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Stress
November 13, 2014

Exam Stress: The Final Push

How are you coping? No doubt exams have taken their toll on you physically and mentally, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel – you’re nearly there! It’s time for the final push! Here are some tips to get you over the final hurdle. (more…)
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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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Stress
June 3, 2014

Could you be suffering from workplace stress?

Work stress is more than just having a couple of bad days at the office. While small issues like unanswered phones, or a bust photocopy machine can cause instant stress, bigger issues like having too much work on your plate, or conflict with a boss or colleague, can lead to long-term stress. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
June 2, 2014

Why does Oscar’s psych assessment have GAD sufferers worried?

Last week, Oscar Pistorius began his 30 day mental evaluation at Weskoppies psychiatric hospital in Pretoria. The unexpected break in his murder trial came after a psychiatrist suggested he was suffering from general anxiety disorder (GAD) at the time he shot his girlfriend dead at his home in February last year. (more…)
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Stress
April 8, 2014

Murder accused Shrien Dewani is back in SA, but will he stand trial?

3 ½ years ago, Shrien Dewani and his young wife Anni made international headlines when the couple were allegedly hijacked on the outskirts of Cape Town, while on honeymoon. Anni was shot and killed, and what followed was a series of events which saw Dewani leaving the country within days of his wife’s murder. You can read the full details of the Dewani case here. (more…)
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Stress
November 23, 2013

Is your sweet tooth causing you stress?

Yikes! A recent study showed that over the past 50 years our consumption of chocolate has doubled – to nearly 11kg a year – and that’s not including any other sugary sweet foods we indulge in. Be honest, could this be you? Most people enjoy a little sweet treat every now and again, and we often turn to chocolate or other sweets when we’re feeling stressed or emotional – and it generally makes us feel better. Researchers disagree though, and suggest that rather than making us feel better, sugar could be making us feel more ‘panicked and wired’. They’ve also…
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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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