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Psychiatry and Me

What else can I do to maintain my mental wellbeing? As has been discussed under previous topics above, not all mental illness requires medication. Unfortunately, some mental illness needs medication and it is vital to take medication as it has been prescribed. Your psychiatrist will talk to you about your diagnosis and need for medication […]

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Meeting my Psychiatrist

What can I expect the first time I meet my Psychiatrist? Your first appointment with a psychiatrist will be a longer appointment than usual. Your psychiatrist will take a detailed history from you. Some of the questions they will ask you will include your reason for coming now, your past medical history and past and […]

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Pregnancy and Mental Health

Is Perinatal Mental Health even a thing? Why is it important? Pregnancy and the birth of a child is a time of joy for many women however it may also be a time of great stress. Many women will look back and acknowledge that with all the joy and wonder of bringing a new life […]

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Female Mental Health

What does Female Mental Health mean? Mental health is not just the absence of disease but rather means to be in a state of emotional and psychological well being. Women and men may be affected by mental illness differently. Some illnesses such as anxiety and depression occur more often in women than in men. Women […]

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Psychiatry and Medication

Will my psychiatrist prescribe medication? Many, but not all illnesses that affect the mind have been shown to be linked to changes in the chemicals in the brain. Examples of these chemical include serotonin, dopamine, noradrenalin, GABA and glutamate. Sometimes other illnesses can also cause symptoms of mental illness. Examples of other illnesses that can […]

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Psychology vs. Psychiatry

What is the difference between psychology and psychiatry? People often ask what the difference between psychology and psychiatry is. Psychologists are professionals who have extensively studied psychotherapy and how to treat mental and emotional difficulties. They are skilled in providing therapy to help people with their problems. Psychiatrists on the other hand, are trained medical […]

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What is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry means “a healing of the soul” and get its origins from the Greek word psykhe, meaning “mind,” and iatreia, meaning “healing, care.” Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that specialises in the complex interactions between the functioning of the brain, the physical body, emotions and the mind. Psychiatrists are specialised medical doctors who treat illnesses of the mind. They may […]

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About Reflexology

Reflexology is a well known therapeutic method where the patients pain is relieved by stimulating predefined pressure points on the hands and feet. This controlled pressure helps to alleviate the source of discomfort. In the absence of any particular abnormality or malady, reflexology can be just as effective for promoting illness prevention and good health […]

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Chronic Medication

What is a chronic condition? Often referred to as incurable but manageable disease a chronic condition is a set of symptoms or a disease which is long lasting in their presence and effects. These effects need to be controlled or minimised in order for the patient to remain alive and healthy. Examples of chronic conditions […]

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What about your Posture

Postural Alignment Having your bones meet each other and fit properly at their respective joints is an indication that your postural alignment is in place. You know your posture is in alignment when all your bones are centered on each other and your muscles are relaxed with none of your body parts twisted or bent […]

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