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Introduction to mental health in literature

Mental health is an important and often misunderstood topic affecting millions worldwide. Raising awareness and promoting understanding of mental health issues is crucial to creating a more inclusive and supportive society.

In recent years, literature has emerged as a powerful tool for exploring and shedding light on mental health experiences. Through relatable characters and thought-provoking narratives, texts and their emergence into film enable nonmedical individuals to gain insights into various mental health conditions and foster compassion.

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The impact of intrusive thoughts on your mental health

The continuous presence of intrusive thoughts can create a constant sense of unease and fear. They have the power to make you question your own morality and sanity. The toll they take on you is not only mental but physical as well.

The exhaustion caused by these persistent thoughts can affect your concentration, making it difficult to complete tasks or make decisions. Sleep disturbances may also occur due to the constant rumination induced by intrusive thoughts.

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Maintain a healthy mind.

A healthy mind is essential for overall well-being. It enables us to cope with the challenges of everyday life and maintain a positive outlook. But what does it mean to have a healthy mind? 

It goes beyond just being free from mental illness; it encompasses having good mental health and emotional resilience. A healthy mind is characterised by clarity of thought, the ability to manage stress effectively, and the capacity to maintain balanced emotions.

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Paranoid Schizophrenia: Learning and Managing this Condition

Paranoid schizophrenia is a complex and often debilitating mental illness that affects approximately 0.5% of the population.

Portrayed by a combination of hallucinations, delusions, and disorganised thinking, it can drastically impact a person’s ability to function in daily life.

In this article, we delve into the essential aspects of paranoid schizophrenia, including its symptoms, causes, and available treatments.

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Understanding Agnosia: Exploring the Complexities of Perception Impairment.

In the world of neuroscience and psychology, there are intriguing conditions that challenge our fundamental understanding of perception.

One such condition is agnosia, which disrupts somebody’s ability to recognise or interpret sensory information. Agnosia usually affects only a single information pathway in the brain. If you have this condition, you can still think, speak, and interact with the world.

While it may sound like a relatively simple concept, delving into the complexities of agnosia reveals a rich tapestry of mental processes and brain functions at work.  In this article, we explore agnosia, unravelling its various forms and shedding light on what it truly means to grapple with this mysterious disorder.

Join us as we dig deeper into understanding how perception impairment can manifest in fascinating and perplexing ways.

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Could Artificial Intelligence Treat Mental Health?

Mental illness is a growing concern across the world. With advancements in technology, could artificial intelligence (AI) provide a solution to this problem?

Artificial intelligence has already been used in various applications, from self-driving cars to virtual assistants. However, recently, artificial intelligence has gained interest in the mental health field.

This article will explore this concept further.

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Procrastination And Getting Things Done

Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing tasks or activities that need to be done. It is the tendency to put off important or demanding tasks in favour of more pleasurable or easier ones.  It is a common trait many people struggle with, and research suggests that about 20% of individuals can be classified as procrastinators.

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Echoism vs Narcissism: What’s the Difference?

Have you heard of Echoism? 

It’s a term used to describe individuals who tend to repeat what others say to avoid conflict or assert their own opinions. In a world where narcissism often dominates our social media feeds, a lesser-known term offers a refreshing alternative: echoism, the other side of Narcissism

Echoism being the opposite of narcissism, and it describes people who prefer to remain in the background and pursue a quieter, more empathetic way of life. In this article, we’ll define echoism and how it differs from narcissism and fits in with other behaviours and relationships. Ulteriorly, how can you identify if you have echoistic tendencies?

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Hypertension on the Couch

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is often referred to as the “silent killer” because it can go unnoticed until it causes severe health problems. In fact, hypertension affects over 1 billion people worldwide and is responsible for an estimated 7.5 million deaths annually. Understanding the risks of hypertension and how to prevent it is crucial for maintaining good health and longevity.

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When Mental Health Neglects Physical Health: The Risks Involved, And Here’s Why?

A new study by a King’s College London team confirms an association between psychological and physical health. People with mental illness age faster and die younger, compared to their peers. 

The potential impact of illnesses like anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder on conditions like stroke, heart attack and cancer, is often underestimated. The association exists across the spectrum, with the most powerful effects in those with a more serious mental illnesses.
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Do I have Misophonia?

Have you ever felt a strong adverse reaction to sounds that most people find insignificant, such as someone eating or tapping their feet, becoming unbearable to listen to? If so, you may be experiencing misophonia, a relatively unknown auditory disorder that affects a small percentage of the population.

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Developmental disability

In this article, you will learn more about what developmental disabilities are, the associated risk factors, and different interventions that can help individuals with developmental disabilities reach their goals.

Developmental disability 

Developmental disability is a term used to describe physical or mental impairments caused by a particular disorders or illnesses. It includes conditions such as Autism, now called an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, Down, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Individuals with developmental disabilities often experience physical, psychological and communication difficulties that appear before 22 years of age and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime.

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Taking Control of Your Mental Health: A Patient’s Guide

Welcome to Taking Control of Your Mental Health: A Patient's Guide. This article is designed to provide students with information and offer you guidance you may need to take control of your mental health in your life.

Mental health is a complex and often misunderstood issue. It can be difficult to identify and understand the full range of emotions and experiences that can make up our mental health.  

An individual’s personality traits define how they perceive the world around them.  It is a set of characteristics and features that cause them to think, feel, and behave in a particular way.  We aim to provide a comprehensive overview of mental health and how to best manage it.

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