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How Mental Health Affects Physical Health

The mind and body is often viewed as separate entities, but in order to maximize a patient’s well-being, healthcare professionals must recognize the relationship between the two. Studies have shown that physical health and mental health go hand-in-hand, possibly leading to an increased risk of some conditions. Below, you can find how mental health affects …

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder traits

It may have become more and more common to call someone a narcissist in today’s selfie-obsessed, celebrity-driven culture, or as a different way of saying someone is too full of themselves, but in the psychology field there is actually a disorder called Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).   The disorder goes beyond just having an inflated sense …

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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Victims

The effects of domestic violence on victims can often go beyond the common physical and visible effects that are bruises, chronic fatigue, changes in eating and sleeping patterns and involuntary shaking.  In fact, there can be mental, emotional and even spiritual effects of domestic violence that can impact the survivors themselves, the children who witness …

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Discussing the Safety of Domestic Violence Survivors After Speaking Out

The news that former NFL player Chad Wheeler pled not guilty to charges of domestic violence against his girlfriend, was granted bond, and is now under house arrest have caused those who have worked closely with domestic abuse survivors to fear for the safety of the survivor. In court documents obtained by Seattle’s KOMO News, …

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