depression

Denial or Willful Ignorance

Psychoanalysis suggests that we all use some unconscious strategies to maintain our sanity. These strategies are called defense mechanisms. One of them is denial or willful ignorance. Although this strategy can lead to temporary peace, it can bring about many…

How Unconscious Guilt Manifests Itself

Guilt is a complex feeling, influenced by many factors. You experience it as remorse, self-blame, and a feeling of personal indignity. However, it’s not always a conscious feeling. Some experiences lead to unconscious guilt, which is a self-accusation that causes discomfort…

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…

Why Can’t I be Happy for Others?

It’s normal to be envious, indifferent, or even to really dislike that others are doing fine. However, sometimes you might find it hard to feel happy about other’s happiness and this could mean there’s an underlying issue. Most of the…

The Effects of Caffeine on Depression

Many people are not able to open up their curtain every morning without their daily cup of coffee. But, what are the actual effects of caffeine on someone’s mental health or depression? This question continues to be hotly debated. When…

Loving Vincent: A Mind in Colors

Vincent Van Gogh is by far one of the most influential and recognized painters in the world. His work is known by millions of people. Starry Night and his Sunflowers series can be seen on mugs, shirts, bags, television or the Internet. That…

Four Keys to Reducing Daily Worries

You can start worrying right from the moment you wake up. Nowadays, people lead fast-paced lives that might keep them from experiencing the peaceful moments that let them see their own life from another perspective. However, in order to reduce…

Transdiagnostic Therapy for Anxiety

In the last decade, clinical psychology has seen numerous advances in the types of treatments available to help patients. One of them is transdiagnostic therapy. Usually, therapists learn to use a specific treatment for each psychopathology. However, some studies have…

Bipolar Disorder and Relationships

The most common symptoms of bipolar disorder are sustained, quick, and drastic changes in someone’s mood. These fluctuations considerably affect an affected person’s ability to adapt. In this regard, bipolar disorder and relationships is a complicated combination. The typical bipolar…

Batman: Hero or Antihero

Batman is a complex hero with a dark past. He’s a shadow who vowed to fight darkness although he was fighting his own demons. Besides his trademark Batsuit, Batman’s universe revolves around darkness. This darkness consumes both himself and Gotham…

The Health Effects of Bullying

Bullying negatively affects our health. This behavior that hurts, humiliates, and invalidates people doesn’t just lead to anxiety or stress. Anyone who’s been bullied can develop depression, chronic pain, digestive problems, or even insomnia. They can even suffer these effects…