A recent survey showed that 75% of the students on this campus drink alcoholic beverages. Of greater concern is that as many as 15% of UT Dallas students report having significant negative consequences as a result of their use of alcohol.
Habits and Addiction
Do you find yourself saying "yes" to others' requests of you when you really feel like saying "no?" If you answered "yes," you may have a problem being assertive.
Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder involving swings in mood, usually between overly "high" or irritable and extreme sadness/hopelessness. Bipolar Disorder accounts for 20-25% of all the major mood disorders seen in the U.S. population.
How do you feel about your body? Chances are you probably don't think it's good enough. Many people in our culture worry obsessively about how to change the shape of their bodies.
Building Better Relationships
People who successfully build intimate relationships can foster closeness with others.
Some people develop bad habits in their computer use that cause them significant problems in their lives. The types of behavior and negative consequences are similar to those of known addictive disorders.
Habits and Addictions
Coping with a Breakup
Ending a relationship is one the most emotionally stressful and feared human experiences.
Dealing with Depression
It is expected that at one time or another, you may feel sad or overwhelmed due to challenges in your life or, seemingly for no apparent reason at all.
Most people have had the experience of feeling overwhelmed by a strong emotion. At those times, the intensity of the anger, sadness, nervousness, or discouragement may have made you feel like the emotion was in control of you.
Is My Eating Normal?
People today often feel pressure to meet our society's latest preference for looks. It is important to be aware that habits you develop to achieve/maintain a low weight can become excessive and make you vulnerable to potential serious illnesses, such as eating disorders.
Grief occurs in response to the loss of someone or something. The loss may involve a loved one, a job, or possibly a role (a student graduating and entering the workplace or an employee entering retirement). It can be sudden or expected.
Helping a Suicidal Friend
Seventy-five percent of people who commit suicide tell someone about it in advance.
It is not unusual to have sleep troubles from time to time. If you feel that you do not get enough sleep or satisfying sleep, you may have insomnia.
Finding your life goals can be daunting; however, if you examine six areas of investigation you will be well on your way to recognizing those goals.
Overcoming Pornography Addiction
Pornography is a special class of sex addiction. Determine if your pornography use is problematic.
Habits and Addictions
Overcoming Social Anxiety
The college years can be a crucial time for practicing and improving social skills to be used in one's personal and professional life.
Procrastination seems to be a chronic condition of many college students. Why is it so prevalent and what can be done to prevent or manage it?
Relating to Your Parents
It is a little known fact that properly raising a parent requires attention and thought. Developing parents can be tough enough when you are with them on a day-to-day basis.
Some people may think self care or nurturing is just for the fragile, the "weak willed" or "wimps." It certainly couldn't be for strong, ambitious college men and women. Actually, it is a vital part of maintaining good health and a vibrant life.
Sexual Identity and Orientation
Human sexuality is complex. An integral part of sexual identity is sexual orientation, which essentially is defined by who we are emotionally and/or physically attracted to.
Solutions for Loneliness
We humans, like most of our relatives in the animal kingdom, seem to need to be with others of our kind; however, the amount of time we spend with others can vary dramatically.
Stress is pressure from external circumstances that can cause internal tensions. If you are experiencing stress symptoms, you need to reduce the stress in your life and/or improve your ability to manage it.
The term "test anxiety" refers to the emotional reactions that some students have to exams. The fear of exams is not an irrational fear - after all, how you perform on college exams can shape the course of an academic career; however, excessive fear of exams can interfere with your ability to be successful in college.
Help accomplish your goals by trying these practical tips for using your time effectively.
War and its Aftermath
Some links to helpful resources for dealing with war and its aftermath.