Category Archives for "Mental Health"

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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The Good, Bad, And The Ugly Side Of Emotions

In psychology, emotion is often defined as a complex state of feelings that result in physical and psychological changes that influence thought and behaviour.

 In other words, It impacts how we feel, believe, and behave, and it also plays a role in determining how we manage social situations and make decisions.

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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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The Snowflake Philosophy

Generation Snowflake has become the new norm. This article examines the nature of the Snowflake at the end of today’s cultural climate, and it also looks at the overly sensitive Snowflake characters of tomorrow. This article concludes by identifying some key characteristics of a Snowflake.

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9 Steps for Creating Powerful Affirmations

Using positive affirmations every day is a powerful way of switching up your mindset and set you on the path to success. More and more people, from sports stars to entrepreneurs, are using affirmations to change their mindsets to concentrate on achieving their goals and creating the life they really want.

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What Is Idolatry?

Idolatry is obsessive and unrealistic worship, devo­tion or love directed at another person, who has then been termed an idol.  The obsessed person is the idolater, and invari­ably has a false mental perception of who or what the idol represents.

Idolatry is sometimes called idol worship, and the people who worship idols can be called idolaters.

The idol may be some­one who the idolater knows, such as a school friend or teacher; or, as is frequently the case with teenagers, a public figure such as a pop music star, film star or sports personality.  When idolatry occurs in adults, it is often at the beginning of a new relation­ship, when individuals may be unaware of their partner's faults and may even try to avoid discovering them.

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What Are The Benefits Of Meditation 

Many people are fatigued in today’s stressed out, distracted society and find life in the rat race frustrating. Few of us know what it feels like to slow down and be deliberate about actions and thoughts. Meditation can help you regain control in your out-of-control world.

Physical health is intertwined with mental health in a bidirectional fashion. Scientific evidence shows that changes in thinking patterns and behaviours affect neurological, endocrine, and immune systems. Contrarily, disruption in these biological systems negatively impacts on your mental health.

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Monday Blues

If there is one thing we can all agree on, Mondays are the worst! Right? Well, what if that didn't have to be the case?  What if we could take a few easy steps and change our Monday's mindset, so they weren't that bad?

The following report includes nine powerful tips and three actionable steps you can take right away.  It also includes a list of suggested readings for those looking for even more information to beat those blues.

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Getting The Most Out of Therapy

Therapy offers you the opportunity to work through challenging issues by promoting self-esteem, relationships, and outlook on life through self-awareness and self-exploration. Choosing to work with a therapist is spirited and will supply you with many options for handling your problems.

If issues from the past are not dealt with, they can linger, fester, and adversely impact your day-to-day life. Overcoming past trauma is not always easy, but it’s something that you can do when you work with a therapist. 

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Some familiar types of avoidance

If you are one of those who commonly avoid tasks or specific situations, it could be for many reasons. But before you can work on solving or completing a job you’ve been putting off, it’s essential to narrow down what type of avoidance you are using to evade something in your life, so you can know how best to combat it.

 If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “What you resist persists,” you have been introduced to the fundamental reason why your avoidance and how you cope can increase anxiety.

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The art of breathing?

What does mindfulness mean to you?

Like many of us, we have heard about mindfulness. I knew that it implied paying attention, opening our awareness to what is happening now, in the present moment, and accepting it without judging or trying to control it.

Mindfulness is unquestionably linked to breathing, yet we all know how to breathe because it is a natural phenomenon, and you would think it doesn't need the practice anyway?

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