Social Anxiety

What is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety disorder affects the lives of nearly 15 million people. It is marked by a powerful fear of negative public examination. The individual is afraid of being embarrassed or humiliated in front of others. Usually the individual’s lack of social skills perpetuates the fear. YOU are NOT ALONE The most common example of social anxiety disorder is the fear of public speaking. Other situation that can cause extreme distress include eating or drinking in … [Read more...]

Menopause Mood Swings: 7 Effective Tips to Manage It

After not having periods for more than 12 months, women enter menopause - yet another challenging phase in a women’s life. Mood swings are always on the rise at this stage. However, even doctors do not know why women experience such drastic mood swings as menopausal symptoms, but they believe fluctuating hormones are a huge reason behind it. Influence of Hormonal Changes on Your Mood The deduction in estrogen will impact how your body manages serotonin and norepinephrine - which are … [Read more...]

Global Mental Health: Escalating Psychiatric Care Shortage

"Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide. And now, billions of people around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is having a further impact on people’s mental health. Yet, relatively few people around the world have access to quality mental health services. In low and … [Read more...]

Should Gender Bias in Pain Management Stop?

What is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain is usually caused by an initial injury, such as a back sprain or pulled muscle. It's believed that chronic pain develops after nerves become damaged. The nerve damage makes pain more intense and long lasting. In these cases, treating the underlying injury may not resolve the chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for over three months. The pain can be there all the time, or it may come and go. It can happen anywhere in your body. Chronic pain … [Read more...]

Has Your Bladder Bottomed Out?

Millions of women experience involuntary loss of urine called urinary incontinence (UI). Some women may lose a few drops of urine while running or coughing. Others may feel a strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of urine. Many women experience both symptoms. UI can be slightly bothersome or totally debilitating. For some women, the risk of public embarrassment keeps them from enjoying many activities with their family and friends. Urine loss can also occur during … [Read more...]

Children’s Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Disorders in Children and Youth Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. The good news is that early diagnosis and treatment lead to better outcomes for children later in life. Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, which cause distress and problems getting through … [Read more...]

January is Canada’s Alzheimer Awareness Month

In Canada, 747,000 people currently live with dementia and one of the major challenges they and their families face when they receive the diagnosis is the stigma associated with it. Internationally, produced on May 23, 2018 this report provides an overview of global developments in response to the adoption of the WHO’s Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025. The report was launched on the one-year anniversary of the adoption of the plan at the 71st World … [Read more...]

What Are the Types of Breast Augmentations Available Today?

Here are the many different types of breast augmentations that are offered today: Cosmetic surgeries have become increasingly popular as the years have gone by. Breast augmentations in particular have evolved from being purely cosmetic. Nowadays new subtle procedures have corrective or restorative purposes. The procedures involved are not only easier but also less intrusive. That's reflected in the fact that more than 4% of women have had some kind of breast augmentation! That … [Read more...]

Children’s Mental Health Matters, Take Action!

Mental Health Disorders in Children and Youth It estimated that nearly 1 in 5 Ontario children under the age of 19 experiences a mental, emotional or behavioural disorder that is severe enough to seriously affect their daily functioning at home, school or within the community1. The good news is that early diagnosis and treatment lead to better outcomes for children later in life. Some of the more common mental health disorders affecting children and youth are listed below. Click … [Read more...]

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