Psychology

In this category, you’ll find articles related to our mental world like abilities and processes. It contains information on how our thoughts, feelings, and emotions make up who we are and how we learn.

Getting to Know Yourself Better Using the Timeline Technique

Psychology uses many different techniques and tools during therapeutic processes. The timeline technique is one of them. It’s used to gain self-knowledge and self-understanding. Although this technique has a humanistic and systemic perspective, all types of psychologists use it because it…

Andropause: Male Menopause – Myth or Reality?

Is there really such a thing as male menopause? More than a few middle-aged men have reported symptoms like loss of sexual desire, weight gain, fatigue, changes in sleeping patterns, and mood swings. Some experts say that these symptoms may…

Does Depression Cause Fatigue?

People with depression are more vulnerable to fatigue. Simple chores, like bathing and getting out of bed, may require more effort on their part. In addition, fatigue can play a role in other byproducts of depression, such as abstinence and…

Antidepressant or SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome

SSRI discontinuation syndrome arises when, after taking SSRIs for a certain period of time, you abruptly stop taking them. The body can’t adapt to this sudden serotonin drop. This leads to symptoms such as nausea, trembling, migraines, sleep disorders, etc. Before…

How Are Self-Esteem and Depression Related?

Self-esteem and depression are very closely related. Although depression can be caused by more than one thing, clinical studies reveal that low self-esteem makes people more vulnerable to this condition. This is because not accepting ourselves can emotionally drain us. Self-esteem…

Ivan Pavlov and the Theory of Classical Conditioning

Ivan Pavlov‘s experiments with dogs are very well-known in the history of psychology. People built a psychological learning theory from his small accidental discovery. Pavlov’s studies have helped us understand associative learning through classical conditioning. Classical conditioning consists of associating an…

Hikikomori: Social Withdrawal Syndrome

In the last few years, there has been an alarming increase in the prevalence of social withdrawal syndrome. This phenomenon is characterized by voluntary reclusion and solitude. The people afflicted by this condition perceive their external world as hostile, violent,…

Do You Suffer from Compassion Fatigue?

Compassion is a quality that is beneficial to our personal relationships. In addition to putting ourselves in another person’s shoes, it lets us perceive and understand their emotions. However, too much compassion can lead us to suffer from a condition that psychologist…

Hyperactive Children: Trauma or Childhood Stress?

There can be delicate realities behind hyperactive children. However, we sometimes simply medicate those behaviors. As striking as it may seem, we do so without first understanding the factors that drive certain behaviors. Some children suffer from stress, come from…

Brainwashing: Coercive Persuasion Techniques

Brainwashing is the subject of many movies and documentaries, like the one about communists in Vietnam who brainwashed US soldiers. However, the process isn’t always as dramatic as it seems in the movies. You may understand the concept of brainwashing better…

5 Keys to Overcoming Resistance to Change

Whether we like it or not, life is dynamic. Nothing remains static. Therefore, what today is, may not be tomorrow. Still, overcoming resistance to change can be a daunting task for many people. In fact, some try really hard to…

How Can Solution-Focused Therapy Help You?

Solution-focused therapy allows you to find solutions to your problems rather than just dwelling on the problems themselves. Thus, it represents the study of solutions that have been successfully used to solve specific problems. This therapy aims to explore alternative…

Informed Consent: The Great Unknown

Informed consent is one of the primary tools psychologists use to put their professional ethics into practice. You could think of it as a two-way dialogue between the patient and the healthcare provider. During this dialogue, they discuss the benefits…

The Necessity of Going on a Digital Diet

American writer Jake Reilly first spoke about a digital diet. Initially, he did it as an experiment, but it later became a famous article called “Digital Obesity and the Digital Diet“. It all started when Reilly realized that he couldn’t…

Dorothea Dix and the Mental Hygiene Movement

Have you ever heard of Dorothea Dix? Unfortunately, most people have never heard of this incredible woman. Dorothea Dix was a pioneer of mental health reform and made important contributions in her field. Her tireless dedication improved living conditions and treatment…