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How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect The Brain?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

There are millions of people who currently suffer from bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that causes highs and lows in mood. At one end, the mood swings can cause the patient to experience episodes of depression. This could include sadness, numbness, feeling hopeless, not interested in everyday activities. The other end is […]

Warning Signs Of Borderline Personality Disorder

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder that causes a poor self-image and self-destructive behavior. It is difficult to cope with BPD because the affected person’s self-esteem is low. As a result, the he or she believes that others do not value him or her. This causes a fear of abandonment. It also causes […]

What Are The Complications Of Dependent Personality Disorder?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a disorder in which a person has an extreme fear of abandonment. This fear causes a person to go to great lengths to prevent abandonment or rejection. People with DPD face many issues with regard to the way they see themselves and the people around them. A person with DPD […]

ADD / ADHD Medication Options

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are two similar disorders. They affect a person’s ability to focus and concentrate. People with ADHD will also show behavioral issues related to hyperactivity. A person is typically diagnosed with ADD/ADHD in childhood. This is when he or she begins to show behavioral and cognitive […]

How Borderline Personality Disorder Affects Relationships

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Maintaining a relationship with a person with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is challenging. BPD causes a person to feel that he or she is are valued or worthy of love and affection. This belief creates an intense fear of abandonment. The fear of abandonment causes the affected person act destructively. Due to these beliefs and […]

Therapy For Social Anxiety

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Have you ever been really nervous when having to meet new people? Or maybe you notice you tend to shut down when large groups of crowds? Have you ever found yourself being overly embarrassed at something you have said? These are all signs of social anxiety. Social anxiety disorder is when a person becomes very […]

Treatment For Antisocial Personality Disorder

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Is Antisocial Personality Disorder Treatable? Those with antisocial personality disorder have cognitive issues that make it difficult to treat. There are several reasons why it is difficult to treat antisocial personality disorder. The main reason is the patient often does not want to change. Those with antisocial personality disorder do not see a problem with […]

What Are The Different Types Of Depression?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Depression is a disorder that manifests in many different forms. There are many different forms of depression. This article will explain the different forms of depression and what it is like to live with each form. Atypical Depression Atypical depression is a form of depression with specific symptoms. These symptoms are the result of a […]

Can Dependent Personality Disorder Be Prevented?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a disorder that causes a person to be dependent on others. A person with DPD often has an intense fear of abandonment. DPD causes a person to be ‘clingy’ or ‘needy’, and struggle with feeling secure in a relationship. Considering the insecurities that come with DPD relationships are often strained. […]

What Is A Panic Attack?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Having a panic attack is a scary experience. Often a person who is having a panic attack does not know they are having a panic attack. It can be triggered by something known or happen unexpectedly. During a panic attack you will feel like you are dying or having a medical emergency. A panic attack […]

Why Does Postpartum Depression Happen?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Many of women experience postpartum depression after giving birth. There are several factors that contribute to postpartum depression. Such factors that contribute to postpartum depression include: The Experience of the Pregnancy Many mothers experience great pregnancies with little to no issues. However, many more face different issues like complications during pregnancy. Common pregnancy complications include […]

How Long Does Postpartum Depression Last?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Postpartum depression is a form of depression in which the mother of a baby falls into a depressed state. This depressed state typically results in the following behaviors: Avoiding the baby Feeling anger or resentment toward the baby Crying spells Feeling overwhelmed with the changes that a baby brings Mood swings and depressed mood Irritability […]

How To Stop Binge Eating

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Binge eating is a condition that has serious health consequences. People who binge eat are face many medical consequences like obesity, diabetes, heart problems, and kidney damage. Binge eaters also are at risk for emotional issues like anger, anxiety, and depression. Many people who binge-eat feel hopeless, but it is possible to take back control […]

Why Do People Binge Eat?

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

For those who do not suffer from binge eating it can be difficult to understand why others binge eat. You may ask, “why don’t they just stop eating so much and learn to control themselves?” The simple answer is it’s not that simple. Binge eaters overeat for reasons that go beyond a love for food. […]