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Coping Mechanisms for Anxiety

Coping Mechanisms for Anxiety

If you’re experiencing anxious feelings, there are some strategies you can use to help you calm down and relax. This blog offers some information about anxiety and anxiety disorders, and outlines a few coping mechanisms that you can try. What Is Anxiety? It’s normal to feel stressed sometimes. Feeling anxious is a natural response to …

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What Is Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy is a modern form of therapy that uses an integrative approach, combining elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, attachment theory and more. Schema therapy is based on a belief that all humans are striving towards connection, understanding and growth, but that certain things stand in the way. It is designed to identify and …

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How Dynamic Psychotherapy Works

The aim of psychodynamic therapy is to address the foundation and formation of psychological processes. This means it aims to gain greater insight into the way people process thoughts and feelings and why they process them this way. By helping people improve their understanding of how they feel and think, psychodynamic therapy helps people to …

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complicated grief

What Is Complicated Grief and What Are Its Symptoms?

Most of our clients have experienced a certain amount of grief; it is a natural and expected response to a painful and traumatic event. However, the severity, symptoms and duration may differ. Typically people will react strongly to a loved one’s death and offer support through a series of rituals and acts of compassion. Nevertheless, despite …

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understanding different treatment modalities

Understanding Different Treatment Modalities

Accepting that you are ready for your life to change and to seek support is the crucial first step on the road to recovery. If you’re in this position, one of the hardest steps has already been taken. It can be a complex process to understand the different treatment modalities available, so here we’re looking …

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dangers of xanax addiction

The Dangers of Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a substance that is part of the benzodiazepine drug class. Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax is a powerful version of this drug class, and due to its addictive nature, it is typically not prescribed long-term. Taking Xanax for more than six weeks is not recommended, and …

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Side Effects of Antipsychotics in Treating Psychosis

Side Effects of Antipsychotics in Treating Psychosis

Psychosis is a condition that affects the brain’s functionality. It can cause psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations or delusional thoughts. There are different ways of treating psychosis, one of which is antipsychotic medication. However, there are many side effects to be aware of when taking antipsychotics for psychosis. What is Psychosis?  When someone is experiencing …

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What Does Temazepam Do to the Brain?

Temazepam is a member of the benzodiazepine drug class. Benzodiazepines are sedative-type drugs that are effective in reducing anxiety because of their effect on the brain. Temazepam is being used to treat extreme cases of insomnia but it does have some dangers. For this reason, temazepam treatment and the use of other benzodiazepines are considered …

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