Kleptomania – The Unstoppable Desire to Steal!

Sometimes we have witnessed people, either in television or real life, where people are stealing things. The things the person steals are not of value or sometimes even of use, but yet they steal those things. This particular condition is known as kleptomania. Definition Kleptomaniacs derive thrill and pleasure out of stealing these things. The...

Ways to Help Someone Overcome Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction affects both personal and professional lives of people. It hinders with the person’s family as well as friends. But, it comes down to the person only when he/she wants to actually stop alcohol addiction. But, the loved ones can still take certain measures to at least highlight the problems. Thus, helping them in...

Tips on What to Say to a Sexual Abuse Victim

Opening up about going through sexual abuse as a child or as an adult is very difficult. But, if someone is opening up about it to you, then you need to understand that the person is putting an immense amount of trust in you. Hence, it is important that you listen to them. But, then...

Seven Foods That Help Fight Depression

It is a well-known fact that there is a direct connection between the body and the mind. The body gets hurt and the mind reacts. Similarly, when the mind is hurt, the body reacts. Thus, when someone is suffering from depression, the body starts to wear down, and sleep starts to evade. But, it is...

Adult Survivors of Child Sex Abuse

In a world statistical survey, it is seen that one in three girls and one in seven boys are sexually abused as a child. Often more than less, it is done by people who are around us and not someone strange. The person can be the trusted servant, the maid, the cook, the cousin brother...

7 Benefits of Art Therapy

Art therapy is a modern form of therapy.  It replaces the traditional therapy model by making use of imaginative structures. It is generally combined with other forms of psychotherapy. Although more beneficial for children, especially those who have trouble expressing their emotions, art therapy can be used with adults as well. Everyone can be creative...

Coping up with Grief

Feeling sad is very common. We all feel it on a regular basis. But grief is an intense emotion that one experiences when they lose something or someone of significance to them. The loss could be of someone close to you due to death or separation otherwise, an object of personal significance, job, loss of...

8 Reasons Why You Should Get a Pet

Benefits of owning a pet are coming to the forefront, as more and more research is being dedicated to this line of thought. Following are the benefits that will hopefully motivate you to get a pet for yourself: They love you unconditionally, and are a great source of support. Pets provide you constant companionship and...

Social Media Addiction: How much is too much?

            Addiction to anything refers to an inability to control one’s impulses and as a result, compulsively indulging in the behavior under question in excessive amounts, to the extent that it causes disruption in one’s daily life functioning. Whether social media addiction can be considered a separate mental disorder, be considered...

Difference between Empathy and Sympathy

Although incorrectly, empathy and sympathy are two distinct words that people often end up confusing and using interchangeably. Both the words share a similar root i.e. they are derived from the Greek word “pathos”, which means “feeling” or “suffering”. Therefore, both the words deal with emotions that one has in reference to another person. However,...