Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder in both children and adults that can cause above-normal levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. People with ADHD may also have trouble focusing their attention on a single task or sitting still for long periods of time.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.
Relationship OCD, also known as Relationship Substantiation or ROCD, is a subset of OCD in which sufferers are consumed with doubts about their relationship. They question their love for their partner, their attraction to their partner, their compatibility with their partner, and their partner’s love for them.
More than just "commitment issues", ROCD is characterized by intrusive and unwanted thoughts that negatively affect an otherwise healthy relationship.
Family is supposed to be the keystone of your life; the thing that holds everything else together. But the perfect generic family from Heaven just doesn't exist. The modern family is saturated with mental illness, trauma, chronic stress, and addictions. And the dysfunction and toxicity affects everyone they touch.
Being a parent today is far more complicated than it was when we were being raised. It's our job to create an atmosphere of support while teaching our children to be healthy, happy, and prepare them to be productive members of society.
While the core values and beliefs are engrained during the first few years of life, the relationship a parent has with their child and the values they model, continue to refine those beliefs.
While we all have the best intentions, but no parenting style or example is perfect. In a rapidly changing world, the principles of child development remain stable. Human being's of all ages need physical and emotional safety, structure, support, and unconditional love.
Child development is the study of physical and psychological changes that happen to children from birth until adulthood. This includes fine motor skills, language, sensory awareness, and the ability to interact with the world and the people around them.
How stages of child development unfolds vary with the individual child, but studies show that the first five years of a child's life are critical to how the child sees the world and who they grow up to be.
Personality disorders involve behaviors and thinking patterns that are strange and dysfunctional when compared to the surrounding culture, but seem completely reasonable to the person who possesses them. Some examples may include extreme self centeredness (narcissism), deep constant fear of rejection and overall emotional instability (borderline personality), and a sure knowledge that people are thinking about you, talking about you and judging you (paranoid)
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a mental condition that is characterized by an inflated sense of self importance, lack of empathy, and a tendency to exploit others for their own gain. People with this condition are often seen as self-centered, demanding, unable to handle criticism and as having "thin skin", and manipulative. NPD is often over diagnosed, due to the similarity with histrionic personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
Those with histrionic personality disorder look at everything through an emotional lens and an overwhelming need to feel noticed. Feeling unnoticed or misunderstood creates a strong feeling of vulnerability. Consequently, they tend to make themselves the center of attention and manage much of their lives through making sure people like them.
People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) present with emotional insecurity and instability. Their instability is so extreme in some cases that they seem to switch personalities based on who they happen to be talking to at the moment.
Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a pattern of behavior in which the sufferer consistently, purposefully, and wantonly violates the personal rights of those around them. Some variations of antisocial personality disorder include sociopathy, and psychopathy.
Obsessive compulsive personality disorder is a mental illness defined by the strict adherence to general orderliness and and control. Those who suffer from OCPD may be described as a “control freak”, a “perfectionist”, and terms that reflect an inflexible state of being.
Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by extreme fear of rejection and shyness which makes it difficult to connect with others. They struggle with relationships, show behaviors of sabotage, and are often unwilling to take risks.