Emotions tend to play a dominate role in our everyday lives. A disruption of emotions can have an impact on everyone, however this impact is quite significant in people who experience mental illness. A particular mental illness that is entangled with emotions and regulation is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). …


To learn more about sports-related concussions, check out Part I of this series here

Sports-related concussions among children have been steadily increasing year after year. Specifically, the rate of concussions that occurred during sports doubled for children ages 8 to 13 and tripled for children ages 14 to 19 between 1997 and 2007.

Between 2010 and 2016 around two million children visited the emergency…


Athletes in both contact and non-contact sports are at an increased risk for traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The term sports-related concussion has historically been used to define “low velocity injuries that cause brain ‘shaking’ resulting in clinical symptoms and that are not necessarily related to a pathological injury.”

Sports-related concussions…


Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: The Mimicker

A childhood disorder that tends to mimic other disorders is Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD). DMDD is defined in the DSM-V as severe, recurring temper outbursts that can occur verbally or behaviorally and are disproportionate in intensity or duration to the provocation.

These outbursts are inconsistent with the child’s developmental…


What is OCD?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that can often be mistaken for another disorder in children due to its symptoms. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-V), a diagnosis of OCD requires the presence of obsessions and/or compulsions. …


Men and women have always been perceived as completely different beings. Given both the biological and physical differences between males and females, wouldn’t it make sense that these differences transversed into the mental health plane? Well let’s find out!

Men vs Women: Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorder (CD) is defined as repetitive and continuous behavior that…


The Den Bosch model is a trauma-focused group treatment that was originally developed in the Netherlands for refugees and asylum seekers who were victims of political and war violence. …


As of June 2019, there are 25.9 million refugees and 3.5 million asylum seekers in the world.

Refugees

A refugee is a person who was forced to leave their home country due to a “well-founded fear” of being persecuted or harmed based on their belonging to a specific race, religion, ethnicity…


Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is a disorder that causes a person to be unable to form healthy emotional relationships with others. It is developed at a young age and occurs when there is a lack of attachment to the child’s primary caregiver. …


The Malleus Maleficarum was a treatise on witchcraft that explained how to identify and prosecute witches. It also described the ways in which witches could cause maleficium and their relationship with the Devil. …

Hunter Leckonby

Clinical Psychologist M.A. (Psy.D. 2023) Advocate for mental health awareness and cultural diversity.

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