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Mental Health

Mental health is the successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and providing the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity. 

Mental illness

Mental illness refers to all diagnosable mental disorders—health conditions characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior associated with distress or impaired functioning.

A person struggling with their mental health may experience this because of stress, loneliness, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, death of a loved one, suicidal thoughts, grief, addiction, ADHD, Cutting, Self-harm, Self-Injury, burning, various mood disorders, or other mental illnesses of varying degrees, as well as learning disabilities.

Therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners or physicians can help manage mental illness with treatments such as therapy, counseling, or medication.

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What is insomnia? Insomnia is characterised by difficulties initiating, sustaining, or obtaining qualitatively satisfying sleep despite adequate sleep opportunities and circumstances , resulting in impaired daytime functioning. Intermittent or acute insomnia is of short dura...
24 Jan 2020
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Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Having healthy sleep habits is often referred to as having good sleep hygiene. Good sleep practices can be divided into two main groups, one serving to stabilise the circadian rhythm or body clock, while the ...
21 Jan 2020
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What is anorexia nervosa (AN?) AN is a disorder characterised by: the preoccupation with body weight and food, behaviour directed toward losing weight, peculiar patterns of handling food, weight loss, intense fear of gaining weight, disturbance of body imag...
21 Jan 2020
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The following common causes of insomnia can be remembered by using the mnemonic: INSOMNIAC. I stands for illness due to a medical condition (asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic pains, cancer, acid-reflux disease (GERD), chronic obstructive lung disease, joint pains)....
20 Jan 2020
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Anorexia nervosa, often simply called anorexia, is an eating disorder that causes people to lose an unhealthy amount of weight. It is characterized by a fear of gaining weight even in those who are already underweight or may be dieting and exercising to lose weight. It is an eating disorder charac...
18 Jan 2020
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A condition that came to my mind is that of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea. This type of apnea occurs w...
18 Jan 2020
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There are different processes involved in remembering things: Firstly, one will need to pay attention. If you are not able to focus, then you will not be able to pay notice and then register the piece of information. Here are some factors: High-stress level - it will interf...
15 Jan 2020
It depends on what type of sleep disorder you have. If it’s insomnia related issues, then you may need to see a psychiatrist . If it’s snoring and/or poor sleep quality, then you need to see an ENT doctor who has training in sleep medicine and surgery or a...
14 Jan 2020
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Thank you for asking a question on such a commonly encountered scenario at the clinic. First of all, it will be important to figure out the type of involuntary movements that you have as the causes may differ according to the type of movements. An involuntary movement occurs when...
4 Jan 2020
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What is a fetishistic disorder? Fetishistic disorder is an intense sexual attraction to either inanimate objects or to body parts not traditionally viewed as sexual, coupled with clinically significant distress or impairment. The term "fetishism" originates from the Portuguese ...
31 Dec 2019
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