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Dysphoria types and treatments: A discussion guide

Dysphoria is characterized by deep dissatisfaction with life. It differs from depression in that it’s considered a symptom, not a condition. Various types of dysphoria include rejection sensitive dysphoria, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and gender dysphoria.  Gender dysphoria is a condition that exists because of society, not individual pathology.  Dysphoria treatments…

Solution-focused brief therapy: Benefits, techniques, and whether it’s right for you

Solution-focused brief therapy is a highly effective, concentrated therapeutic method that helps clients identify the path forward when faced with life transitions, interpersonal issues, or emotional distress.  Solution-focused approaches are ideal for those faced with anxiety, stress, minor depression, relationship issues, family conflict, or children with behavioral issues. The duration…

Does life flash before our eyes when we die? Near-death experiences, strange brain activity, and death-related anxiety

Near-death experiences and what happens after we die have always been fascinating topics of debate — the idea of life “flashing” before our eyes when we die has even become a common trope. However, the brain scan of a patient who unexpectedly died while having his neural activity monitored indicates…

Addressing women’s mental health issues: How to combat social stigma and gain the confidence needed to seek help 

Gender may play a significant role in the development of mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression, creating unique circumstances for women.  Unfortunately, women are also more likely to be viewed as frail or fragile for expressing what they’re suffering from to those around them. And many fear that…

Is “post-Disney depression” worse than normal vacation withdrawal?

It’s not unusual for vacationers to suffer from depression or withdrawal when they return to their daily routines. The immersive environment at Disney theme parks seems optimized to impart happiness, causing some guests to feel post-Disney depression after their visits. Disney parks use color psychology, UX design, scents, and novelty…

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