Nicole Siegfried, Ph.D., CEDS, Author at Lightfully Behavioral Health
What is the difference between Bipolar 1 and 2?
June 22, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mental health disorders are never one size fits all — they affect everyone differently. Not only are there more than 200 mental disorders that affect 57 million U.S. adults, but there are also subsets within the disorders that define the […]

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Have you been emotionally and psychologically impacted by a traumatic event? Try this PTSD test
June 18, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes When you experience trauma, the feelings and emotions don’t go away in the blink of an eye. It can cause lingering emotional and psychological distress that seems like it will never go away. And for some people, witnessing or experiencing […]

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) & splitting
May 20, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not always easy to get a good read on a person’s character with a first impression, or to figure out the circumstances surrounding a situation. And if you have borderline personality disorder (BPD), it can be even more difficult. […]

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Thinking, “Why do I hate myself?”: Learn why and how you can stop
May 16, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Life has its ups and downs, but our self-esteem and confidence is what allows us to take it all in stride. That’s always easier said than done. Our mental health has a huge impact on our self-image. And many people, […]

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Borderline personality disorder test
May 14, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes When you’re struggling with consistent negative emotions or harmful behavior, you may be tempted to just brush it off. But how do you know if you’re just going through a temporary hard time, or if it’s something deeper? There are […]

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Trauma dumping: What teens should know and how therapy can help
May 12, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes When we’re going through a hard time in our life, or we’re struggling with our mental health, it can feel great to just let it all out to another person. It can be incredibly cathartic to talk about our feelings […]

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9 signs of trauma bonding and how you can address it
May 11, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trauma is often tied to another person. Many people want to disassociate with the person who is connected to their traumatic experience, but that’s not always the case. In fact, some people, as a reaction to their trauma, want to […]

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Cluster A personality disorders in a loved one: What you should know and how you can help
May 10, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes A personality is made up of a variety of aspects, including a person’s traits, values, passions and emotions. And no two personalities are exactly alike. But what if someone close to you has a personality that has overwhelming negative and […]

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3 reasons teens may say, “I hate my life” (and 8 ways they can address this thought)
May 8, 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes When you’re having a bad day, even the mildest inconvenience could make you say, “I hate my life.” It’s often said as a joke out of normal anxiety or exasperation with everyday issues. But what if your teen is saying […]

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