Medical & Developmental Problems

Medical and Development Problems. To learn more about the emotional issues around ADD / ADHD, Autism, Blebs, Diabetes, Heart Attacks, Herpes Simplex, and Somatoform Disorder keep reading. We have gathered together self-help help articles that are designed to be read from the privacy of your own home. Have questions? Want specific help? Contact one of our therapists today. Help is available 267-324-9564 Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia.

Below you will find all the articles written on this topic.

Doctor Visits

Learn what to ask at a doctor visits to best get your questions about your sexual health answered. 

Infertility: Your Husband As Your Support System

Are you and your husband experiencing infertility? The diagnosis of infertility can be painful and traumatic.  You may be experiencing emotions that may include sadness, grief, loss, anger, guilt, and loneliness. Infertility may have caught you and your husband off-guard, making you feel ill prepared to face this journey together as a couple. You need support and you need it now. How else are you going to survive?

You may wonder how you start to prepare your relationship for the journey of infertility? There are some things that you want to beware of as you and your husband face infertility head on. The most important thing to remember is that your husband is YOUR built in support network. An effective support network needs to have a strong foundation. In this tip you will find some suggestions to help you and your husband build a strong foundation that will help to protect you against your infertility diagnosis.

Mirror checking and the Traps for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Mirror checking is just one of the many rituals individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder develop. While the intention to glance briefly in the mirror may seem harmless, it often doesn’t stop there with just a few minutes in front of the mirror. Rituals like mirror checking can trigger one’s disorder, and is part of the obsessive cycle. If you can identify with the appeal and dangers of mirror checking, read on for strategies on how to reduce this ritual.

Skin Picking Treatment

Skin picking is considered a Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior Disorder which effects up to 5% of the population.  

Understanding Hypermobility Syndromes

A general overview of hypermobility syndromes, including Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, joint hypermobility syndrome, and Marfan syndrome, and how therapy helps.