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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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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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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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