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Where’s the off switch?

There it is again, the negative voice inside your head is rattling on and on and it’s forgotten to make even one tiny nice comment. This persistent and often repetitive chatterbox is a fabulous liar and at some unknown moment it hid its off switch from you so that it…...

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Self Harm

I was only 14 when I started to self-harm. I didn’t know what I was doing at the time, but it began as a kind of anxious habit to calm me down. I was never intending to hurt myself. I was doing it for the sense of relief it provided. I…...

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Mindfulness meditation

Mediation is good for the soul. This is a statement many of us heard before. However, did you know that meditation can be good, even excellent to the body as well? This technique can actually have stunning results after a while of having been practised regularly and could have effects…...

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Causes of Depression

Have you ever wondered what causes clinical depression? Perhaps you have been diagnosed with major depression, and that’s made you question why some people get depressed but others don’t. Depression is a complex disease. No one knows exactly what causes it, but it can happen for a variety of reasons. Some people have depression during…...

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Rebuilding Your Life and Mental Health After Addiction

As you spend your time in a rehab centre, you gradually realize how complex addiction can be. You learn addiction is a severe disease and it is a complicated mixture of both mental and physical discomfort. While untangling addiction needs perseverance and time, everyone has different experiences with it. No…...

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Anxiety and depression, do they mix?

The dreaded duo of anxiety and depression are two of the most common psychiatric disorders in the UK. Both belong in the ‘mood disorders’ category in psychiatric problems. Most cases occur as a normal reaction to what we percept. But can be triggered by multiple factors and few examples are,…...

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How good is technology for you?

I am currently spending a few days at my grandmother’s house in the mountains. While I undeniably think about the family time and the peaceful quiet time I will get there, there usually is another thought flickering in my mind. You see, in that place, I am disconnected from the…...

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Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms

When you have depression or anxiety, exercise often seems like the last thing you want to do. But once you get motivated, exercise can make a big difference. Exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research on depression, anxiety and…...

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Treating Depression

The first step in treating clinical depression is recognising that you are depressed. The second step is seeking help. These two steps may in fact be the hardest part of the entire treatment process. Once you seek help from a qualified health care provider, you will find that there are numerous treatment…...

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Panic Attacks

Still half asleep, I suddenly noticed how cold I was. Shaking actually. I noticed my hands were trembling. I tucked myself in under my sweater and tried to take some deep breaths. It didn’t help. I looked down to find my legs shaking terribly as well. Not wanting to disturb…...

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