7 Subtle Effects of Depression Most People Are Unaware of

There are some less known effects of depression few people are aware of. Depression doesn't always look like extreme sadness or hopelessness. Due to a fixed list of the symptoms and effects of depression promoted by the media, this disorder is becoming harder and harder to recognize without medical intervention.…

The Psychology of Happiness: 5 Personality Traits That Predict Your Chances to Be Happy

What makes us happy? The pursuit of happiness is an age-old question. In fact, the psychology of happiness is a topic for much debate amongst experts. Some say chasing happiness can be self-defeating. Others believe living a meaningful life to be the key. Even the greatest minds of history have…

Social Media and Depression: the Link Is Closer Than You Think

Could excessive social media use lead to depression? Unhealthy online behavior is a real problem in today's society. Let's talk about its underlying causes and the ways to overcome it. In the modern world, the current debate is whether addiction to technology is bearable or not. The status quo has…

Why Overcoming Perfectionism Can Be a Real Struggle (and How to Do It)

In a world where success is measured by excellence and perfection, it’s easy to see why some people become perfectionists. But living your life to these impossibly high standards is exhausting. So why do we find overcoming perfection so difficult? Before we talk about overcoming perfectionism, let’s start with what…

The Link Between Sleep Problems and Mental Illness, and How to Improve Your Sleep

If you’re suffering from sleep problems, here’s something you need to know. Mental illness can cause sleep disorders and vice versa. I was diagnosed with a mental illness at the age of 18, and afterward, I experienced my first sign of sleep problems. I didn’t realize that maybe these issues…

How the Signs of Depression Show in Your Speech and Word Choice

The physical signs of depression can be painfully obvious, but do they show up in your speech and choice of words? Did you know that suicide is the second highest cause of death among 10 to 24 year-olds in the US in 2016? This shocking statistic alone shows how important…

The Depressed Narcissist and the Neglected Link between Depression and Narcissism

There are conditions and states of being often neglected by society. We often overlook the depressed narcissist, sometimes out of fear. Many of us are familiar with narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder, but how much do we know about the depressed narcissist? Well, you might be flippant about it and…

What Temperament Psychology Reveals about Your Personality

Temperament psychology is one of the oldest methods of explaining human behaviour. It refers to the ancient Greek theory of humorism. Each person contains four bodily fluids (humors) in varying proportions. Each humor represents a different temperament. It is these humors that give us the basis for temperament psychology: Blood…

6 Signs You Are Experiencing the Dark Night of the Soul (and Why It’s a Good Thing)

Oh, the dark night of the soul, what a perplexing and nourishing state of total agony. Nothing is better than a deep dose of despair. Let’s learn why. As I child, I encountered my first dark night of the soul. Of course, I wasn’t familiar with this state of being,…