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ADHD

What is ADHD? In today’s fast paced world of video games and high speed internet it seems as though everyone is having trouble paying attention to anything for more than a split second. But for some kids this restlessness actually indicates a mental health problem. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a term used to […]

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Aging & Retirement

Aging & Retirement: Retirement can be a time of freedom and reward after a lengthy career of service. For many it’s a chance to get to things they’ve always wanted to and finally are able. Most people live active fulfilling lives in their retirement years. But it’s also a time of change that can catch […]

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Alzheimer’s

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, which causes thinking and memory to become seriously impaired. How common is Alzheimer’s? 1 in 20 Canadians over age 65 is affected by Alzheimer’s disease and more women are affected by the disease than men. What are the symptoms? Memory loss that […]

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Anxiety Disorder

What is Anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s natural response to a stressful or dangerous situation. In these situations, the body reacts by causing the heart to beat faster, the palms to sweat and the mind to race. These are normal responses to stress and danger that we have all experienced when public speaking or walking […]

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Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? Everyone has ups and downs; feeling happy, sad and angry is normal. But if you are experiencing extreme mood swings, laughing more than you normally would or crying at the smallest thing, you may be suffering from bipolar disorder. It used to be called Manic Depression. Bipolar disorder is no one’s […]

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Depression

What is Depression? It’s part of normal human existence to feel down, depressed and sad at times. We have all said ‘I’m so depressed’ after being dumped or failing an exam, or when your favorite team loses the game. But when a health care provider talks about Depression, they’re referring to something different. Clinical depression, […]

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Grief & Loss

Loss & Grief: Losing a loved one is something that many of us fear and is among the most stressful events you will experience. It may feel like you are going crazy but remember, there is no right or wrong way to feel and it is natural to experience lots of different emotions. Understanding grief […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Everyone experiences worry, concern and uneasiness from time to time. We may worry about a problem at work or school, about money, health, or if our team is going to win the Stanley Cup. But if you can’t stop worrying about the same thing over and over, and it’s […]

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Postpartum Depression

What is postpartum depression? They say pregnancy and having a baby is supposed to be the happiest event of your life. Everyone gets excited about the idea, but having a baby is not always what you expect, even if your baby is the cutest one ever born! Having a baby is challenging, both physically and […]

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Psychosis/Schizophrenia

What is Psychosis/Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a mental health condition and a disorder of the brain’s functioning. It can seriously disturb the way people think, feel, experience reality, and relate to others. People with schizophrenia are often misunderstood and blamed for their behaviour. It is important to understand that this is a medical disorder and it […]

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