depression & anxiety

Hidden signs of depression

The Hidden Signs of Depression Everyone Should Know

Depression is a common mental health disorder, with studies showing that more than 264 million people suffer from depression globally. Hidden depression The above statistics are harrowing. Yet, a proportion of individuals with depression conceal their symptoms or hide their troubling emotions from their loved ones’ – mental health professionals often refer to this condition …

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What does your attachment style say about your relationships?

Knowing your attachment style helps you navigate your relationships more easily and to understand yourself and others better and learn how to develop healthier attachments. Recognizing which attachment style you’re leaning toward can move you to greater satisfaction in your relationships. Explaining the attachment theory  Attachment goes back many years. Newborns bond with their mothers …

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What Is Meant by Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders? Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Many people experience dissociation at some stage. During a dissociative episode, you might be aware of what is happening to you or be confused or shocked by your symptoms. This experience can be frightening as various (unpleasant) symptoms are linked to dissociation, a mental health condition often triggered by a stressful or traumatic event. Feeling …

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Is it possible to recover from a narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is one of ten personality disorders classified within the diagnostic and statistical manual (DSM-5) as a ”Cluster B” personality disorder. To be diagnosed with a Cluster B personality disorder, a person must demonstrate erratic, dramatic, and overly emotional behavioural patterns, among other symptoms. What is a narcissistic personality disorder? A narcissistic …

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Social anxiety disorder and attachment history

The link between social anxiety disorder and attachment theory

Social anxiety gets precipitated by an excessive fear of social situations, which frequently gets characterized as a person having exaggerated perceptions of the potential for catastrophic outcomes, e.g., humiliation, loss of self-worth, and negative judgments from others (Clark & Wells, 1995). Social anxiety Typically, people who report having feelings of social anxiety have also reported …

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Five Natural Antidepressants (And Three Things That Make Depression Worse!)

Five Natural Antidepressants (And Three Things That Make Depression Worse!)

Globally, depression affects more than 264 million people of all ages, making it one of the world’s leading illnesses. The causes and effects of depression can be complex, making treatment tricky and the following true: What works for one may not work for another. Many people take prescription antidepressants, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like …

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Overcoming depression: Is rehab an effective solution?

Depression and suicide are more prevalent now than ever before. We’re working more, socialising less and we constantly feel like we’re missing out. But, because there are few physical signs and symptoms, it is oftentimes ignored, despite being one of the biggest killers across the western world. The term ‘rehab’, however, has connotations of drug …

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Depression: What are the signs and symptoms?

Approximately one in four people experience a mental health problem each year, according to Mind, a mental health charity in the U.K. From post-traumatic stress disorder to anxiety and depression, today’s generations suffer greatly. However, many people are failing to recognise and act on their mental health issues for many reasons. Some choose to ignore …

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