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Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety is much more than shyness, it is an intense fear; and while many people will occasionally worry about social situations, someone with social anxiety disorder feels overly worried before, during and after them. This disorder is pervasive and causes distress most areas of a person’s life. What are…...

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An Introduction To Self-esteem

Self-esteem is today one of the main and most important topics discussed in psychology. In our ego centered societies, reaching a high level of self-esteem for yourself is seen as a form of success, or even of completion. The importance of the concept of self-esteem sometimes shows through declarations made…...

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Anxiety and Pets

Your pet could be your best ally against stress and anxiety If social interactions withother people canbe an important source of stress for anxious people, sometimesevengoing to the extent of triggering heavy panick attacks, our animal friends could have the exact opposite effect. If you happen to have a dog,…...

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Coping with Panic Attacks

Arguably the best piece of advice that I was given was this: “No one ever dies from a panic attack.”  It’s never happened. No matter what the panic attack throws at you, no one has ever breathed their last breath during one. It feels like you may pop your clogs…...

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Are attitudes improving? The stigma behind mental health

Tell someone you are suffering from bronchitis and they cluck sympathetically, promising to have the kids for an hour or so to give you a break. Tell them you are suffering from a mental illness, and their eyes start to move in different directions, their words get stuck in their…...

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Self Harm

What is self-harm?‘Self-harm’ refers to various behaviors that are used to deliberately cause a form of pain to the self. People who self-harm cause themselves physical pain as an unhealthy coping response to emotional pain; when people experience intense emotions from their mental health issues and do not know a…...

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Severe Depression

When you experience severe depression, one of the hardest things is to actually do something with your days. However, indulging into one of your passions, or picking up a new activity can be a great way to make it back on the path of happiness and well-being. We all know…...

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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)

Dysmorphic Disorder What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder? Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance; these flaws are often unnoticeable to others.In addition to feeling constantly self-conscious, people suffering from BDD often…...

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5 smartphone apps against Depression

As technology is now everywhere, means to fight your depression are also available on your phone. Here is a selection of 5 of the best apps developed to make you feel better. Positive Activity Jackpot Not so long ago, we were talking about the benefits of engaging in fun and…...

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Postpartum Depression

What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum Depression (also known as Postnatal Depression) is a type of depression that canaffect women after they have given birth;this type of depression is common and affects more than one in ten women within a year of giving birth.Mothers with Postpartum Depression may experience feelings of…...

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