Covid-19 – A Time of Testing Psychological Resilience
We are in times of uncertainty right now, there’s no doubt about it. And it is in uncertain times like this, our psychological resilience is put to test and shows up most evidently. As nations, organizations and individuals brace ourselves in meeting the challenges Covid-19 bring, the reduced business and social activities, changes in how and where we work, is actually giving us a much needed space and time to reflect about life and perhaps finally spending more time with our loved ones.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic disorder that includes obsessions, compulsions or both. It is more than fear of germs or arranging items. Rather, it causes severe distress and interferes with work and relationships.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. It is the most common type of dementia (an umbrella term relating to problems with memory, thinking and behaviour). It is not a normal process of aging. In fact, early onset Alzheimer’s occurs from ages 30 to 60. Symptoms of late onset Alzheimer’s begin at age 60.
Depression: Recognizing the 11 Signs
Depression. It is more than just sadness. Most of us have felt sad or upset at times. We feel these emotions when we encounter disappointments or losses. However, when these overwhelming feelings last for long periods of time, they can dominate our lives. Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is more than just sadness. It is a disorder affecting the ways we feel, think, and carry out activities. Depression can interfere with our work,
Feeling anxious from time to time is a regular part of life. Facing stressful events can lead to feelings of anxiety. But when does it become too much? People with an Anxiety Disorder have intense and persistent fears about everyday situations. Feelings of discomfort, shortness of breath and fast heartbeats can indicate the onset of an Anxiety Disorder. These irrational feelings are difficult to control and interfere with relationships, work, and sleep.
Bipolar Disorder is characterised by shifts in extreme moods that include emotional highs (mania) and lows (depression). More than just fleeting moments of mania and depression, the cycles of bipolar disorder can last from days to months. Nevertheless, these mood swings can occur rarely or many times a year. It affects sleep, energy, thinking and behaviour.
What is Autism? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterised by difficulties in socialisation and communication, and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviours. Indicators of ASD appear by age two to three, and can be diagnosed by 18 months.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder characterised by inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. ADHD is not just a childhood disorder, as it continues through to adulthood. It is usually discovered in school when the child has difficulty paying attention. In some cases, ADHD is not recognised or diagnosed until the person is an adult.
Panic Disorder: Is The Alarm Real?
According to the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent unexpected panic attacks consisting of physical and cognitive symptoms – such as palpitations, dyspnea, dizziness, derealisation, fear of losing control, and fear of dying – that surge abruptly and reach a peak within minutes, provoking intense fear or discomfort.
What Do Our Emotional Triggers Say About Us?
Have you ever experienced a moment when someone jokingly makes a comment that may not be a huge deal to other people, but it immediately destabilizes you for the rest of the day? Suddenly, you find yourself fixated on that comment and all you can feel is a variety of negatively charged emotions such as sadness, shame, anxiety, anger? Does this resonate with you?
Is It OK to Be Positive All The Time?
Being positive is good and people usually try to be positive or look good at all times. People feel good through their thoughts or behaviours. This is part of human nature. However, is it realistic to be positive all the time when we consider life’s negative events? To answer this question, we need to understand what is being positive and its importance.
Dementia: Maintaining Cognitive Health for Better Mental Health
Cognitive health refers to the ability to think clearly, learn and remember while mental health refers to our psychological and emotional well-being. Although these definitions differ from one another, cognitive and mental health are closely related to each other as seen by the link between dementia and depression.