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What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Emetophobia

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is emetophobia. Emetophobia, or fear of vomiting, falls under the diagnosis of specific phobia in the DSM-5.  However, it hasn't been as well researched as other types of phobias.  As a phobia, it goes far beyond a dislike… Continue reading What Is… Emetophobia

Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Ezi (Living Resiliently)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Ezi of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Ezi (Living Resiliently)

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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Doctor Getting Sober

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Doctor Getting… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Doctor Getting Sober

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health @ Home
What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… False Pregnancy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is false pregnancy (pseudocyesis). False pregnancy, also known as pseudocyesis, is a type of somatoform disorder.  This group of disorders, which also includes conversion disorder, involves physical symptoms that stem from psychiatric causes.  In false pregnancy, a person… Continue reading What Is… False Pregnancy

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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Love, Your Brain

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by lumpdates of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Love, Your Brain

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health @ Home
What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Oppositional Defiant Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is oppositional defiant disorder. Oppositional defiant disorder in the DSM-5 Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is typically diagnosed by the early elementary school years.  In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), diagnosis requires at least six… Continue reading What Is… Oppositional Defiant Disorder

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health @ Home
Mental Health, What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Kleptomania

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is kleptomania. Yes, kleptomania is actually a legitimate psychiatric condition.  It wasn't a condition I had anything more than passing familiarity with, but it came up in a conversation with Meg of Why Does bad advice happen to good… Continue reading What Is… Kleptomania

book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L. Peterson
Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Book Contributor Feature #9 (Phyllis and Wonderful Creature)

This is the last one of the contributor features for Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis.  Thanks to all of them for sharing their stories! For more details on the book, including info on the other contributors, please visit the Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis page. Check out the latest review of the book from Caz… Continue reading Book Contributor Feature #9 (Phyllis and Wonderful Creature)

book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L. Peterson
Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Book Contributor Feature #8 (Noha Nova & Paula)

Over the two weeks following the release of Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, I've been featuring the contributors to the book and excerpts from their narratives.  I'll share the final two contributors with you tomorrow! For more details on the book, including info on the other contributors and where to pick up a copy, please… Continue reading Book Contributor Feature #8 (Noha Nova & Paula)

book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L. Peterson
Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Book Contributor Feature #7 (Luftmentsch & Meg)

Over the two weeks following the release of Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, I'll be featuring the amazing contributors to the book and excerpts from their narratives. For more details on the book, including info on the other contributors and where to pick up a copy, please visit the Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis page.… Continue reading Book Contributor Feature #7 (Luftmentsch & Meg)