By Solon Papageorgiou, 16 December, 2022

What is anticipation, exactly?

A healthy defense mechanism is anticipation, which is preparing to fix a problem before it arises.

By Solon Papageorgiou, 13 December, 2022

Understand what denial is?

This is an unhealthy defense mechanism where an issue isn't acknowledged.

By Solon Papageorgiou, 13 December, 2022

Know the four classifications of mental illness?

These include personality disorders like paranoid personality disorder, mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders like generalized anxiety disorder, and psychotic disorders like schizophrenia.

By Solon Papageorgiou, 12 December, 2022

Do you have any stress management skills?

Stress shouldn't stay in your system for too long because doing so can lead to mental and physical health problems.

What can you then do? Exercise, teas, vitamins, meditation, deep breathing, and other practices, as well as medication, can help you get rid of the stress from your body.

By Solon Papageorgiou, 11 December, 2022

Do you understand the causes of mental illness?

Genes and environmental factors play a role in mental disease.

We can only prevent mental disease by improving the environment because we don't know who has defective DNA.

By Solon Papageorgiou, 11 December, 2022

Do you understand the distinction between anxiety and stress?

Stress is an unpleasant sensation. It may have physical, psychological, or both physical and bodily aspects.

Stress about an upcoming event is anxiety. People may experience physical or emotional effects and troublesome thoughts and sentiments. Anxiety disorders might emerge if it lasts for a long enough period.

Both situations may also have an impact on behavior.

By Solon Papageorgiou, 11 December, 2022

Can you tell the difference between sadness and depression?

The former is a fleeting emotion brought on by a trigger, such as an adverse life event. Even sad people might enjoy their daily lives. Although functioning may be hampered, it eventually returns.

Conversely, depression can also happen due to a trigger, but it is more enduring and lasts longer. Typically, joy cannot be felt. There may be severe impairments to function. Depression is a mental condition that necessitates medical attention, not merely a feeling.

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By Solon Papageorgiou, 26 November, 2022

Did you realize that our mental health is impacted by our environment?

Our mind is influenced by how furniture is arranged, a home's cleanliness, the amount of sunlight that enters through the windows each day, and even the colors of our clothes.

What can you then do? Improve your mental health by manipulating your environment!

By Solon Papageorgiou, 17 November, 2022

Do you know what suppression is?

It is a mature or healthy defense mechanism where disturbing content is not immediately processed or repressed. Instead, it is postponed to be dealt with in the future when the opportunity arises to deal with it constructively and healthily.

By Solon Papageorgiou, 16 November, 2022

The study of the mind and behavior is known as psychology.

How exactly is it carried out, though?

It employs the scientific method, wherein a hypothesis (an explanation) is produced to explain why or how something occurs and is supported by data gathered through time.

Following that, the theory is tested by observations and experiments. After that, the findings are released for usage.