anxiety


  • Dependence on Technology and Mental Health

    Dependence on Technology and Mental Health

     You probably have your own view on dependence on technology and mental health, but let’s have a look. To answer this question we first need to understand what anxiety actually is.  The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” Whilst most people will…


  • Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

    Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

    What is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition that can cause unusual levels of hyperactivity and impulsive behaviors. People with ADHD may also have trouble focusing their attention on a single task or sitting still for long periods of time. Many people experience inattention and changes in energy levels. For…


  • KNOW AND COPE WITH YOUR ASTHMA

    KNOW AND COPE WITH YOUR ASTHMA

    Overview Asthma is a long-term condition affecting children and adults. The air passages in the lungs become narrow due to inflammation and tightening of the muscles around the small airways. This causes asthma symptoms such as cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and chest tightness. These symptoms are intermittent and are often worse at night or…


  • Aerophobia: Fear of flying

    Aerophobia: Fear of flying

    Aerophobia is a type of specific phobia that involves a fear of flying or air travel. While statistics suggest that air travel is actually safer than traveling by other means including car and train, flying remains a common source of fear.1 Research suggests that between 2.5% and 40% of people experience flying-related anxiety each year.2 Estimates on…


  • BENEFITS OF PLANTS ON YOUR HEALTH

    BENEFITS OF PLANTS ON YOUR HEALTH

    1. Plants Reduce Stress Scientists agree that houseplants can improve your outlook. Research suggests that plants have a positive effect on stress reduction, pain tolerance, and physical discomfort — but environmental psychologists aren’t exactly sure why this happens. It could be that plants simply make a room more colorful and attractive. Or, an indoor brush…


  • Acrophobia: Fear of Heights

    Acrophobia: Fear of Heights

    Acrophobia is a persistent and intense fear of heights. People with acrophobia will experience panic and sudden anxiety in a variety of situations involving heights. These situations could include standing on a bridge, looking over a cliff, being on the top floor of a skyscraper, riding in an airplane, and more. It’s important to understand,…


  • IMMUNITY

    IMMUNITY

    What is Immunity? Immunity refers to the body’s ability to prevent the invasion of pathogens. Pathogens are foreign disease-causing substances, such as bacteria and viruses, and people are exposed to them every day. Antigens are attached to the surface of pathogens and stimulate an immune response in the body. An immune response is the body’s defense system…


  • LICE

    LICE

    Lice are tiny, wingless insects that feed on human blood. Lice spread from person to person through close contact and by sharing belongings. There are three types of lice: Unless treated properly, lice can become a recurring problem. Symptoms Head lice Common signs and symptoms of lice include: How do you treat head lice? Treatment…


  • Anorexia

    Anorexia

    Anorexia means a loss of appetite or the inability to eat, and it can be a symptom of various diseases. When a person has anorexia nervosa, they intentionally restrict their food as part of a serious and potentially life threatening mental health disorder. This often involves emotional challenges, an unrealistic body image, and an exaggerated…


  • Hypothalamic dysfunction

    Hypothalamic dysfunction

    Hypothalamic dysfunction is a problem with part of the brain called the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus helps control the pituitary gland and regulates many body functions. Causes The hypothalamus helps keep the body’s internal functions in balance. It helps regulate: Another important function of the hypothalamus is to control the pituitary gland. The pituitary is a small…