What Is Munchausen Syndrome?

Munchausen syndrome was named after Baron von Munchausen: a German officer in the 18th century who was well-known for embellishing stories about his life experiences. Munchausen syndrome is a type of factitious disorders. Someone who has been diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome repeatedly acts as though they have a physical or mental disorder, when in reality, they don’t. It is important […]

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5 Tips to Deal with Empty Nest Syndrome

It is a common phenomenon that many older individuals have struggled with without a name to put to it. It can be triggered in both men and women, and it comes, usually without warning, at the departure of your children—the empty nest syndrome. This wave of feelings is incredibly common, though many couples and parents are unaware that it is […]

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An Overview of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder brought on by a person experiencing one or more traumatic events. Common stressor events could be sexual assault, the threat of death, sustaining a serious injury, or fighting in a war. The result of the event or events typically leaves the individual with feelings of intense fear, horror, or powerlessness. Anxiety Disorders […]

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Figuring Out Gender Identity Disorder

Gender identity disorder (GID), or what is also called gender dysphoria, is identified as a strong and persistent feelings of identification with the opposite gender and a discomfort with one’s own gender. Those with GID often believe that they are victims of a biological accident and are imprisoned in a body that is incompatible with their gender identity. An example […]

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The Truth Behind Mood Disorders

Many people in today’s society suffer from mood disorders and they are more common than you may think. By definition, a mood disorder is a mood or an emotional state that is warped, distorted, or twisted, and does not coincide with the reality of their current situation. When people think of mood disorders, two common disorders, bipolar disorder which is […]

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