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The New Killer Drugs

The New Killer Drugs

“For every drug overdose that results in death, there are many more nonfatal overdoses, each one with its own emotional and economic toll.”  ― Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Fourth wave of fentanyl overdoses persists in America Cast your mind back to the US Presidential debates in 2016 and you’ll likely remember politicians debating/arguing about …

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Psychiatric Treatment for Extreme Affluence

Psychiatric Treatment for Extreme Affluence

“Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.” —Martha Beck An extra layer of shame accompanying a mental illness Contrary to popular belief, the ultra-affluent are just as susceptible to mental illness as those from lower socio-economic groups. Clinical depression impacts individuals from all walks of life, regardless of social status and …

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Addcounsel's Approach to OCD Treatment

Addcounsel’s Approach to OCD Treatment

“Because the thoughts and behaviours of those with OCD are so unusual or socially unacceptable, people with OCD often feel deeply embarrassed and ashamed.” — Laura L. Smith What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a long-lasting anxiety-related mental health disorder. A person with OCD will experience uncontrollable and persistent obsessions (thoughts and ideas) …

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The Rise of Medtech

The Rise of Medtech

“Medtech has vastly improved patient outcomes, better efficiency in the healthcare industry overall, and greater health equity.” — Alpha Sense What is medtech? Thanks to medical technology (medtech), millions of lives have been saved. Ranging from medical diagnostics to accessing complexdata in a cost-efficient way, health professionals are increasingly taking advantage of medtech to improve …

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Developing Health Optimisation and Longevity

Developing Health Optimisation and Longevity

“Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” — Anne Wilson Schaef Investing in long-term health It’s becoming increasingly desirable for individuals to invest in health optimisation and longevity. People are increasingly inclined to do their own research on bio hacks and to learn more about …

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Burnout for Hyper Successful People Needs to be Treated Carefully

“I had a general burnout: I got extremely tired; I couldn’t do anything anymore. I cancelled tours; I cancelled everything in my life. For a year and a half, I was completely sick; I couldn’t do anything.” — Floor Jansen, Dutch singer, and songwriter What exactly is burnout? Burnout can present in various ways (which …

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How Does Childhood Trauma Affect Behaviour in Adulthood?

“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.” — Danielle Bernock What exactly is childhood trauma? Most people today have heard …

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The Impact of Gaming Addiction on Your Health and Relationships

The Impact of Gaming Addiction on Your Health and Relationships

“Individuals with Gaming Disorder may make numerous unsuccessful efforts to control or significantly reduce gaming behaviour, whether self-initiated or imposed by others.” — World Health Organization (WHO) Is gaming addiction real? Some individuals may question if there’s such a thing as gaming addiction. The mainstream conversation and bias around what may or may not constitute …

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