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Steve Bressert, Ph.D.

Articles by Steve Bressert, Ph.D.:

  • 50 Self-Help Classics
    09 Jun 2016

    This is an index of 50 self-help books that we consider classics — the ones that you should probably consider reading in your lifetime. These are some of the most […]

  • How to Deal with Domestic Violence
    17 May 2016

    When spouses, intimate partners or dates use physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, harassment or stalking to control the behavior of their partners, they are committing domestic violence. Victims need to […]

  • Becoming Aware of Stress in Your Life
    17 May 2016

    People do not need to study the biology of stress to gain a practical understanding of how it affects them. If people start with the understanding that stress is an […]

  • Stress Management Basics
    17 May 2016

    All about Stress Management Everyone experiences stress at some point in life. Hans Selye, a scientist who popularized the concept of stress, said, “Stress as a scientific concept suffers the […]

  • Simple Steps for Managing Stress in Your Life
    17 May 2016

    Learning to manage stress successfully begins with our willingness to take an honest look at ourselves. Although people and situations do contribute to stress, the events that affect people from […]

  • Treatment of Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
    17 May 2016

    Table of Contents: Bipolar Index An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Bipolar […]

  • Phases of Bipolar Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Table of Contents: An Introduction to the Bipolar Series Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Phases of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently […]

  • Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
    17 May 2016

    Table of Contents: An Introduction to the Bipolar Series Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Further Information […]

  • The Causes of Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
    17 May 2016

    Table of Contents: Bipolar Index An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Bipolar […]

  • Who Gets Bipolar Disorder?
    17 May 2016

    Table of Contents: Bipolar Index An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Bipolar […]

  • An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Table of Contents: Bipolar Index An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Bipolar […]

  • Self-Help Strategies for Bipolar Disorder
    17 May 2016

    There are a variety of methods you can use to help yourself with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). Individuals should take an active role in their own treatment […]

  • Further Information about Bipolar Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Bipolar disorder can be treated, but you don’t have to go it alone. You’ll find it much easier to get treatment for bipolar disorder by reaching out to others who […]

  • Tips to Cope with a Panic Attack
    17 May 2016

    A panic attack is a sudden rush of physical symptoms — like shortness of breath, muscle spasms, and nausea — coupled with uncontrollable anxiety and sometimes a sense of impending […]

  • Tips to Beat Procrastination
    17 May 2016

    Procrastination is a habit that can be quite harmless, as some people thrive on the stress of putting things off until deadline. But procrastination can be a serious problem if […]

  • What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?
    17 May 2016

    For most people, emotional intelligence (EQ) is more important than one’s intelligence (IQ) in attaining success in their lives and careers. As individuals our success and the success of the […]

  • Inhalants: A Dangerous Experiment
    17 May 2016

    You may have heard your friends talking in a new way about gasoline, felt tipped pens, deodorants and nail polish remover as drugs. The word is out: Inhaling, sniffing or, […]

  • Can Relaxation Techniques Help Chronic Pain?
    17 May 2016

    Learning to live with chronic pain takes courage, perseverance, patience and ongoing education. There are many ways to try to cope with and manage your pain. These include exercising, participating […]

  • Facts about Depression
    17 May 2016

    Depression is a serious mental illness that impacts millions of people each year. Most people know it as clinical depression, or by its more technical term, major depression. But whatever […]

  • All About Shyness
    17 May 2016

    Shyness is one of the most common social problems afflicting millions of people from children to the elderly, yet most shy people feel that they are uniquely shy. The shy […]

  • Tongue-Tied by Compliments
    17 May 2016

    Nothing oils the machinery of social interaction quite as nicely as do compliments. They signify that others are recognizing something special about you and making the effort to let you […]

  • How Do I Know If I Have Bipolar Disorder?
    17 May 2016

    In everyday life, people have a variety of moods and feelings. These feelings include frustration, joy and anger. Usually these moods last one day rather than several days. For people […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Bipolar Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Table of Contents: Bipolar Index An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Bipolar […]

  • Teens and Bipolar Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Teenagers with bipolar disorder have an ongoing combination of extremely high (manic) and low (depressed) moods. Highs may alternate with lows, or the person may feel both extremes at close […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Depression
    17 May 2016

    I think I’m depressed, where do I start? Talk to your primary or family physician. He or she will be able to review the signs and symptoms of depression with […]

  • How Can I Help a Loved One With Depression?
    17 May 2016

    Confronting depression in a family member or dear friend may feel like a terrifying and overwhelming task. It can be frustrating and difficult to help someone who may not understand […]

  • What Is Panic Disorder?
    17 May 2016

    More than three million Americans will experience panic disorder during their lifetime, and there is no typical victim. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, panic disorder […]

  • How Do I Know If It Is Panic Disorder?
    17 May 2016

    There are more than a dozen physical or emotional sensations that a person can experience during a panic attack. Not everyone experiences all of them, and people with panic disorder […]

  • Explaining Panic Disorder to Your Friends
    17 May 2016

    The phone rings early in the morning and you hear the voice of your friend on the other end. “Oh my gosh,” you think, “Dinner!” Your friend asks where you […]

  • Causes of Panic Symptoms
    17 May 2016

    There is no single, known cause of the symptoms associated with a panic attack or panic disorder. The symptoms of panic appear to be connected, however, to a person’s heightened […]

  • What Is Binge Eating Disorder?
    17 May 2016

    People with binge eating disorder feel both emotionally and physically out of control of their eating. Consequently, remorse and emotional anguish are common. Unlike the patient with bulimia, the binge […]

  • Tips for Better Managing Your Stress
    17 May 2016

    Completely banishing stress from your life may never be an attainable goal. Nor, some would argue, should it be. If you consistently try your hardest and seek new endeavors, you […]

  • The Impact of Stress
    17 May 2016

    Stress often is accompanied by an array of physical reactions. These symptoms can be characteristic of other physical or mental disorders. A health care professional can rule out other causes […]

  • Stress and Drinking
    17 May 2016

    Studies indicate that many people drink as a means of coping with modern life and its accompanying economic stress, job stress and marital discord. Today’s fast-paced society offers little in […]

  • What to Expect in Your First Counseling Session
    17 May 2016

    Are you about to go to a counselor for the first time? Whatever your reason for seeking help, you will be more at ease and get better results if you […]

  • Interview Your Therapist
    17 May 2016

    Choosing the right therapist is important and often difficult to do simply by looking at ads in the Yellow Pages. Credentials can be important, but are not the whole story. […]

  • Persuasion and How to Influence Others
    17 May 2016

    Human relationships are based upon a largely unconscious system of give and take. “I will do this for you even if I won’t get something in return right now, because […]

  • Facts About Shyness
    17 May 2016

    Many people don’t know the basics about shyness. Some people think it’s just something people will grow out of with time. For most people, shyness is learned. But for some, […]

  • What Is Bipolar Disorder?
    17 May 2016

    Bipolar disorder is a recurrent illness that involves long-term, drastic changes in mood. A person with bipolar disorder experiences alternating highs (mania) and lows (depression). A manic period can be […]