Alcohol Increases Your Risk of Dementia

Alcohol Increases Your Risk of Dementia

Alcohol Increases Your Risk of Dementia We’ve long known that alcohol is bad for your brain. There are temporary impairments like slurred speech, loss of coordination and balance, poor judgment, and blackouts. There are also well known long-term risks to the brain. These include premature ageing, brain shrinkage, and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. According to a recent …

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Celebrations and Mental Health

Celebrations and Mental Health

Celebrations and Mental Health Valentine’s day is here and the holiday comes with a grim connotation. If you are not wildly, madly in love during the month of February, you are essentially doomed to devastating loneliness. First, make a list of everything about Valentine’s day that could be triggering. Not in a relationship? Lacking in …

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Can Horror Films Relax Those with Anxiety?

How Horror Films Relax Those with Anxiety

Can Horror Films Relax Those with Anxiety? Anxiety is a disorder when you feel worry and panic that disrupts everyday activities. According to Anxiety UK, 12.8% of Britons are diagnosed more than anxiety than they were fourteen years ago. You would think that watching horror movies that evoke fear and panic would be the wrong …

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Mental Health and Pets

Mental Health and Pets

Mental Health and Pets Pets can provide you with a great source of comfort and unconditional love. According to the Mental Health Foundation, a survey of 600 people said that 87% of respondents felt that owning a cat gave them a positive impact on their wellbeing and 76% felt like cats helped them cope with …

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Different Personality Disorders

Different Personality Disorders

Different Personality Disorders Personality disorders can occur in conjunction with mental health disorders, like mood disorders, or with substance use disorders, such as drug addiction. Schizoid Personality Disorder: Being indifferent to social relationships and have a limited range of emotional expression. Their social and emotional detachments prevent them from being close to anyone. This can …

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TED Talks on Mental Health Part 5

TED Talks on Mental Health Part 5

TED Talks on Mental Health Part 5 While being too absorbed in technology is not always the best, the internet can be useful in combating mental illness stigma. Here are two TED Talks of how social media can empower people to talk about their mental illness. Photographer and aspiring filmmaker Tara Ösp Tjörvadóttir’s “Can Social …

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List of Eight Mood Disorders

List of Eight Mood Disorders

List of Eight Mood Disorders Mood disorders are common forms of mental health issues experienced by people around the world. One mood disorder can be different from another, creating different issues. Commonly, mood disorders are co-occurring with substance use issues. Understanding mood disorders is one of the first steps toward diagnosing them and creating a …

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4 Mental Health Organizations in the UK

4 Mental Health Organizations in the UK

4 Mental Health Organizations in the UK Not everyone can afford treatment fo   Samaritans: A charity started in 1953 by Chad Varah who, as a curate, had taken the funeral of a fourteen year-old girl who killed herself because she thought she had an STD when really she was menstruating. He placed an ad …

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What Anxiety Feels Like

What Anxiety Feels Like

What Anxiety Feels Like Anxiety is when you suffer extreme apprehension and worry which can affect everyday situations and relationships. Anxiety is not a disorder to take lightly as side effects include panic attacks, headaches, frequent urination, insomnia, having trouble sleeping, depression, and much more. If you know someone with anxiety, it is best to …

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Selfie Addiction is a Mental Health Issue

Selfie Addiction is a Mental Health Issue

Selfie Addiction is a Mental Health Issue Selfies are a major trend today where you take photos of yourself and upload them on social media. Because of the smart phone device of being able to flip a camera angle directly towards you instead of just in front, people love to take advantage of that so …

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Self-Harm and Addiction

Self-Harm and Addiction

Self-Harm and Addiction Some people let out their anxiety and frustration by locking themselves in their room or crying. Others develop an addiction to self-harm where you deliberately and intentionally hurt yourself with no intent of suicide. Current Psychiatry says that 90% of self-harmers experience temporary relief from overwhelming emotions and negative thoughts. Different forms …

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