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Author: John D. Moore

10 Big Causes of Anxiety and Stress for College Freshmen

Are you moving away from home to attend college? Will you be enrolling in a university located far away from mom and dad? Does the thought of being away from your family and other loved ones stress you out? If so, you are not alone. Going away to college for the first time is a major life event. And while the decision to attend school is ultimately a positive one, this doesn’t change the reality that anxiety can be a reality for many. Part of the reason stress is part of the dynamic relates to the construct of transition....

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5 Common ADHD Myths!

Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) is a condition that many people hear about but few truly understand. This understanding has led to many ADHD myths a has leadto this legitimate mental health disorder becoming watered down over the years; in part because of the popular media and because the acronym itself has become inserted into our American lexicon. Combined, these two factors have caused a great deal of misinformation to be spread about a psychological challenge that effects millions of people here in the U.S. and around the globe. This quick post will provide a basic definition of ADHD and shed light on 5 common ADHD myths that exist about this disorder. At the end, resources for ADHD have been provided for further insight and knowledge and is the same material I give my clients as a Chicago CBT therapist. Are you ready? Let’s jump right in! What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder. This means that the disorder is present at the time of birth. ADHD isn’t brought on by something external and it’s not something you can “catch”. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with ADHD, it is important to know you were born with this disorder. What are the different types of ADHD? There are three specific types of ADHD. Generally speaking, diagnosis of this disorder usually occurs during childhood...

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Why Do Men Cheat? 5 BIG Reasons!

Chances are you are reading this article because you recently found out that your man has been having an affair with another woman. You may also be exploring what appears here after discovering that the guy you have been dating is already married. If either situation applies to you, it is only natural to ask the question: Why do men cheat? Why Men Cheat Top Five Reasons The motivating factors behind what drives men to cheat are multi-factorial in nature. If you are involved with a narcissist, your husband or boyfriend probably thinks he is too smart to get...

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3 Tips for Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dealing with depression is never any fun. This is particularly true if you experience a dip in your mood during certain times of the year, such as late fall and winter. Specifically, we are talking about seasonal affective disorder (SAD). While the term SAD has been somewhat trivialized over the years, this form of depression can be a serious mental health issue. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal depression is a sub-type of depression, which is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Many people think SAD is a stand-a-lone disorder but it’s not. To be diagnosed with SAD,...

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The Verbally Abusive Man

Maybe you are reading this article because you are tired of being mistreated by your partner, who seems to go out of his way to leave you feeling angry, frightened, humiliated or depressed. If this is the case, then this article is intended for you. If you are a family member or a friend of the concerned party, this article will require brutal honesty about their situation, for what follows is intended for you as well. When being in love means putting up with his relentless name-calling, you are involved with the verbally abusive man. When most of your comments are edited, in fear of how he might respond, you are involved with the verbally abusive man. When you excuse his erratic temper, permit his put-downs, or endure his version of the “silent treatment”, you are involved with the verbally abusive man. When you believe that you can work with him to somehow change his behavior with the hope that he will treat you with respect, you are involved with the verbally abusive man. When you have come to believe that you are truly all of the terrible things he has called you, including ugly, fat, selfish or stupid, you are involved with the verbally abusive man. And when his name-calling has caused you to risk your emotional and physical health, or you have come to hate yourself, then...

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