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Depression symptoms. How to spot them and how to stop them

The first depression symptom is almost always what can be described as ‘feeling flat’ This is almost always the first sign of depression. ‘Feeling flat’ generally involves the following: Feeling tired Wanting to stay away from people Not really enjoying things you...

Social anxiety disorder – what it does and how to stop it

Social anxiety disorder (or social phobia) is common and annoying. It creates distress on an emotional level. This distress occurs almost always in the following situations: Having to meet people Being placed as centre of attention (eg speaking in front of friends,...

The forgotten key to unlocking depression

We are all by now familiar with the names of brain hormones such as seratonin, dopamine and we all know about endorphins and the feel good factor they create. These are the go-to chemicals that tend to be mentioned when we go searching for ways to make sense of...

Anxiety in the workplace

Anxiety affects all aspects of the lives of those who suffer from it. Your job can trigger anxiety each time you are given a new task or deadline. It is hard enough dealing with this disorder at home and socially, but in the work environment it is especially...

Teenage anxiety: Vancouver teens unable to get the help they need

Anxiety in teenagers is clearly on the rise in Vancouver – and they are seeking help. The saddest part to this story is that the waiting lists to get help is standing at about one year. This is simply too long.  BC Children’s Hospital has seen a rise in anxiety...

Teenage anxiety and how to stop it

Children are facing just as many struggles as adults, perhaps even more. The challenge of growing up as a teenager today has more dimensions than it did for parents of teens. Social media has opened up a world that is indeed social, but also silent. For some this...

Depression and why you need to sleep

Have you ever noticed that everyone seems to be familiar with the fact that the optimum amount of sleep we need is eight hours ,yet no one really seems to know why this is the magic number? We really do require eight hours sleep and when we don’t get it on a regular...

Funny people can have depression too

Depression is internal which makes it very hard to detect in your friends and family and on the other side of the coin, it also makes it quite easy to hide. People that seem happy-go-lucky, funny, and like they don’t have a care in the world can still be in the grips...

Anxiety and panic ravages Western Australia’s health system

Western Australia is the most common mental health issue that emergency rooms are dealing with at the moment. This is probably because some of the common symptoms of anxiety and panic can mimic a serious heart condition. More than one third of mental health related...

Depression help that really works

Depression is confusing. It confuses that have it. It confuses those who love someone that has it. It even confuses those that are supposed to be able to help with it. Some professionals say diet and exercise is the answer, others say vitamins, and then there are...
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