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Anxiety & Depression

: : Anxiety and Depression Association of America : :
Depression and anxiety disorders are different, but people with depression often experience symptoms similar to those of an anxiety disorder, such as nervousness, irritability, and problems sleeping and concentrating. But each disorder has its own causes and its own emotional and behavioral symptoms. (https://www.adaa.org)

: : Anxiety and Depression Are Symptoms, Not Diseases - Psychology Today (2016) : :
Depression and anxiety are signs that one is not getting key needs met. (https://www.psychologytoday.com)

: : More Americans suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, study finds - CBS News (2017) : :
More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests. An estimated 8.3 million American adults - about 3.4 percent of the U.S. population - suffer from serious psychological distress, an evaluation of federal health data concluded. (http://www.cbsnews.com)

PTSD & Trauma

: : HelpGuide - PTSD & Trauma : :
Trauma can take a huge emotional toll, whether it stems from a personal tragedy, a natural disaster, or violence. There is no right or wrong way to feel after traumatic events. But there are many strategies that can help you work through feelings of pain, fear, and grief and regain your emotional equilibrium. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on. (http://www.helpguide.com)

: : 10 ways to care for a loved one with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - The Healthsite (2017) : :
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a psychiatric problem that arises after a person witnesses or survives psychologically traumatic events like accidents, terrorist attacks, wars, earthquakes, rape, or sexual assault. (http://www.thehealthsite.com)

: : Timeline: The History of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and How We Treat it - Newsweek (2017) : :
Throughout history, there has been no smooth arc from ignorance to enlightenment in understanding the interplay of mind and body at work in trauma in the American Civil War, medics diagnosed traumatized men with an ailment they termed "soldier's heart," blaming their psychological collapse on cardiac problems. The American Psychiatric Association created the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis in 1980, which sparked a proliferation of research. Below, we've charted the history of trauma that leads to that point. (http://www.newsweek.com)

Addiction & Codependency

: : Codependency - Mental Health Institute : :
Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual's ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. It is also known as "relationship addiction" because people with codependency often form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive. (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net)

: : Shame: The Core of Addiction and Codependency - PsychCentral (2017) : :
Shame is so painful to the psyche that most people will do anything to avoid it, even though it's a natural emotion that everyone has. It's a physiologic response of the autonomic nervous system. (http://www.psychcentral.com)

: : Why Conquering One Addiction Often Leads to Suffering From Another - U.S. News & World Report (2016) : :
When you're recovering from an addiction, there is no greater feeling than achieving your first 30 days of sobriety - 30 full days without drugs and alcohol, including nights and weekends. The mental fog created by mind-altering substances starts to dissipate, creating a childlike high on life. Despite what you have put your body through and how hopeless and suicidal you may have once felt, you now have a second chance at life. (http://www.health.usnews.com)

Marriage & Family

: : The Trouble With Modern Marriage - Psychology Today (2014) : :
Marriage in America is facing a variety of novel changes and challenges. I am not referring to the current legal battles regarding who is and is not allowed to marry, but rather the hurdles facing couples who do enter into marriage. (http://www.psychologytoday.com)

: : Why Do Unhappy Couples Stay Together? - Psychology Today (2017) : :
For most people, marriage is an enriching and fulfilling experience. Yet we all know couples that are deeply dissatisfied but stay together anyway. Certainly there are many reasons why these unhappy people don't simply cut their losses, end the relationship, and move on with their lives. But psychologists are still struggling to understand why some unhappy couples call it quits, while others stick it out. (http://www.psychologytoday.com)

: : Family Psychology - American Psychological Association : :
Family Psychology is a broad and general specialty in professional psychology founded on principles of systems theory with the interpersonal system of the family the focus of assessment, intervention and research. (http://www.apa.org)


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