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Exploring a Vital Topic: Our Upcoming Blog Series on Eating Disorders

In our commitment to addressing important health and well-being issues, we're excited to announce a series of upcoming blog posts that delve into the often overlooked and misunderstood topic of eating disorders. These posts aim to shed light on the complexities of these conditions, provide valuable information, and offer support to those who may be affected by them. Our goal is to promote understanding, encourage empathy, and provide resources for individuals dealing with eating disorders or those who want to support their loved ones.

Phobias; What Are They?

Phobias are characterized by intense and irrational fears of specific objects, situations, or activities. What sets phobias apart from other disorders is their focused nature – individuals experience overwhelming anxiety and distress when confronted with their specific phobic trigger, while their anxiety tends to be more manageable in other situations. Unlike generalized anxiety disorders that involve pervasive and nonspecific worry, phobias are highly specific and can often be traced back to a particular trigger. 

PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) stands out as a distinct psychological condition due to its development after exposure to a traumatic event. Unlike other disorders, PTSD is characterized by a set of symptoms triggered by experiencing or witnessing an event that involved actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violation.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; What is it?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by persistent, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) performed as an attempt to alleviate the distress caused by the obsessions.

Understanding Anxiety; A Review of What Anxiety Is 

Feelings of anxiety occasionally are a normal part of life, but when these feelings of anxiousness become frequent one can suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders include feelings of intense fear that interrupt one's ability to live. Anxiety disorders are an assortment of disorders that include general anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, separation anxiety, and selective mutism (Ströhle et al., 2018). All these illnesses have common indicators of anxiety, tension, and panic among sufferers, although these feelings manifest differently across subgroups of anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders often begin in childhood or early adulthood or normally continue throughout adulthood.  

Taking a New Direction in Men's Mental Health   

As June is Men's Mental Health Awareness month, let us talk about the stigma associated with men’s mental health.

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Endemic Parenting Stress

COVID-19 is becoming endemic. It will not go away, but we will learn to live with and manage it. What does this mean for the parenting stress that has settled in among families—and grabbed headlines—for the past two years during the COVID-19 pandemic? Will that pressure also wanes but not entirely disappear? Will we finally begin to address parenting stress as a complex and dynamic system of interacting factors?

Pandemic or no pandemic, parenting is challenging. Even as going to school, working in offices, socializing, and participating in activities resumes, a majority of parents, 55%, say their heightened stress continues.