What To Do If Your Marriage Is In Crisis…

    The latest data from the United States Census Bureau states that the national marriage rate is 16.6 per 1,000 women, and the divorce rate is 7.7.   Both the marriage rate and the divorce rate have decreased over the last few years, but there’s still a significant number of couples separating. This is

What Is Somatic Healing or Somatic Experiential Therapy

    Although the concepts that guide it have existed for more than a century (according to this study from the book EMDR as an integrative psychotherapy approach), somatic therapy or somatic healing is still a relatively new approach that professionals are using to address mental health challenges.   For those who are skeptical about

Why Am I Waking Up Depressed?

    According to the World Health Organization, depression affects approximately 5 percent of adults worldwide (or 280 million people). Furthermore, according to this study published by JAMA Psychiatry, 10.4 percent of Americans have struggled with major depressive disorder during a 12-month period and 20.6 percent have dealt with a lifetime prevalence.   Some people

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

    Pathological demand avoidance (also known as PDA or extreme demand avoidance) is a relatively rare subset of autism spectrum disorder (formerly known as pervasive developmental disorders).   Many people are unfamiliar with PDA and how it can impact a person’s everyday life and well-being. For those who are confused and unsure of where

How to Find a Black Therapist

    According to data collected by Zippia, 198,811 therapists are working in the United States. Of these nearly 200,000 professionals, 76.4 percent are white and a mere 4.1 percent are Black.   For many Black individuals, it’s more comfortable to attend therapy sessions and work through mental health challenges with a Black therapist rather

Binge Eating Disorder: Signs, Causes, and Solutions

    According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, approximately 28.8 million people in the United States struggle with some kind of eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder.   Of all these conditions, binge eating disorder is one of the most misunderstood. This lack of

What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

    According to this study published by the American Journal of Psychiatry, emotional dysregulation and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD for short) often accompany neurodevelopmental conditions like Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).   Although many people with ADHD experience RSD, it still is not currently recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Because

Medications for Mood Disorders: A Complete Guide

    The National Institute of Mental Health states that 9.7 percent of adults in the United States have dealt with a mood disorder at some point in the past year.   A mood disorder is any type of mental illness that primarily affects a person’s mood or emotional state. People with mood disorders often

Medications for Sex: Health, Functioning, & Pleasure

    Sexual dysfunctions are a widely experienced issue. Erectile dysfunction affects approximately 30 million men in the United States. Additionally, 40 percent of women worldwide struggle with sexual dysfunction. Sexual problems and dysfunctions are far more common than many people realize.   Clearly, this health problem is a serious issue that affects a large

Medications for Panic, PTSD, and Crisis

    According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, at some point in their lives, approximately 6 percent of the U.S. population will have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD). Roughly 4.7 percent of adults will struggle with panic disorder at some point in their lives as well, according to the National Institute of