Mother-Son Attachment and Emotional Incest

When a parent or caregiver relies on a child to meet emotional needs that would otherwise be met by a romantic partner, this is referred to as “emotional incest.” Another term for it is covert

Externalizing Mental Health Disorder: What They Are

Mental health experts use the term “externalizing” to identify and classify psychiatric disorders characterized by issues with emotion and behavioral self-control. Continue reading for more about externalizing mental health disorders and what they are. Instead

Is Alcoholism Considered a Mental Illness?

Mental illnesses are conditions that make individuals behave abnormally towards people and their environment. Drinking can be a contributing factor to some mental health conditions. So we pose the question, is alcoholism considered a mental

Histrionic Personality Disorder: What You Should Know

Histrionic personality disorder is characterized by a distorted self-image and unstable emotions and an overwhelming desire to be noticed. People who suffer from this disorder often act inappropriately just to get attention. Many times, those

Rare Mental Health Disorders and What You Need to Know

We all have an idea of what mental illnesses are and what they look like. About 13% of the world’s population suffers from one mental illness or another. However, there are a lot of rare