Understanding Fear

In the modern world, the stakes are lower. Although public speaking, elevators, and spiders generally don’t present immediately dire consequences, some individuals still develop extreme fight-flight-or-freeze responses to specific objects or scenarios. Many people experience occasional bouts of fear, such as when giving a high-stakes presentation, or feelings of “nerves,” such as going on a first […]

Understanding Addiction

Rebecca hasn’t been herself lately. She started drinking a year ago, but now she’s experimenting with other drugs—and her friends barely remember what she was like before she started getting high. She still goes to school and her attendance is okay, so she can’t be an addict…right? What is addiction?You might say you’re “addicted” to […]

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