Category Archives: Abnormal Psychology

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

Can CBD or Hemp Oil Actually Help to Reduce Anxiety?

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Anxiety is a mental health issue that is characterized by feelings of fear, panic, or worry. While it’s natural to feel anxious once in a while, an anxiety disorder can be crippling and can negatively affect your quality of life. Continue reading

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How to Maximize Your Counseling Sessions

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Many people come to therapy because they want to make a positive change in their life. However, they may be unsure about what to change or how to go about making the adjustment they have in mind. Coming to therapy means making a sacrifice in terms of your time, money, and emotional energy. So it is important that you make the most of your counseling sessions and put yourself in a position to achieve the therapeutic goals you set for yourself.  Continue reading

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6 Benefits of Counseling for New College Students

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Going to college is a key moment in a person’s life. For many, it is symbolic of an individual’s personal growth from childhood to the relative maturity of young adulthood. However, going to college can be challenging for some people.  In this article, we will consider six ways counseling can help a student who is tense about entering college or university for the first time. Continue reading

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Investigating the Benefits of Kratom for Mental Health

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In recent years, an increasing number of medical researchers have been examining the therapeutic effects of kratom. Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a plant from Southeastern Asia that has been shown to have psychoactive properties. While many studies have focused on the fact that kratom may be used to reduce pain, some studies have suggested that kratom may be useful in the mental health field. A systematic review of studies from January 1960 to July 2017 found that kratom “enhances mood and relieves anxiety among many users.” Continue reading

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Can You Use CBD For Depression?

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Depression is a very common mental health issue that is characterized by intense feelings of melancholy, low motivation, gloomy mood, and irritability. When people experience an episode of depression, their ability to think, work, and function is completely disrupted. Each year, approximately 16 million men and women in the United States experience at least one depressive episode. Although pharmaceutical antidepressants are available as a form of treatment, the side effects associated with these medications have motivated some people to seek healthier alternative treatments such as CBD. Continue reading

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How CBD May Help Women Improve Their Mental Health

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According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), an estimated 264 million people around the world are currently experiencing an anxiety disorder. The ADAA also notes that women are twice as likely as men to develop an anxiety issue in their lifetime. In 2019, the prevalence of anxiety issues among females was 23.4% compared to 14.3% for males. Despite these chilling statistics, an increasing number of women are reporting that regular use of cannabidiol (CBD) has resulted in their experiencing better mental health. Continue reading

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