Mental Health

Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder

What is generalized anxiety disorder? (GAD for short) Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive anxiety and worries about everyday life events for no obvious reasons. People with symptoms tend to always expect disaster and can’t stop worrying about health, money, children, other family members, friends, work etc. This type of worry is often unrealistic or out of… Read More Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Chronic Illness: Being Proactive To Help Your Your Mental Health.

What is Chronic Illness? In short, Chronic illness is any disorder that persists over a long period and affects the body, for example, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and arthritis, osteoporosis, ALS, disabilities; cystic fibrosis, asthma, fibromyalgia, MS, the list goes on. How does it affect your mental health? When first diagnosed it most likely… Read More Chronic Illness: Being Proactive To Help Your Your Mental Health.

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What is Antisocial Personality Disorder? How Is It Treated?

In general, personality disorders are mental health conditions that affect how someone thinks, perceives, feels or relates to others. An antisocial personality disorder is one such type of personality disorder. Personality disorders usually range from mild to severe and the signs often emerge during adolescence and persist into adulthood. They can run in families and may… Read More What is Antisocial Personality Disorder? How Is It Treated?

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What Is Self-Harm?

Self-harm is a deliberate act of harming the surface of the body through cutting or burning but can also include destructive and dangerous behaviour such as misuse of alcohol or drugs. It is more common for people to think of self-harm as cutting and although any life-threatening injuries may occur, they are usually not intended… Read More What Is Self-Harm?

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Alcohol Addiction: What is it, How Is it Treated and How do Family and Friends help themselves?

What is alcohol addiction? Alcohol addiction (alcoholism) involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking. It doesn’t matter what type of alcohol you consume or the… Read More Alcohol Addiction: What is it, How Is it Treated and How do Family and Friends help themselves?