Category Archives: Abnormal Psychology

Articles on Abnormal Psychology – the scientific study of aberrant patterns of thought, emotion and behavior.

The Advantages of Online Therapy 

online therapy advantages

The Internet has made it easier for people to get the whatever services they need. Someone can deliver necessary items to your door in two days. You can talk to and locate your friends from anywhere. Yet many people don’t know that you can also get mental healthcare from the comfort of your device.  Continue reading

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How Social Media Affects Teen Health

Social Media and teen mental healthSocial media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are extremely popular these days. They keep people informed, entertained, and connected to one another. In many ways, social media can be hugely beneficial to society. However, it can also be highly addictive and stressful, especially for teenagers in America.  

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Addressing Mental and Emotional Needs During Drug Recovery

Mental health drug addiction

People who are going through a recovery program for substance use issues tend to feel as if they are under extreme pressure. Staying on the path to recovery takes a tremendous amount of patience, emotional resilience as well as ongoing encouragement from positive relationships. In this article, we will discuss several factors that may impact the recovery process. Continue reading

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How to Tell if Your Relationship is in Trouble

Signs of toxic relationship

Almost half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. However, this does not mean that getting married is a bad idea. Every marriage, and indeed, every relationship will experience challenges in one form or another. The key is to identify issues as early as possible and address them before they become toxic. Continue reading

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How Phone Counseling May Help Save Lives During the Covid-19 Lockdown

Phone counseling

With the covid-19 pandemic now affecting virtually every country on earth, it is understandable that much of the world’s focus has been on protecting people’s physical health. Hand washing and social distancing is important in the fight against the coronavirus. However, it is important to remember that mental health issues may lead to loss of life as well. And as people’s anxiety, grief, frustration, and anger continue to rise as the pandemic continues, mental health services such as phone counseling and crisis hotlines may become very important in helping individuals who may be contemplating self harm or suicide. Continue reading

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Does Insurance Cover Therapy Costs in the United States?

Does Insurance Cover Therapy

Although mental health is just as important as physical health in promoting overall well-being, many insurance companies in the past did not agree with that viewpoint. This is shown by the fact that, for many years,  a large percentage of insurers provided better insurance coverage for physical issues than mental health issues. Continue reading

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