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Anxiety

AnxietyStress
March 30, 2015

5 Silent stress assassins

It’s normal to have a stressful day now and then - think about tax season, exam-time or before you go to an interview, for example. Long-term stress however is much more serious and it can lead to a number of health conditions. Chronic stress from a demanding job or domestic problems puts your body under a daily assault of hormones that can cause a whole host of nagging health problems. The symptoms aren’t always obvious until you’re in trouble – so here are some warning signs: (more…)
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Anxiety
March 20, 2015

No panic at this disco

One moment you’re minding your own business, and the next your heart is racing, your nerves are shot and you feel so bad you think you’re going to die! This is what we call a panic attack. (more…)
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Anxiety
March 14, 2015

Laugh in the face of anxiety

Did you forget to buy a gift for your wife on your anniversary? Or is your teenager still out partying past their curfew? Waiting for the result of a medical test or a call back from a vital interview? This is all part of a normal, anxiety-filled life in the 21st century. We know exactly how this feels, but we have a few anxiety-busting tricks up our sleeves. (more…)
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AnxietyStress
November 3, 2014

Sleep and Exam Stress

It’s the Matric finals, and we know exactly what this is like! Besides the schedule, and the feeling that it’s all nearly behind you, there’s the stress of wondering just what they’re going to ask in each subject. And that means a rush to try and cover everything, just in case. (more…)
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AnxietyDepression
August 12, 2014

All about teen depression

Don’t all teenagers lurk in their rooms and moan about getting up for school? Occasional moodiness and a little bit of melancholy is normal for teenagers, but depression isn’t just bad moods and the occasional blues - it’s a serious condition. Untreated, teen depression can lead to substance abuse, self-mutilation, violence, pregnancy, and even suicide. It’s not all doom and gloom though, and there are plenty of ways teachers, parents and friends can help. Here, we take a closer look at teen depression. Understanding teen depression (more…)
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Anxiety
July 20, 2014

What anxiety does to your body

We’ve come to understand that anxiety is much more than just a feeling. Remember Tony Soprano’s first panic attack – the one where he ended up in the Emergency Room for a suspected heart attack? Well, that’s just one of the nasty ways long-term stress can present itself. (more…)
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Anxiety
January 9, 2014

Your child’s first day at school: dealing with anxiety

The first day your child goes to ‘big’ school is a memorable time for any family! Emotions are running high in parents, and children are filled with a mixture of excitement, nerves and anxiety – and who could blame them? (more…)
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AnxietyStress
November 19, 2013

Coping with exam stress

How Can I Help My Child? Exam time is stressful for everyone, and parents often feel helpless when it comes to helping their children manage stress and do their best in exams. Well help is here, and Dr. Russell from Hello Doctor gave some handy tips to help you, as parents, manage the next couple of months. (more…)
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