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  • What Happens When Your Serotonin Levels Get Too High? November 15, 2018
    Serotonin is a chemical in the brain that affects mood. Yet if medication boosts one’s serotonin levels too high, a person may develop serotonin syndrome.
  • Is There a Link Between Sleepwalking, Sleep Talking, and Mental Health? November 3, 2018
    Both sleepwalking and talking during sleep can have mental health-related causes. Find out which mental health conditions may trigger these sleep issues.
  • Religious OCD: Separating Shame from Spirituality November 2, 2018
    Religious obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of OCD that causes a person obsess over spiritual fears. It often involves religious compulsions such as excessive prayer. For example, a person might worry they are going to Hell and repeat a mantra to cope with this fear. Religious OCD is also called “scrupulosity.” Religious forms […]
  • Why It’s Important to Recognize Male Survivors of Domestic Abuse October 27, 2018
    It is critical for all victims of domestic violence to access help; what happens when men, who are often seen as perpetrators in these situations, seek shelter?
  • Keeping a Healthy Marriage When One of You Has Bipolar Hypersexuality October 26, 2018
    More than 4 percent of Americans experience bipolar at some point during their lives. During manic episodes, a person with bipolar may have surges in energy, an elevated mood, and sometimes a sense of invincibility. Around 40% of people with bipolar also experience hypersexuality. When a person’s sex drive is significantly higher than their partner’s, […]
  • Understanding Self-Injury Among Autistic Individuals October 22, 2018
    Head-banging, face-slapping, scratching, and other self-injurious behaviors (SIB) are common among children who become frustrated. According to United Cerebral Palsy, up to 20% of all young children bang their heads in frustration. The behavior is common and considered developmentally typical until a child is about four years old. Among autistic people, self-injury is even more […]
  • What Is Sleep Hygiene? Hint: It’s Not Just Showering Before Bed October 19, 2018
    Sleep hygiene may play a critical role in getting a good night's sleep. If you're trying to improve your sleep quality or bedtime routine, consider these tips.
  • How to Cope with the Grief of Infant Loss October 12, 2018
    Losing an infant can be heartrending. During Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, we explore how people can honor grief and cope through this experience.
  • Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Sleep Problems and PTSD October 8, 2018
    It's not uncommon for sleep problems to co-occur with posttraumatic stress. But when they exacerbate other PTSD symptoms, what treatment approach is best?
  • How Accurate Are Online Mental Health Tests? October 5, 2018
    Online quizzes can be fun, but how seriously should they be taken? When it comes to mental health, leaving diagnosis to a professional may be the best strategy.