Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology provides us with the tools to research, understand, and treat mental conditions and other conditions. It can also help us to improve our potential and development as human beings.

Learn about Panic Disorder in Children

Basically, panic disorder is an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a human emotion. It’s when your nervous system reacts to a situation or stimulus that you consider “threatening”. In other words, it actually has an adaptive purpose because it exists to help…

Trichotillomania in Children

Some people feel the urge to pull out their own hair. The physical consequence, which is immediately visible, is hair loss that may lead to bald spots in the head, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Trichotillomania in children is a worrying disorder.…

The Seven Different Types of Depression

According to the field of psychiatry and its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (or DSM-5), there are seven different types of depression. However, these classifications are flexible and subject to change. One of the main problems with psychiatry…

Double Depression: Characteristics and Treatment

Double depression is when someone with dysthymia ends up suffering from major depression. The dissatisfaction with life, desperation, and fatigue the first condition causes can intensify until you end up in a dark and incapacitating psychological state. It’s possible that you’ve…

Impact Bias: Imagination Creates Monsters

A cognitive bias is an information processing error the brain makes. Said error occurs when you unconsciously use previous knowledge or acquired experience to take mental shortcuts. The problem is that these shortcuts don’t always lead you to the right…

Delusional Disorder: Symptoms and Treatment

Delusional disorder is mainly characterized by at least one month of delusions. In the 17th century, the concept of insanity mostly referred to delusions. Consequently, being “insane” was the same as having delusions and vice-versa. But what exactly is a…