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.

A New Perspective on the Nature of Psychosis

Psychosis is a serious mental disorder characterized by a serious loss of contact with reality. Traditionally, people considered psychosis a disease or medical condition in and of itself. However, there’s another perspective on the nature of psychosis. In fact, the…

Atypical Depression

In spite of the name, atypical depression is actually quite common. It’s similar to clinical depression, but patients suffering from this particular disorder have uncommon symptoms. They can, for example, respond positively to their surroundings and have a good appetite,…

What’s Paranoia and Why Is it Harmful?

What’s paranoia exactly? Before we answer that, it’s worth mentioning that psychoanalysts and psychiatrists have slightly different responses. The concept first started in psychiatry and people first believed it was just a form of insanity. As time went on, the…

Acetylcarnitine Deficiency and Depression

According to a study published just a few months ago by Stanford University, people diagnosed with severe depression, have a deficiency in a specific molecule: acetylcarnitine. This substance regulates stress, as well as the gene that controls glutamate, favoring the…

The ABCs of Psychological Trauma

Psychological trauma is one of those things that everyone talks about but no one really understands. You can’t classify every negative experience as traumatic, and not all traumas form consciously. A lot of people don’t even know that they’re traumatized,…

What Are the Main Types of Delusions?

Delusions are characteristic of mental or neurological disorders. Thus, they help diagnose psychotic disorders. Psychiatrist and philosopher Karl Jaspers was the first to define three main criteria to identify the types of delusions in his book General Psychopathology (1913). These criteria…

Atelophobia: The Fear of Imperfection

Perfectionism is something people often consider more of a strength than a weakness. But can that constant desire for perfection become unhealthy and irrational? The simple answer is yes. Atelophobia is when perfectionism starts to paralyze you. Atelophobia is the…

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…

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…