Abnormal PsychologyThomas F. Oltmanns, Robert E. Emery, 2014 Addiction: Why Can’t They Just Stop?Sheff, Warren, Ketcham et al., 2007 Anger Management For Dummies, 2nd EditionCharles H. Elliott, 2015 Anxiety and Depression Association of Americahttps://adaa.org/ Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad OnesJames Clear,Continue Reading

Founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), developed the psychoanalytic theory of personality development, which argued that personality is formed through conflicts among three fundamental structures of the human mind: the Id, the Ego, and the Superego. During his life, beginning in 1852, he wrote more than 320 influential books, articles,Continue Reading

Any attempt to define psychological abnormality often raises as many questions as those that remain unanswered. Over time, it is ultimately society who defines abnormality and then judges particular cases. Clinical theorist Thomas Szasz believes “the whole concept of mental illness to be invalid, a myth of sorts.” (Szasz, 2012,Continue Reading

The ancient Greeks spoke of and were acquainted with the violence of emotional excess, which they called “madness” or “frenzy.” However, it wasn’t until the work of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) that we gained an insight into the “passions” and the origin of emotional disorders, as well as the general theoryContinue Reading

Emotions have been described and defined throughout history. Various passions were analyzed within certain dialogues of Plato and in Aristotle’s “Rhetoric,” as well as in Greek discussions of virtue and vice. All through the ages man has been trying to analyze and understand emotions. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) recommended “The PoetsContinue Reading

Americans are four times more likely to suffer from Generalized Anxiety than Mexicans living south of the border, according to a 2002 World Health Organization (WHO) study. Other studies have found that Mexicans recover from anxiety attacks twice as quickly as Americans. However, Mexicans who migrate to the United StatesContinue Reading