Urban Stress

Researchers have discovered that growing up or living in the city affects how stress is processed in the brain. “Previous findings have shown that the risk for anxiety disorders is 21 percent higher for people from the city, who also have a 39 percent increase for mood disorders,”

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Emotional Health: Journal therapy is a wonderful therapeutic tool

What is emotional health? 

A very important part of each of our lives. In fact, if our emotional health is not good, it is not likely that our physical health will be up to par either. 

Emotional health is what helps you to reach your full potential, it enables you to work productively and it also helps you to cope with all the stresses and knocks of life effectively. All the above can’t function properly if your physical health is poor.

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Is talking to a friend the best kind of therapy?

Dr Jonathan Leach looks at the role friends play within the recovery state of a person mental health problems. How friendship and support, even from a stranger can be therapeutic.

‘Quite often talking is the best form of therapy and having someone who knows you, who you can confide in and can talk back to you on a personal level based on the fact they know you, can sometimes be very comforting.’

(Service user quoted in Leach, 2015)

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Can We Cure Loneliness

All of us no doubt has experienced loneliness every now and then. This feeling of loneliness, it can drain one of self-esteem, it can cause us even to become depressed, and it can lead us to take on unnatural behavioral tendencies or death.

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Mindfulness & Meditation For ADHD

Mindfulness for ADHD

One can argue mindfulness for ADHD is a bunch of hooey just as easily as they can deny ADHD even exists, but when Dr. Lidia Zylowska and her team blew the minds of disbelievers with a 2008 study, many doubters had to reassess their position. 

 Over recent years mindfulness has caused quite a stir in just about every life aspect, but mindfulness in ADHD deserves a special look.  Here’s why!

In Dr. Zylowska’s 2008 study “Mindfulness Meditation Training in Adults and Adolescents”, 78% of participants who practices mindfulness awareness reported a reduction in ADHD symptoms.  That is an incredible statistic!

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I was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

Most would regard post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a medical system that occurred within the battlefield, PTSD was considered primarily, if not exclusively a condition related to soldiers and the traumas related to their war experiences.

It was therefore surprising that Radhika Sanghani found herself suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder following a horrific coach crash in Thailand.  She thought that PTSD was something soldiers in Afghanistan got – not 22-year-old Londoners who watched the Great British Bake Off.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) And Driving

The human brain is capable of keeping us alive through intense, extreme situations. From car wrecks and domestic abuse, to stalking and shoot-outs, we can survive horrible things. 

However, just like physical trauma, mental and emotional trauma leaves wounds in the psyche. Sometimes they heal over, and you'd never even know.

Other times, though, the trauma leaves deep, painful scars. When those scars interfere with your daily life, the condition is called post-traumatic stress disorder.

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