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psychogenic pain

What Is Psychogenic Pain?

Mental health and physical health have a close relationship. Poor mental health, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, can contribute to numerous physical symptoms, including psychogenic pain. Although it may not have a direct physical cause, psychogenic pain is very real and can be debilitating. ‘Psychogenic’ comes from two Greek words that

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shame

Are There Different Types of Shame?

Most people experience feelings of shame at some point. For some, it can be fleeting, but for others, it is constant. However, not all shame is the same – people experience many different types. Types of Shame According to Joseph Burgo, there are four aspects of shame that he has named shame paradigms. They are:[1]

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guilt and shame

The Difference Between Guilt and Shame

Shame and guilt are two very private, intimate feelings that are often not shared. Many are reluctant to open up for fear of judgment and stigma from others, and decide to keep these two emotions tucked away and out of sight, not realizing their impact on their reactions, behaviors, and relationships.  Shame and guilt are

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virtual reality

How Is Virtual Reality Revolutionizing Mental Health Treatment?

In 2016, Oculus released Rift (referred to as the Oculus Rift), a headset that featured an in-built XYZ axis that allowed players to look around virtual worlds by moving their heads instead of a joystick. The idea intrigued investors and gamers, and the Kickstarter campaign launched in 2012 managed to raise over $2.5 million.  Despite

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connection

The Importance of Connection and Empathy

Human beings are innately social creatures. From the very beginnings of humanity, people have congregated in groups, relying on one another for food, shelter and survival. Despite the world seeming more connected with phones, video calls, and social media, people are reporting higher levels of loneliness than ever. Why Is Connection Important? Connection is something

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