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    Popular! An Overview to Understanding Mental Disorders
    Mental disorders and mental illness are often misunderstood by most folks who either think everyone who's got one is just plain crazy or has a medical disease that simply needs medications. Neither extreme captures the complexity of mental disorders. This article examines the complex causes and origins of mental disorders found in most people, and describes how they are most commonly treated today. - 11-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1357 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Articles and Essays Top Rated
    The old index of articles and essays I authored or published on Psych Central. You can still view this page for historical purposes, but all of the articles listed there are also listed within this index. (Indexed for archival purposes.) - 8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 11220 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Choosing Happiness in Our LIves
    All too often in our lives, we place happiness squarely out of reach. I hear people complain, "I'll never be happy," and "Happiness just wasn't meant for me." Unfortunately, these statements are symptomatic of the problem. Happiness is not out of reach; we just put it there due to other, often less important things, getting in our way... - 17-May-2001 - Hits: 3486 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! FAQ of Life
    Everything you wanted to know about mental health and disorders online. This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions file) will answer your common questions on topics that I often receive in email. I figured if I wrote this once, I would save myself from having to write the same things over and over again, trying to find new ways of essentially saying the same things! If, after having read this whole thing, you still don't have an answer to your question, well then, go ahead and write... We are only on this planet for a very short time (in my book anyway) and I want to help out in any way that I can while I'm here. - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1843 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Getting Help for Procrastination Top Rated
    Procrastination is a common issue amongst students and many adults. There are many who struggle with deadlines everyday, with the feeling of impending doom as the exam or project date looms. It is one of the largest problems seen in college counseling centers, and it is something nearly everyone has had to deal with at some point in their lives. This article describes strategies to help yourself overcome procrastination.

    The first thing you have to know about procrastinating is that you should set your expectations realistically. It took you a lifetime to get to where you are today in terms of procrastination, so it's not something you can fix overnight. But it is something you can fix, all you need is the dedication to do so and the willingness to try something new. - 10-Jan-2005 - Hits: 1401 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Mental Health Information Top Rated
    This web site offers mental health information that covers a variety of subjects such as depression, family and marriage counseling, attention deficit disorder (ADD), forensic victim psychotherapy, addictions, and more, from Dr. Marty Tashman. - 28-Jun-2001 - Hits: 2110 - Rate This | Details
    Allan J. Comeau, Ph.D. Top Rated
    Dr. Comeau writes a weekly column, Your Mind Matters, which is published in several Southern California newspapers. His site archives a large number of these columns on a wide range of mental health topics. - 26-Jul-2004 - Hits: 701 - Rate This | Details
    Development of CERS
    What's the big deal about this? Try getting psychotherapy services from your HMO or insurance company and you'll soon realize what the "big deal" is. There are two major and a whole lot of minor problems with regards to how managed care hurts your ability to access timely and effective treatment. The first problem is that insurance companies, looking out for the bottom line, will seek to limit either the time or type of psychotherapeutic services offered you. The second problem is that these same companies seek to limit your choices in who you can see. - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 783 - Rate This | Details
    Employment and Mental Illness
    It's often a vicious circle. Having mental or emotional problems can make it harder to get a job, or to get the job that you want. Being unemployed or settling for a job that is unsatisfying to you doesn't do your mental health any favors either. The problem is quite serious and breaking the cycle can be difficult. Many homeless people have mental health issues, without which perhaps they would have jobs and access to housing, but not having an address contributes further, and makes it that much harder to get a job. Sometimes one thing just seems to build on top of another, making it harder to see solutions to anything. Yet there are also people who have mental and emotional struggles, yet they have good jobs. Sometimes they may struggle with work-related issues also, but they can serve as an inspiration and example to others. - 22-Dec-2004 - Hits: 533 - Rate This | Details
    Affordable online counseling offered at this site by master's level psychotherapist. Free content is also available with topics including solving marital problems, communication in marriage, parenting difficult teens, finances and marriage, better marriage sex, and marriage retreats. - 23-May-2008 - Hits: 309 - Rate This | Details




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