disorder

The spectrum of Mental Health disorders is incredibly vast; we showcase the multitude of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behavior.

Ashley Peterson13 days ago
Naming Our Emotions
What are emotions and how do we describe them? Often it's not a subject we give much thought to. Even within the field of psychology there are various theories espoused by various researchers. Some em...
Scarlett Wood16 days ago
My 'Self-Grooming' Disorder
!WARNING! This story contains graphic content. What does it feel like... having beautiful hands and fingers? I haven't had that feeling ever since I was 11-years-old.
Siena Dini17 days ago
'Quiet' Borderline Personality Disorder
Please do not read if you feel like you may have a negative reaction to reading about mental illness. No one ever talks about borderline personality disorder, let alone “quiet” BPD, and, to be quite h...
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Lorraine Woiak22 days ago
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Does the winter season feel like it is just dragging on? Do you find that depression hits you during this time of the year? Are you just not yourself? The winter blues can effect anyone. Psychologist ...
Ashley Petersona month ago
Understanding Narcissistic Abuse
The term narcissism comes from the story in Greek mythology of Narcissus, who fell in love and became obsessed with his own reflection in a pool. In modern usage, narcissist may refer to a personality...
Carson Davida month ago
Internet Addiction Disorder Is a Mental Disease, Not a Joke
For the earlier years of my childhood, I suffered from a disorder that doesn't exist. As a naive, innocent child, I was easily dragged into hypnosis in the form of a desktop computer that I simply cou...
Stephanie Gladwell2 months ago
10 Fascinating Books About Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are something that plague many people, young and old. Although they are stereotypically considered the stuff of "teen angst" or limited to women—that’s not the case. There are some fa...
Ashley Peterson2 months ago
Manufacturing Pathology
Mental illness stigma often takes the form of dismissing the experience of those living with mental illness, but it can also take a subtler form. When normal emotions like sadness and anxiousness are ...
Jacqueline Smith2 months ago
The Monster Within
Dealing with an ED sucks. It’s the hardest thing you may ever have to go through besides maybe cancer. Your child or friend or maybe its a parent have a little voice in their head telling them they ar...
Ana Navarro2 months ago
The Truth of What Makes Anorexia and Bulimia so Difficult to Recover From
"Just eat, it’s really not that hard." It’s the proverbial statement many Americans use to shame people with anorexia nervosa. Simply eat and you’ll cure the eating disorder. They have no idea. It sad...
My Strange Addiction
We’ve all heard the saying, “Everyone is addicted to something that takes away the pain.” It is often paired with black and white images of young adults and/or teens drinking, smoking, self-harming, p...
Hadley Frances3 months ago
Surviving with Food
I am having body-image-shit-thoughts again. Lethal combo of period-brain and when the weather turns icy I want to eat more to insulate myself from the chill winter world (because human instincts OBVIO...
Invisible Conditions; Why the Game for Dyslexics Is Changing
Did you know that Lord Allan Sugar is dyslexic? Or that Angela Christy had dyspraxia? Now that you do does it make you question their work? Dyslexia is a common, multi-facetted, learning difficulty, i...
Ashley Peterson3 months ago
The Gendering of Mental Health
We live in a highly gendered society. Certain roles, behaviours, and experiences may be seen as typical of one gender but unacceptable in the other. Those who do not conform to gender norms and expect...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) refers to the deliberate cause of illness to a child, inflicted by a caretaker. Munchausen by proxy is a real illness, but rare in some ways. It simply means that t...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Sessions #7
Interviewer: When did you began to seek professional help to treat your BDD? BBB: I'm sure it's not surprising that I was reluctant. I was complacent in dealing with my issues on my own up 'til the ag...
Paige Sanz3 months ago
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
For as long as I can remember, I wasn't comfortable in my own skin. I was born a twin in a family of four kids, and consequently I fought to find what made me special or unique. I was the runt of the ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
There are elements in my family that do not take medication for their OCD. You know who you are. These are people who cannot face up to the fact that they have a disability as I do, only I’m not impai...