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Maura Fenske

Emotional and behavioral disorders in children can be hard to detect, as not every child reaches the same emotional and developmental milestones at the same time.

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What is Bulimia Nervosa?

By Maura Fenske • June 19, 2019

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by eating large amounts of food—known as binging—and then taking steps to avoid gaining weight from that food—known as purging.

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Anorexia nervosa distorts a person’s perception of their own body image and causes them to take whatever measures they feel are necessary so that they do not gain any weight.

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Stress has a negative effect on nearly every person’s mental health at some point or another and can even affect our physical wellbeing. So how can we manage and reduce that stress?

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), “borderline personality disorder is a mental illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior.”

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What is Bipolar Disorder?

By Maura Fenske • April 17, 2019

Bipolar disorder causes people to experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows of their emotions and energy, sometimes simultaneously.

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PTSD can occur in anyone who has experienced a traumatic, dangerous, stressful, or tragic event. Recovery is possible with proper treatment.

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Many of us have caught ourselves daydreaming while at school or work, or distracted by the repetitive rhythm of the highway while driving. But few of us have actually disengaged from the world around us and lost our connection with our own minds.

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A thought disorder causes disorganized thinking and can be a symptom of mental disorders, such as schizophrenia.

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Beating anxiety involves taking one step at a time, followed by another, and another, and another.

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