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About Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are common mental health problems that affect many people. Everyone experiences anxiety and fear at times – these are normal and helpful human emotions that help us deal with danger. Anxiety becomes a disorder when it is irrational, excessive, and when it interferes with a person’s ability to function in daily life. Often…

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Isolation, Loneliness and Panic Attack

Everyone feels lonely from time to time, but interminable periods of loneliness or social isolation can have a negative impact on your physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Loneliness is a feeling of sadness or distress about being by yourself or feeling disconnected from the world around you. It may be felt moreover a long…

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How to deal with Stress and Anxiety during COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 may lead to stress and anxiety for some of us. Feeling overwhelmed by powerful emotions during times like these is understandable. Coping with distress and fear healthily will help ensure that you, your loved ones and everyone in our communities stay resilient during this time. Check in with family, friends, neighbors,…

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Understanding the Mental Health

Mental health is an expression we use every day, so it might surprise people that the term is frequently misunderstood. Mental health is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others. But according to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which…

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Treatment and Support for Mental Illness in Children

Child or adolescent with a mental health problem usually have difficulty controlling their emotions, thinking or behavior. This can affect the whole family. We can express mental health problems in children through disruptive, angry or hyperactive behavior or through withdrawal, worry and emotional responses. These changes can affect your child’s ability to communicate, learn and…

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Anxiety during Childhood

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood. But as parents and carers, it is sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious. In most cases, anxiety in children is short-lived and goes away after a while. Some examples of normal worry might be: being shy or being worried about being…

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Common Emotional Problems in Pregnant Women and Mothers

Several emotional problems can arise when you are pregnant or have had a baby. Sometimes these emotional problems are all just called postnatal depression. This is not correct and can mislead, especially since problems can arise during pregnancy too. Pregnant women and mothers may have mental health issues, such as Baby blues During the first…

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Parents with New Babies: Common emotional problems

Several emotional problems can arise when you are pregnant or have had a baby. Sometimes these emotional problems are all just called postnatal depression. This is not correct and can mislead, especially since problems can arise during pregnancy too. During the first week after birth, up to 80 percent of mothers will get the baby…

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Depression and Regular Exercise

While we all feel low, sad or moody from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time, seemingly with no clear reason. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that has an impact on both physical and mental health. One in eight men…

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Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

Panic disorder is not the same as anxiety or a single panic attack. Symptoms of panic disorder include frequent and unexpected panic attacks. Most people experience anxiety and up to 40 percent of us have a panic attack at some stage during our lives. People who have recurring panic attacks are more likely to have…

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