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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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Anxiety Conditions

Being anxious or worried is part of everyday life; anxiety can help us to be alert and ready for challenges. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders, women are more likely to develop anxiety than men. There are many forms of anxiety disorders, but the one thing they have in common is their impact…

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Risk Factors for Developing Depression

If your child feels sad for weeks on end, find himself low on energy or motivation, or no longer enjoy doing things that used to interest him, he might be experiencing depression. It’s not necessarily about feeling sad. Depression is a mental health condition which can affect a person’s ability to function. Depression is often…

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How Negative Emotions Affects Us?

Any feeling that causes you to be sad and miserable can be described as negative emotions. These emotions may take away your confidence and make you dislike yourself and others. They can all lead to stress and are often seen as emotions to be avoided, ignored, or in other ways disavowed, but they can actually be…

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Pregnancy and Your Mental Health

It can be a very exciting time, finding out you are pregnant, but it can also make you feel uncomfortable, worried, unwell and make you wonder how you are going to cope. It doesn’t stop when the baby arrives. Some mums find it easy to adjust to life with a new baby, but others don’t!…

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Living with a Chronic Health Condition

Have you been diagnosed with a chronic health condition? Wondering how you’ll cope? Chronic illnesses are mostly characterized by a condition that is long lasting, has many risk factors, complex causes, a long latency period, and which has a functional impairment or disability. A diagnosis of a chronic health condition such as diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis…

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Anxiety – An Overview for Parents

What is anxiety? An inherent response to a perceived threat is anxiety, and normal levels of anxiety can assist people to solve problems more efficiently and to be motivated and more focused. Everybody experiences anxiety sometimes, especially when faced with stressful, dangerous or unfamiliar situations. Most of the anxiety that young people and children feel…

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