Mental & Emotional Health
January 5, 2018

Are you feeling paranoid? Here’s what to do

Do you constantly feel like someone’s watching you? Or maybe calling your name? Do you sense that danger may be upon you and it makes you intensely anxious and fearful; even if you don’t have any real evidence that it’s true? If you tend to assume that people have negative motivations, or you find yourself obsessing over trivial things that people do, you may be paranoid. Paranoid personality disorder is a long-term mental health condition. It involves intense feelings of mistrust, suspicion, and hostility toward people. The disorder makes you feel that people are constantly out to hurt or take…
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Mental & Emotional Health
March 10, 2017

Hypnotherapy – fact or fiction?

When you think of hypnosis, you probably imagine a performance where someone dangles an object in front of the participant’s eyes, trying to snap them into a state. Hypnosis may seem like a hoax, but it’s a genuine form of psychological treatment. Hypnosis, clinically known as hypnotherapy, is usually used along with psychotherapy, allowing you to explore any thoughts, feelings and memories you might have hidden from your conscious mind. Hypnosis helps you to see things differently, like refraining from blocking awareness of painful emotions. There are two main types of hypnotherapy used for different treatment: Suggestion hypnotherapy helps you…
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January 17, 2014

How is depression best treated?

Not all depression is the same, so if you’ve been diagnosed with depression your doctor will speak to you about the different treatment options available, and which would suit you best. For patients with clinical depression, treatment may include psychotherapy with or without prescribed anti-depressants. For others who don't respond to standard depression treatments, doctors may offer brain stimulation techniques such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also called electroshock therapy. (more…)
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