The Benefits of Group Counselling

Group therapy is where a small group of individuals meet regularly with a trained counsellor or therapist to discuss their emotional and mental health issues. The groups can be centred around a specific topic or demographic or neurological disorder, such as addiction, LQBTQ+, or ADHD.

Phobias: Types and Symptoms

Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder that is subdivided into different specific kinds. They could go beyond normal fears and sometimes they could be considered to develop in an individual an irrational fear of a specific object or situation. Phobias unfortunately can cause intense

ADHD Medication in the Czech Republic 

ADHD, highly heritable and one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders that usually begins in childhood and in certain cases persists into adulthood, is characterized by patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity. Different kinds of medication exist for the treatments for ADHD, those involve stimulants

How to Integrate as an Expat in Prague?

Moving to a new country can be an exciting yet challenging experience, especially when it comes to integrating into a new culture and community. Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, with its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant atmosphere, has become a popular

Gut and Mental Health

In the past years, the connection between gut and psychological well-being has earned more attention from researchers. Findings have shown that our brain and gut are more connected than we previously assumed. This intricate relationship, often referred to as the gut-brain connection, highlights the influence

A Deeper Look into Domestic Violence

Domestic violence or abuse is a behavioral pattern in an intimate or non-intimate relationship where the perpetrator uses violence or abuse to maintain a sense of power or control over the victim. The aim to acquire control or power is through physical, emotional, sexual, or

Mental Health and Climate Change

A healthy climate is vital for all life on Earth. Nature is of utmost importance not only concerning our physical survival but our mental health. Spending time in green spaces has been shown to decrease stress and anxiety, improve individuals’ moods, and positively impact overall

Attachment Styles and Romantic Relationships

Attachment theory, first proposed by the psychologist John Bowlby who experimented on children concerning this phenomenon, suggests that early experiences with early caregivers can shape an individual's emotional and behavioral patterns in relationships throughout the transition into adulthood, meaning that it can be difficult to

Mental Health Stigma

Mental health stigma refers to the negative attitudes and beliefs that people hold towards those with mental health issues. Behaviors of a prejudicial nature can manifest in different forms, ranging from the use of offensive language to discriminatory actions. The issue of negative attitudes and

Understanding Self-Harm

Self-harm refers to the intentional act of causing physical harm to oneself. It is a maladaptive coping mechanism used to deal with emotional pain, numbness, or distress. It can involve behaviors such as cutting, burning, scratching, hitting oneself, or other methods causing injury to oneself.

Attention Seeking Behavior

Have you ever said or done something in order to receive a specific kind of feedback from another person or others? If so, that could be said to be an attempt to seek attention. Sometimes, it can happen that a person feels rewarded when he

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy came about in the last decade of the 20th century by Dr. Marsha Linehan, renowned as “the mother of DBT.” Interestingly, Dr. Linehan recently disclosed her struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder, the primary disorder that DBT treatment aims to treat. The prime

Psychological Benefits of Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn, an American professor of medicine defines mindfulness as the awareness that arises from consciously paying attention to the present moment, and non-judgmentally. In other words, it is the practice of remaining in the present moment and accepting your feelings without judgment while focusing

Language and Short-Term Memory

Bilingualism, or the ability to speak two or more languages effectively, has been linked to a variety of cognitive advantages, including enhanced attentional control, executive, and cognitive functions.

Physical Punishment of Children: What are the Consequences?

Parents can at times find themselves in a stressful situation with their children, this might, in turn, lead them to find a quick solution such as spanking to solve the problem their child might be causing. However, it has been suggested by professionals and scientists

Resilience and Childhood Deprivation

Childhood deprivation is linked to various factors in the environment which are associated with neglect. Neglect can be defined as a failure of the caregiver, whether it is purposeful or not, of providing basic social, physical, or/and emotional. Poverty, family issues, and other factors can

Understanding Mental Disorders: A Biological Perspective

Understanding the etiology of mental disorders from a biological perspective can be at times difficult. There is no wonder research is still being undergone nowadays to further understand the underlying reasons for certain conditions. However, it needs to be noted how outstanding progress has been

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 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