Category Archives for "Mental Health"

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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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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Therapy on a budget for generation Z

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2020, young adults aged 18 to 24 had the highest prevalence of mental health issues. Though mental health issues are common among Gen Z, indi­vid­u­als born between 1995 and 2010.

They are grow­ing up in an age of increased stress and anxiety. And being called the most depressed generation and are more likely to seek mental health counselling or therapy than their older counterparts.

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Positive Self Talk

Self-talk: How often do you hear that little voice in your head tell you that you aren’t good enough?  Negative self-talk can hinder your progress in life and hold you back from fulfilling your dreams. 

There are ways to turn your inner voice into a positive one.  Follow the ten tips below and create a new positive and pleasing voice that will build your confidence and improve your life.

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Big five personality traits: Who are you?

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.

Personality traits are characteristic of enduring behavioural and emotional patterns rather than isolated occurrences.

Although all aspects of your personality stem from both nature and nurture, many models of personality types attempt to explain why we are the way we are.

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Increased risk of dementia with night terrors

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 50 million people worldwide have dementia today. By 2050, this number is expected to surpass 131 million.

In most cases, dementia is connected to Alzheimer's disease.

Unfortunately, its symptoms often go unnoticed until they become too severe to treat. If left untreated, Alzheimer's disease (AD) can eventually result in death, but early detection and treatment could help prevent or slow down the progression of this awful disease.

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Early Signs of Depression in Females

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 20 million Americans each year have a mental illness. These include major depressive disorder (MDD) and dysthymia, both considered forms of clinical depression.

While some people experience depression throughout their lives, others develop symptoms later in life, and this is especially true for women who tend to experience depression earlier than men.

Because women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from depression, they often don't seek treatment due to the belief their symptoms are typical, or they should get over it.

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A brief introduction to mental illness

I’m sure you’ve heard about mental health issues before. And yes, they affect millions of us every year.  But did you know that over half of us may experience some mental illness at least once during our lifetime?

Mental illness can be depicted as a disease which causes an individual to experience severe disturbances in their moods, thoughts, emotions, behaviours, or ability to function at work or home.

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Anxiety on Mental Health and Wellbeing

If you’re having trouble sleeping well or feeling anxious most days, you probably aren’t alone because over 40 million Americans yearly suffer from anxiety disorders. 

Excessive worry has become common for many people today, and it affects their ability to sleep well, perform daily tasks, concentrate, or enjoy social interactions—and that’s not healthy!

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Sexual Orientation

What is sexual orientation?

It’s more than simply identifying yourself as a male or a female; it is a complex, multidimensional concept that varies considerably from person to person.

Gender identity is a separate matter from sexual orientation.

While heteronormativity is an ideology in the assumption that everyone is straight, being the most natural, sexual orientation, lesbian, gay, and bisexual are also possible.

There are many heteronormative expectations regarding gender expression:

  • Females are generally expected to wear makeup, males are not likely to wear dresses, etc.
  • Sexual orientation is a person’s sexual and romantic preference for a particular gender or genders.
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