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The hidden danger of the unstable mind

The hidden danger of the unstable mind When dealing with others we assume that they are mentally stable and that they are reasonable. The truth is that we never really know how mentally stable someone is until we get to know them better. Unless you spend a considerable amount of time with someone, you won’t really know how logical they …

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Different Ways For You to Beat the Baby Blues

The baby blues is something that can strike any new mother, no matter how thankful they are to have their child. For these mothers, postpartum depression can be terrifying. They are unsure how to explain it. It is simply there.    And this could affect your relationship with your partner, your family, and your child, which is the last thing …

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Now That CBD Is More Accessible, Is It Worth Trying?

Over the past couple of years, the use of CBD has become more widely accepted by your average person. More and more people are separating the positive benefits of CBD from the reputation that marijuana has, and it’s getting more and more popular to put CBD in everyday products. From pills and gels that you can take directly to body …

8 Obvious Signs: When Seeing a Psychologist is Necessary For Your Mental Health

When is seeing a psychologist necessary and is this a decision you should make for yourself? Here are the obvious signs that show that therapy could help. Mental health crises are skyrocketing. 43.8 million people above 18 years old are subject to experiencing mental illness in any given year. While mental illness is growing, its stigma makes it hard to get help. …

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Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Issues

  Mental health problems can cover a large collection of disorders. However, a common characteristic is that a mental health problem will impact a person’s character and personality, as well as their thought processes and social interactions. Such issues are challenging to diagnose, whereas physical illnesses can be easily seen, identified and treated. While there are different treatment options available …

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Cognitive Behavioural therapy vs traditional counselling

Mental health awareness and progress has come a long way from the rudimentary interventions once used. Electroconvulsive therapy used to be all the rage but nowadays we use more civilised forms of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Both have proved effective in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD and eating disorders. CBT offers a set number …

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Escaping depression

Escaping depression is easier said than done but there are things that you can do to keep the black dog at a distance. Mental health professionals still continue to debate whether depression is physiological (nature) or whether it is a product of the environment around us (nurture). The nature versus nurture debate is fundamental to understanding depression. Anti-depressants can help …

Neuroplasticity and Depression

   Neuroplasticity and Depression This is a fantastic video!Take a look…. You learn from experience and your neural pathways change too – the brain is not static. You can teach an old dog new tricks! Mandy X

Bipolar disorder and depression

Bipolar disorder and depression Depression is one of the main reasons that clients seek me out. Unfortunately, depression is on the rise and is set to continue to increase and pervade society in the years to come. Depression is caused my many factors so it is difficult to pinpoint exactly why a person may be depressed. The obvious signs that …