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.

Psychopathology and Creativity

The relationship between psychopathology and creativity has been the subject of much interest for hundreds of years. For instance, Aristotle already knew that the most outstanding scientists, artists, and other highly creative people had a tendency to melancholy. In fact,…

Mood Disorders – Beyond Depression

Although most of us think only of depression, there are many other mood disorders. In this article, we’ll try to differentiate and deepen on some that we often forget: mood disorders other than those that involve major depression. (The only…

Pathological Gamblers – Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are frequently biased cognitive treatments. In addition, when we talk about mental disorders such as those in pathological gamblers, then these become more important. Because, in many cases, said distortions either just originated or are among the factors…

Salkovskis’s Theory on Obsessions

Obsessions are thoughts, images or impulses that you turn over and over in your mind and can never let go. Everyone experiences obsessions to some degree. Salkovskis’s theory on obsessions helps us understand why they happen and how to prevent them.…

Memory and Trauma: What’s the Link?

There have been many studies aimed at figuring out what trauma or intense emotional experiences can do to the way a person classifies, stores, and retrieves memories. Is there a link between memory and trauma? Can traumatic memories leave a…

Destructive Pride in Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental condition characterized by many symptoms such as impulsiveness, emotional instability, low self-esteem, and feelings of emptiness. But others, such as destructive pride, aren’t considered clinical symptoms even though they’re very common. People with…