Dreams

What are dreams, really? Dreams have been a constant puzzle to solve, even to experts. There are many theories as to why we dream. Sigmund Freud had suggested that our dreams represent our repressed emotions and that dreams are an outlet for them to come alive. Carl Jung, another famous Psychologist, suggested that dreams play…

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Emotional and Behavioural Disorder in Children

Mental Health Disorders (MHD) in children are common, and a significant number of this population deal with emotional and behavioural problems (EBP) or emotional and behavioural disorders (EBD). In a study by the Australian Department of Health, approximately 1 in 7 Australian children are diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Knowing about your child’s emotional and…

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Hypochondriasis

Hypochondriasis, also known as Illness Anxiety Disorder, is a type of anxiety disorder where the patient shows excessive worrying with regards to being sick, without physical symptoms. The patient may believe that they have a severe underlying illness even if they experience normal to mild bodily sensations.   Symptoms:  Always worrying about having a disease or…

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How to Deal with Procrastination

Procrastination – a challenge we have all faced at some point in our lives. And it turns out humans have been struggling with delaying, avoiding, and procrastinating important tasks for centuries. Ancient Greek philosophers, for instance, Socrates and Aristotle, developed the word: ‘Akrasia’, to describe this type of behavior. Akrasia is defined as acting against one’s…

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Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic Personality Disorder  Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD) is a type of dramatic/emotional personality disorder characterised by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behaviours, often presenting by early adulthood.  Individuals with HPD may come across as overly dramatic, erratic, and emotional, often with attention-seeking tendencies. HPD affects approximately 2-3% of the population and shares some…

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5 Tips to Manage Worrying Thoughts

“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace” – Randy Armstrong  “You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow” – Janis Joplin. Worrying thoughts can be helpful – it encourages us to take action. Worrying about an assessment may motivate a student to study to ensure a more positive result.…

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