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While tics typically go away on their own after a few months, if these sudden, uncontrollable movements or sounds do not dissipate after one year, they can be categorized as chronic tic disorder. Chronic tic disorder is included in the most recently revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), though its classification as […]

08-17-15 Category: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

The bystander effect, also called bystander apathy, is the reality that people observing situations in which they are called to help, such as calling the police or stopping a crime as it is being committed, are less likely to do so in the presence of others. The larger the group of bystanders, the larger the […]

08-17-15 Category: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Therapy

Most people have heard of having a “midlife crisis” before. It is a transitional experience marked by extreme anxiety and turbulent emotions, usually regarding an individual’s identity and a need for change. The concept is popular within the media as well, which has generated multiple academic endeavors to find out how prevalent it actually is. […]

08-14-15 Category: Mental Health, Therapy

According to the latest data from the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF), approximately one in six California adults has a mental health problem that requires attention and about one in 20 struggle with a serious mental disorder that hinders one’s ability to carry out daily activities and responsibilities. Unfortunately, half of these adults and two-thirds of […]

08-14-15 Category: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Therapy

The term “millennial” is used to refer to the world’s newest coming of age adults and adolescents. In certain circles, they are also known as “generation Y,” “nexters” or “digital natives,” and were roughly born between 1982 and 2003. As advertisers and investors try to figure out what appeals to this demographic, other experts are […]

08-13-15 Category: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Therapy

When a person is stricken with a serious mental health disorder, the diagnosis is usually followed by a set of rules and strategies that guide the patient through the recovery process. However, some of these guidelines may make one feel restricted, especially in the modern age. Many American adults live busy lives that revolve around […]


Depression is a universal problem regardless of a person’s gender, ethnicity or age. No one is immune to this pathological development. Depressive symptoms can be caused by a number of possibilities. However, the potential effects of depression can become a much more serious issue if suicidal ideation and self-harm come into play. In order to […]

08-12-15 Category: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Therapy

It is not an unspoken fact that the over-prescribing of drugs is a serious issue facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 259 million prescriptions for painkillers were filled out by mental health workers in 2012, with approximately 46 people dying each day as a result of overdosing […]

08-12-15 Category: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Therapy

Excessive fears or specific fetishes are undoubtedly unique conditions, with each carrying its own set of distinctive symptoms. However, pinpointing the underlying similarities between psychological afflictions helps put the overall issue of mental illness in a more clear and concise perspective. For instance, between phobia, fetishism and even obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), there is an underlying […]

08-12-15 Category: Behavioral Health

Earlier this year, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell spoke to the 21st Century Policing Task Force in Washington, D.C. He detailed that throughout 2013 alone, almost 40 percent of all police-related incidents that warranted the use of force also “involved individuals suffering from mental illness and in too many cases we arrest our way […]

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