Anxiety & Depression

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Postnatal Depression: Living on Empty

More than just the 'baby blues', postnatal depression is a mental illness causing anxious thoughts and extended feelings of hopelessness. Recovery is a gradual process, but with the right treatment and support, it is possible to navigate this confusing mental maze.

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Making Sense of Bipolar Disorder

Notoriously difficult to diagnose, bipolar disorder is as debilitating as it is destructive. The symptoms, causes and types are wide-ranging and extreme. Therefore, a strong support network is vital for those who struggle with this complex disorder.

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Coping With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Care

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable, disturbing thoughts and repetitive behaviors. There are, however, effective treatments for OCD sufferers.

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Risk Factors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Some people who experience extreme trauma develop PTSD symptoms, including flashbacks and disturbing dreams. Although it is not possible to predict who will develop PTSD, there are some risk factors.

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How to Control Feelings of Depression

Can you stop yourself spiralling into a pit of depression?

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Intrusive Thoughts and Feelings With High Anxiety

Disturbing thoughts can be a major problem for those who suffer with anxiety disorders. Why do you get them and how can you deal with them?

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5 Steps to Stop a Panic Attack Now

Are you having a panic attack? Learn how to stop it in its tracks with these simple steps.

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Major Depressive Disorder: Psychotic Depression

Depression, itself, is enough to change your behaviour and impede your functioning. Psychosis can exacerbate those changes and make the experience terrifying. Learn about how it can be treated.

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Stress Overload: Nonepileptic Seizures

What happens when stress builds to gigantic proportions? What happens when stress converts itself into a physical manifestation? Nonepileptic seizures explained.

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How to Treat Mild Anxiety Disorder

How do you cope with anxiety when it becomes a way of life for you? Are you a worrier who does not know how to relax?

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Why You Should Take Responsibility for Your Panic Disorder Behaviour

Are you really addressing your panic disorder? Long standing panic disorder can create a multitude of bad habits. Taking responsibility for your panic or fear problem is a big step towards your recovery.

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Depersonalization and Derealization - Symptoms of Severe Anxiety

A severe anxiety problem or bout of depression can produce many odd symptoms. Depersonalization and derealization are two of the worst symptoms a sufferer may encounter.

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Depression and Anxiety —Comorbidities in Mental Health

Depression and anxiety commonly exist together. Can it make a primary mental illness diagnosis worse?

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How Does Panic Disorder Start?

Panic disorder can only develop if you have a negative first panic attack experience. What turns a panic attack into panic disorder?

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Agoraphobia - Shopping and Panic

People take going shopping for granted. What happens when this everyday activity brings such fear that you totally avoid doing it?