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  • La Mousmé, Vincent van Gogh, 1888, Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington (article on tic attacks and tic disorder)
    Mental Health and Conditions

    Tic Attacks and Tic Disorder

    The term tic attack describes times distinct episodes of non-suppressible and severe tics that can span from a few minutes to hours. While tic attacks can be extremely distressful, they are treatable.

  • Photo by Mosa Moseneke on Unsplash (article on tic disorders)
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    Tic Disorders: Overview, Types and Treatments

    A tic is an unwanted, irregular, and often repetitive, involuntary muscle movement or vocal sound. Many individuals experience involuntary behavioral actions similar to tics at some point during their lives. However, tics are considered problematic when they interfere with daily activities or negatively affect a person’s quality of life.

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    PTSD in Children

    Any child may experience a traumatic event; however, while some children recover shortly thereafter, others are subject to the long-term effects of PTSD. While adults may be able to verbally communicate their symptoms effectively, children may better express the effects of their trauma through play.

  • The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil, Claude Monet, 1881, Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington (ADHD Article)
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    ADHD: Overview

    ADHD is considered one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood and, for the majority of people, continues through adulthood.

  • Landscape with a Rainbow over a Farmhouse and Distant Village n.d. Vincent Jansz. van der Vinne Dutch, Met Museum (article on anxiety quotes)

    52 Quotes on Anxiety

    The following are some of our favorite quotes on anxiety. They have been curated from some of our favorite books, articles, and teachers.

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    Dissociative Amnesia

    Dissociative amnesia, a serious form of memory loss, is one of the three types of dissociative disorders classified by the American Psychiatric Association. A significant difference between dissociative amnesia and traditional amnesia is that a person’s memories still exist in dissociative episodes but are buried as a result of psychological trauma rather than a brain injury or illness.

  • Photo by Tadeusz Lakota on Unsplash (Article on acute stress disorder)

    Acute Stress Disorder

    Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a short-term condition characterized by anxiety that may develop after a person experiences a traumatic event. Although ASD may cause debilitating physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms, most people recover within 3 to 30 days.

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    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex and serious mental health condition often characterized by highly volatile and chaotic emotions.

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    Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Complex PTSD)

    Many mental health professionals believe that the differences between an isolated traumatic event and ongoing trauma are significant enough to warrant a separate diagnosis called complex posttraumatic stress disorder, or CPTSD.

  • Image of August Renoir paining, Landscape between Storms
    Mental Health and Conditions

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Overview and Treatments

    Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychological condition that occurs after a person has experienced a frightening, stressful, or violent event. In people affected by PTSD, memories of the traumatic experience can cause debilitating emotional stress that interferes with normal activities and relationships with loved ones.

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