Social Isolation: How It Affects Mental Health

Social Isolation mental health affects

Since the start of the pandemic, many individuals are forced to quarantine, stay on lockdown, and have social distance inside their houses, condos, apartments, etc. This physical distancing is essential to slow down the spread of the virus. However, long periods of social distancing can affect your mental health — both for the better and for the worse.

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Tips to Reduce The Anxiety of People Who Suffer from GAD

Tips to Reduce The Anxiety of People Who Suffer from GAD

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is associated with excessive and constant concern about a variety of topics. GAD sufferers have a hard time controlling their anxiety.

Many individuals with GAD do not really know how to end the anxiety loop and believe that is beyond their power. They also believe that they can not control their anxiety and that their anxiety controls them. This can lead to several issues, one of which is stress.  When anxiety is acute and stress levels are high, some people will find it difficult to carry out even the most basic daily tasks. 

Additionally, many people with GAD will avoid situations due to their anxiety, which will cause them to miss out on opportunities.

So, how can they alleviate or reduce their anxiety so as to not miss out on anything?

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Understanding the Side Effects of Antidepressants

An antidepressant is a type of medication that helps alleviate the symptoms of various mental health disorders such as, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, serious phobias, such as agoraphobia and social phobia, bulimia, and lastly, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They try to address chemical imbalances in the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are thought to be the cause of mood and behavioral shifts.

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Common Symptoms of Childhood Depression

 Depression can be a devastating mental health issue that can heavily affect the life of an individual. Adults can have trouble managing their day to day with it. However, it’s effects can be much more prevalent when a child is the one experiencing it. The worst part is that it can have long lasting effects on a child as they age. So you need to be on the lookout for it’s symptoms before it causes permanent damage. 

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Understanding The Value Of Proper Mental Health

A person’s mental health is one of the most valuable assets that they can have. Without proper care, you could become a nervous wreck or develop various long term mental illnesses. These include depression, PTSD, and anxiety. But what exactly does it mean to have proper mental health. We’re going to be exploring this in today’s article.

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Understanding Tourette’s Syndrome

What is Tourette’s Syndrome?

Tourette’s Syndrome is a disorder that can affect 1 in 162 people and can easily affect a person’s social life. This disorder is characterized by several “tics” that happen daily. These tics are actions that a patient repeats over and over again over the course of their life. These tics can manifest in either actions or vocalizations. 

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