How Does Digital Technology Negatively Affect Empathy?

Empathy is a cognitive function that serves as the foundation for relationships, a basis for the formation of the moral notion, and a survival mechanism. Researchers are investigating the impact of digital technology on people's daily lives as it gains more influence. Digital technology allows

Postpartum Depression

Having a baby can be a marvelous experience, however, according to certain studies, it is suggested that this phenomenon can affect 1 in 7 women in the USA, which could be translated into 600.000 ladies experiencing postpartum depression out of 4 million births, without counting

HOW and WHEN Should You be Looking for a Mental Health Professional

You will need to determine which mental health professional would you most likely need. Naturally, if you come to a mental health professional and they are not your fit, they will most likely refer you to a different type of expert.

Orthorexia

Orthorexia seems to have become a hot topic regarding eating disorders nowadays. It is characterized by acquiring an unhealthy focus or obsession with eating in a healthy manner, which can in turn damage your well-being. It needs to be noted, however, how it is not

Depression and Health

Depression is an extremely common mood disorder that has affected hundreds of millions of people since 1990. While the disorder in itself is a burden, it often comes with more psychological and physical consequences, especially in chronic cases. The relationship between depression and other illnesses

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder or manic depression is a psychiatric condition with uncommon and extreme mood swings, from euphoria to depression. Besides mood, it can also cause trouble with concentration, activity levels, energy, and daily tasks.

Addiction and ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which often prevails throughout an individual’s life. ADHD has various comorbidities, one of them being Substance Abuse (SA). SA is not a disorder but can lead to one – Substance Use Disorder (SUD), in the case of

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is a common phenomenon, around 35% of Americans suffer from sleep deprivation according to statistical analysis1. This phenomenon is the cause of not having enough or good quality sleep. It can be a short-term phenomenon and depending on the age the person might

Depression: Western and Eastern Perspective

Depression is a common affective disorder, and its prevalence is rising in tandem with the worldwide mental health crisis. However, depending on cultural norms and beliefs, its causes may be understood differently. Eastern and Western civilizations are frequently seen as parallel. Western culture is more

Unhealed Trauma

Chronic trauma results from incidents that have been repetitive such as child abuse, domestic violence, or long-term sexual abuse. Chronic trauma is said to last longer than acute trauma and it can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. Common symptoms of this kind

A Potential Sleeping Aid – White Noise

One of the often-used methods for improving sleep quality is white noise. White noise is a sort of monotone sound, hum-like and continuous. It can be heard throughout the day or generated by a particular device, which aids in blocking out other external noise and

Academic Burnout

Every student has probably experienced study burnout at some point in their life. However not everybody might know about this phenomenon, therefore it might be crucial to explore it and ways to improve study burnout.

Borderline Favorite Person

Relatively recently BPD became popularized on social media, which naturally led to a lot of storytelling and sharing of experiences through different platforms between users. One of the concepts that were coined within the community is a "Favorite Person”. A favorite Person is characterized as

Reproductive Rights and Women’s Mental Health

People can feel a variety of emotions after an abortion, it can be seen as a natural grieving process. Common responses include feelings of relief, sadness, shame, guilt, or sexual demotivation.

Why do people leave therapy?

There are several reasons why this happens, many people start to feel better after several sessions and might decide that it’s time to leave. Some can even have unrealistic expectations about the outcomes of therapy or how the treatment works and become disinterested once their

Is Your Cell Phone Affecting Your Mental Health?

In today’s society, mobile phones are a necessity. We rely on our phones to connect to the world, stay in touch with our loved ones, and keep up with news and social media. Although there are many benefits of cell phone use, our over-reliance can

What is gender dysphoria?

According to DSM-Ⅴ gender dysphoria is a condition characterized by persistent feelings of identification with another gender. Usually, one experiences distress with assigned gender and sex at birth. For the diagnosis of gender dysphoria, the feelings associated with it must cause significant distress and impairment.

What is PTSD and how to treat it?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a trauma and stress-related disorder that may develop after exposure to an event or ordeal in which death or severe physical harm occurred or was threatened. People who suffer from the disorder include military troops, rescue workers, and survivors of

Imposter Syndrome: What is it and what are the types?

Imposter feelings represent a conflict between your self-perception and the way others perceive you. Even as others praise your talents, you write off your successes as timing and good luck. You don’t believe you earned them on your own merits, and you fear others will

SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH: LET’S TALK ABOUT SUICIDE

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have long-lasting effects on individuals, families, and communities. The good news is that suicide is preventable.

Anxiety Disorders: Types, Causes, and Treatment

An anxiety disorder is a type of mental health condition. If you have an anxiety disorder, you may respond to certain things and situations with fear and dread. You may also experience physical signs of anxiety, such as a pounding heart and sweating.

Let’s Talk About: Cognitive Behavioual Therapy

CBT is largely based on the idea that your thoughts, emotions, and actions are connected. In other words, the way you think and feel about something can affect what you do.

EATING DISORDERS: Definition, types and treatments

Eating disorders do not discriminate and can occur in people of any age, weight, size, shape, gender identity, sexuality, cultural background or socioeconomic group.

Let’s talk about grief: Stages of grief and how to recognize them

If you or a loved one is dealing with loss, it can be helpful to learn more about the grieving process. Here we share the 5 Stages of Grief, along with a few ways to help someone who is grieving after a death or breakup.

My mental health story: living with Chronic Depression: Interview with Aiko Joshi

We had the pleasure of hosting Aiko, and spoke with her about her experience with Chronic Clinical Depression.

My mental health story: living with OCD: Interview with Maryna Suprunenko

We had the pleasure of hosting Maryna, a 27-year-old expat, living in the Czech Republic for 4 years. She spoke about her experience with OCD.

My mental health story: living with ADHD: Interview with Amanda Mataija

We had the pleasure of hosting Amanda, our CEO and founder of Prague Integration. She spoke about her experience with ADHD.

My mental health story: how I spotted, survived and treated burnout? Interview with Nadya

We had the pleasure of hosting Nadia. She shared her thoughts and experience with burnout as a teacher in the Czech Republic.

My mental health story: living with borderline personality disorder: Interview with Masha

For the first interview we had the pleasure of hosting Masha, 27 year old expat, living in Prague for 6 years and diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

What do you need to know about Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long condition that affects how a person thinks, feels, interacts with others, and experiences their environment.