March 28, 2018

Poor sleep is related to a variety of negative outcomes, including an increased appetite for high caloric foods, increases in depression, troubles with attention, poor mood regulation, decreases in health, low sex drive, and issues related to memory and judgment. Our s...

March 26, 2018

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a fear of social interactions where there is the possibility of negative evaluation.  If you have SAD, you are worried that you will embarrass yourself and that this could lead to others rejecting you. The anxiety will cause you a high...

February 7, 2018

Having suicidal thoughts occasionally does not necessarily mean that you want to die. These types of thoughts are often a result of being depressed or having had a traumatic experience, such as the loss of a romantic relationship. For many people, suicidal thoughts can...

November 6, 2016

One of the primary features of BPD is an intense fear of abandonment or more generally of feeling lonely.

November 5, 2016

If you struggle with intense emotions, high anxiety, or feelings of being overwhelmed, mindfulness can be a wonderful tool to help you feel more grounded.

February 8, 2016

When a person is binge eating, that individual usually consumes far more calories than most people would eat in one sitting and they tend to lose control over how much they consume. For some people, binge eating also leads to purging behaviour, where the individual tri...

February 7, 2016

Phobias are generally grouped into categories, including animal type (e.g. cats, dogs), environmental type (e.g. lightening, water, heights), blood/injection/injury type (e.g. witnessing an accident or seeing blood), situational type (e.g. planes, elevators) or other t...

February 7, 2016

If a person is depressed, it will usually affect his or her appetite (too little or too much food), sleeping patterns (often too much), libido, self-esteem, level of motivation, energy, feelings of guilt, fear of the future, and could lead to thoughts of suicide....

February 7, 2016

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder wherein a person has obsessive, worrisome thoughts that are persistent and highly distressing. The OCD sufferer deals with these thoughts by engaging in some compulsive behaviour or thinking ritual, which tempo...

February 7, 2016

When working with clients who have substance abuse problems, one of my first questions is always - What are your goals in terms of your substance use? Does the client have a history of being able to drink or use substances in a controlled manner? If not, I often encour...

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