Archive | Mood & Mental Health

Lifestyle changes for stress and tension

Mental Health   Lifestyle changes for stress and tension   Finding ways to relax physically and mentally will enable you to disperse the tension and cope with difficult situations early, rather than developing an unhealthy heightened sense of awareness. You could: Participate in an exercise class or other strenuous physical activity to release muscle tension […]

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Breathing techniques for stress and anxiety

Mental Health     Breathing techniques for stress and anxiety   When you feel anxious, particularly if you start experiencing a panic attack, your breathing becomes fast and shallow, which disrupts the body’s oxygen and carbon-dioxide levels. To correct hyperventilating, try this technique: Sit with one hand over the top of your abdomen and breathe […]

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Feel a little wound up?

Mental Health     Feel a little wound up?   Normal anxiety usually has a cause of which you are aware, but it can become a problem when worry or apprehension is experienced for no apparent reason, or is much worse than the situation warrants.   Although anxiety is an emotional state, it can include […]

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Alternative therapies for anxiety

Mental Health     Alternative therapies for anxiety   You could enjoy a relaxing aromatherapy massage, to relieve some of the physical tension. Placing some soothing chamomile and lavender essential oil in an aromatherapy burner to permeate the atmosphere may be useful. A few drops of lavender oil on your pillow at night could promote […]

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Mood Disorders

Overview Mood disorders are a cluster of disorders that are marked by a disturbed mood – either depressed or elevated (mania / hypomania). While it is normal to have periods of elation and depression, a mood disorder implies that the mood is altered for longer than normal and that it interferes with the person’s mental, […]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

An overview of ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental and psychiatric disorder in children, characterized primarily by inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination thereof. For a child with ADHD, these behaviours cause significant impairment in daily functioning. When such impairment is not evident, and the behaviours occur only occasionally, they are more […]

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