ community also experience depression at much higher rates. Many factors contribute to …

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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Untreated borderline personality disorder can be a complex disorder for people to understand and cope with. People with borderline personality disorder often have a history of chaotic and unstable relationships. They may also have difficulty controlling their emotions, leading to impulsive and self-destructive behaviors. Many people in their lives may misunderstand their behavior and be …

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What Causes Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder can be a very difficult disorder to live with. It can be hard to cope with the way your moods swings so much, and it can be hard to deal with the way you sometimes act impulsively. But it is important to remember that you are not alone. If you or a …

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Women

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health concern that can have a debilitating effect on everyday life. OCD can interfere with work, relationships, and personal life and create an unwanted and unhealthy cycle of stress. OCD is experienced by both men and women at about the same rate, although there are some differences in the …

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Major Depressive Disorder in Women

Major depressive disorder is the term doctors use to officially describe one of America’s most common mental health issues: major depression. Research indicates that there’s a higher chance of major depression in women occurring than in men. That’s true, in part, because women have gender-specific risks for a condition called postpartum depression, which sometimes meets …

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Social Media and Depression

These days, a lot of people can’t last a day without their phones or avoid spending time on various social media platforms. But do you know that social media and depression are closely linked? Data shows that social media affects one’s personality. Your use of social media does not only affect your behaviors and social relationships, …

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Dealing with Anxiety During A Pandemic

For many people in America, anxiety is at an all-time high. This is a period of uncertainty. The last pandemic was one hundred years ago. This is something we have never experienced before, and that creates fear. Stock market concerns, empty supermarket shelves, fear of job loss, and many other issues add to fear of …

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Tips for Coping with Isolation During Coronavirus

It is not uncommon for fear to be challenging to manage emotionally, physically, and psychologically when hearing news about this crisis. Everyone across the globe has taken quick action regarding adapting mindsets, daily routines, work, and school. Not only is this pandemic a global health crisis, but it is also wreaking havoc on the economy. …

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Women and Alcoholism

While alcoholism has perhaps traditionally been considered a more prevalent problem among men, alcoholism is an equal opportunity disease. But women and alcoholism are, in many ways, much different than their male counterparts. Researchers across the spectrum of alcohol prevention, treatment, education, and outreach continue to study alcohol’s effects on women, whether different treatment protocols …

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Specific Phobias in Women

Specific phobia is a medical term used to describe a persistent, irrational fear-based reaction to things or situations that have a minor or nonexistent potential to cause harm. Various people can develop this type of response to almost anything. However, some phobic reactions occur much more frequently than others. Women and girls develop specific phobias …

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