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About Raven Bowie

Raven Bowie is a licensed social worker specializing in child, adolescent and family psychotherapy. Mental health and wellbeing is one of her many passions and works to educate others about the effects of mental health issues and keeping up to date with effective treatment options. She also has a background in anthropology and human biology and has a keen interest in health, preventative health care strategies, and science. In her free time, Raven enjoys reading science-fiction novels, watching documentaries, and practicing aerial silks.

How to Deal with Obsessive Thoughts When You Have Depression or Anxiety

By |2019-08-13T14:44:38+03:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Obsessive thoughts and painful feelings are the curses of depression. One of the most agonizing effects this affliction brings with it is intrusive and unwanted thoughts. If you are one of the people who suffer from both anxiety and depression, day-to-day life can feel burdensome because of compulsive thoughts. Unwanted intrusive thoughts can cause a [...]

9 Signs of an Impending Depressive Episode and How to Cope with It

By |2019-08-13T14:44:49+03:00February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You don’t have to be suffering from clinical depression to experience a depressive episode. If you have been going through unsettling emotional lows, then this article is just right for you. Here are 9 signs of an impending depressive episode and tips on how to deal with it. What is a depressive episode? A [...]

What Is Agitated Depression and What Are Its Symptoms and Treatment Options

By |2019-08-13T14:44:56+03:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Agitated depression falls under the umbrella of the depression diagnosis. It is a form of depression where the individual is often agitated, restless and angry often. In the past, agitated depression was known as “melancholia agitata”, but is now referred to as “mixed mania” or “mixed features”. Agitated depression is often seen in people who [...]

Top 5 Famous People with Schizophrenia in Literature, Science and Art

By |2019-08-13T14:45:05+03:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: History & Archaeology, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Famous people with schizophrenia is something the media does not cover often. Throughout history, famous people with schizophrenia have received recognition and praise for their unique accomplishments and careers. Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health disorder affecting approximately 1 percent of the world’s population. There are many types of schizophrenia diagnoses, such as paranoid schizophrenia, [...]

How to Find Your Child’s Temperament Type and Parent Them Accordingly

By |2019-08-13T14:45:14+03:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A child’s temperament is a set of characteristics and qualities he or she exhibits on a daily basis. There are nine major characteristics making up a child’s temperament. This includes activity level, approachability, adaptability, mood, intensity, distractibility, and sensory threshold. These characteristics combined in of temperament include emotional responses, behavior, peer dynamics, and interpersonal relationships. [...]

4 Child Development Stages According to Jean Piaget’s Theory

By |2019-08-13T17:23:05+03:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

The best way to understand child development stages would be through Piaget's theory. It was created by Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist known for his work on child development stages. He is known as "the great pioneer of the constructivist theory of knowing". Along with Piaget's theory on children’s cognitive development, we shall look at [...]

8 Ways to Overcome Emotional Trauma from Unhealthy Childhood

By |2019-08-13T17:23:39+03:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

If you experienced emotional trauma as a child, there are some things that can help you overcome it and live a happy life. Not everyone has had a stellar childhood. Some children lose one or both of their parents at a young age. Others are victims of or witness to abuse, both physical and verbal. [...]

OCD and Perfectionism: What Is the Difference between the Two?

By |2019-08-13T14:45:26+03:00October 6th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD and perfectionism have become common words that people use to describe themselves. OCD and perfectionism look very similar to a family member, friend, or coworker on the surface level. However, they are very different in the ways in which people are affected in their daily life. How are OCD and perfectionism [...]