behavioral health

Understanding the White Whale of OCD: Taboo Sexual Thoughts and Groinal Response

It’s helpful to think of taboo thoughts OCD as a preoccupation with the “worst case scenario” regarding identity. People who have a type of OCD primarily defined by intrusive taboo thoughts  (harm OCD, incest OCD, pedophilia OCD, and Scrupulosity, and some types of Magical Thinking, to name a few) are usually fixated on the thought …

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Violence is Threatening the Mental Health of Philadelphia Residents

Anyone who has ever read the novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky knows that there is no crime that goes unpunished. Dostoyevsky’s well-known novel is called Crime and Punishment.  Our sense of justice tells us that wrongs ought to have retribution. But that’s not the way it always works, is it? Fast forward to 2022, where rising numbers …

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Addiction in the Age of Eating Disorders and Sexual Fluidity

Eating disorders are one of today’s most fatal illnesses prevalent among young girls and women. Social media such as Facebook and Instagram both create and promote the obsession over being thin, and significantly contribute to low self-esteem and body dysmorphia. Young girls have admitted to finding social media groups promoted on Instagram that teach girls …

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What Is Your Core Conflictual Relationship Theme?

Uncovering the Meaning Behind Your Relationship Patterns Most of us pick up specific patterns of relating to others early in life. We may find ourselves facing similar dilemmas with different friends, or similar conflicts across multiple romantic relationships. However, we aren’t always able to detect these similarities as the patterns are developing. Think of how, …

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IV Therapy and the Wellness Trend For Physical and Mental Health

Spare time for the leisure class has always been synonymous with the word “luxury.” Pedicures, manicures, massages, and even mental health dilemma’s fit into the category of time to be filled. Lunches, browsing bookstores, shopping and perhaps a quick stop for a cup of coffee has traditionally filled hours for people when they are not …

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Why Cry When You Can Laugh? Humor, Depression, and Stress

Studies on humor tell us that laughing reduces our cortisol levels. In fact, there was a study done in 2014 at the Robert Bosch Hospital with cardiac patients showing that humor significantly reduced levels of negative emotions such as aggression and tension. In 2017, there was a three part-study published in the Psychological and Social …

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