You may have seen the term “gaslighting” come up more frequently in psychological practices over the past few years. The more we study into issues of psychological abuse, the more we learn about these difficult issues and how to recognize them and the harm they do. Gaslighting is a dangerous and manipulative practice where a person inflicts psychological and emotional abuse on another. Though it is a form of abuse, it may seem less obvious to those who do not know the signs. Someone who uses gaslighting tactics does so to gain power and control at the victim’s expense.  

Burnout and How to Avoid It

No matter what work you do, burnout can occur. Burnout is a feeling of being overwhelmed to the point where it is hard to continue your work. It can manifest in physical, mental or emotional exhaustion. These high stress situations can make your work suffer and you may feel like you are reaching a breaking point. It is possible that burnout can happen to anyone in any field of work, but there are effective ways of dealing with it and preventing it. Prevention is key- we need to know what triggers our burnout and what makes us vulnerable to it.

Cutting Out Toxic People

We have all known at least one of these kinds of people in our life- toxic people. Some of us may even have them in our lives right now. Depending on the person and your relation to them, they can range from a headache to an absolute nightmare. They creep into our thoughts, give us stress, and make us angry and irritated. Sometimes you cannot avoid a toxic person in your life, especially if they are a coworker or family member that you see frequently. But how you respond to them is what makes a difference. Set healthy boundaries and

Adolescence and Mental Health

Adolescence is the age of children and young adults, generally thought to be between the ages of 10 and 19. It begins with puberty, and lasts until the individual is a young adult. Bangladesh has a youth and adolescent population of approximately 52 million, about 1/3 of the country’s total population. This period in life is an absolutely critical time for a young person’s growth. They are experiencing the world with new eyes, ready to take on new responsibilities and roles. They are constantly absorbing information, and we have to ensure that the information that we give them is going

The Power of Positive Affirmations

When struggles arise, we are too often hard on ourselves. We are quicker to find criticism in ourselves rather than to give praise and encouragement. I have found that one way to combat this is to utilize the power of positive affirmations. In dark times, these affirmations are there to keep your mind in a steady place. Examples of these might be: I am good enough. I believe in myself. I am learning more each day. I am stronger than my fears. Many people all over the world have adapted to these kinds of personal mantras. A few words or sentences

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder – The Facts and Symptoms in Brief. The spectrum of personality disorder characteristics can be extreme, like the well-known symptoms of narcissism and a lack of empathy. People who have Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, can have symptoms of emotional or impulsive behaviors. Those who suffer from this can have self-destructive habits and may include self-harm. These are often learned mechanisms of coping in response to traumatic events. Personality disorders, in general, have many overlapping symptoms and a mix of many different Because many personality disorders are centered around a sense of ego, it can be hard


Imagine if you had trouble reading this article. More specifically- if your brain had difficulties processing the words you are reading on this page. It might take you a few minutes just to get through this paragraph. For those with dyslexia, reading and spelling out words can be a challenge, and reading time and comprehension takes a lot more effort. Dyslexia doesn’t mean a person sees words in a reverse order, in fact the problem is not with the eyes itself- but the brain’s processing of it. It can even be genetic- if you have family members with dyslexia, you

Panic Disorder – Fear and Worry

We all have moments of anxiety- life is full of stress and worry, but for most of us, it is manageable and under our control. But could you imagine how it would feel to have the most extreme feeling of uncontrollable fear? Imagine barreling down a rollercoaster, not in control of how to stop it, or how fast it goes, you just have to sit it out. Your heart is racing, you’re scared and overwhelmed. This, is what a panic attack can feel like. It can be difficult to try to explain the real intensity of a panic attack. Dizziness,

ADD and ADHD – Are You Paying Attention?

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) are neurological disorders that effect a person’s ability to focus and organize. Symptoms include a consistent lack of paying attention as well as movement and fidgeting. Difficulties sleeping, organizing tasks and ideas, or persistent thoughts are also common characteristics. For example, one with ADD/ADHD can get easily distracted by their thoughts and surroundings, often interfering with their daily life and tasks. You may be thinking to yourself now that everyone has moments where their mind wanders off and they stop paying attention to something. We all do from time to

Dissociative Identity Disorder – Who am I?

Split or Multiple Personality Disorder, now often called Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, is psychiatric disorder in which a person develops multiple personalities or other versions of themselves.  The exact number of identities ranges, but it must be two or more to be diagnosed. This may not be seen as an entirely different person inside of them, but rather their personalities are broken into different and distinct pieces. These identities may also try to come into play all at once, creating voices in a person’s head. Unfortunately, the media often portrays a more sinister and scary version of this disorder,