Daily Archives: June 28, 2016

Mindfullness

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to whatever is happening in our lives, inside and out, in the present moment. When we connect with the present, we become aware of habitual patterns of thought, emotion and behaviour. With mindfulness, … Continue reading

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Electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) uses an electric current to treat depression and some other mental illnesses. Description During ECT, the electric current triggers a seizure in the brain. Doctors believe that the seizure activity may help the brain “rewire” itself, which … Continue reading

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Brain Stimulation Therapies

Overview Brain stimulation therapies can play a role in treating certain mental disorders. Brain stimulation therapies involve activating or inhibiting the brain directly with electricity. The electricity can be given directly by electrodes implanted in the brain, or noninvasively through … Continue reading

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Psychotherapies

Psychotherapies What is psychotherapy? Psychotherapy, or “talk therapy”, is a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and … Continue reading

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Mental Health Medications

Overview Medications can play a role in treating several mental disorders and conditions. Treatment may also include psychotherapy (also called “talk therapy”) and brain stimulation therapies (less common). In some cases, psychotherapy alone may be the best treatment option. Choosing … Continue reading

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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Definition Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts. DMDD symptoms go beyond a being a “moody” child—children with DMDD experience severe impairment that requires clinical attention. DMDD is a … Continue reading

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Borderline personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. In 1980, theDiagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Third Edition(DSM-III) listed BPD as a diagnosable … Continue reading

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Positive thinking affirmations

Present Tense Affirmations I am full of optimism I am a positive thinker I always find the positive in everything I feel great about myself and my life I think positive thoughts and radiate positive energy with ease I am … Continue reading

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Motivation positive affirmations

Present Tense Affirmations I am a highly motivated person I am motivated at all times I am always motivated and always get things done on time I am a naturally motivated individual and motivation comes naturally to me I am … Continue reading

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Depression myths and facts

Myth: Hard Work Beats Depression Depression affects nearly one in six people at some point in their lives, so folk remedies and half-truths about this common illness abound. One such idea: throw yourself into work and you’ll feel better. For … Continue reading

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