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We are often asked questions about a wide range of mental health issues including as to therapies, relationships and human behaviours. In order to answer those most commonly asked, we have created this library which contains in-house articles addressing various issues concerning mental health. Of course, everyone’s circumstances are unique, thus the information provided in these articles is of a generalised nature only.

We hope that the information is helpful to you.

Emotions Affect Your Decisions

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It is widely accepted that ’emotion’ is the part of a person’s individualistic character that consists of their feelings, as opposed to their thoughts; and that moreover, individual decisions are best understood as the interactions between reason and emotion, to which emotion comes first, and is universal. What kind of feeling(s) manifest varies enormously from person to person and from situation to situation because feelings are shaped by individual temperament and experience. For example, two people can feel the same emotion but label (internalise) it under different names. 

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Why sex is important

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There are a variety of emotional benefits of sex, including: that it is a way of expressing love and care for your partner. Indeed, it could help you bond with your partner on so many levels. Sex could  improve your self-confidence. It could also help you connect with your own body in a pleasurable way. 

Indeed, the importance of sex in a healthy relationship cannot be understated.

In this article we explore the age old question – “is sex merely a ‘want’ or is it a fundamental biological need“. So, what do we mean by a biological need?

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Professional Interventions

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Is the behaviour of a loved one causing you considerable concern? Is substance abuse (drug and alcohol use) getting out of control? Are you frustrated by your inability to communicate constructively with your loved one about a recurring problem that clearly needs addressing? An intervention may help.

Indeed, staging an intervention for someone who is living with a substance abuse or addiction problem may be the best way to help that person make a decision to try and get better. If you’ve ever wondered what an intervention is and how it works, please click on the button below:

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Coping with Coronavirus

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As the news about the coronavirus pandemic becomes grimmer, and governments and businesses issue closing or work-from-home directives, many of us are experiencing a variety of negative emotions.

We feel anxiety in response to the uncertainty of the situation; sadness related to losing our daily sources of meaning and joy; and anger at whatever forces are to blame for bringing this upon us. From a psychological perspective, I believe the following evidence-based recommendations can bolster one’s mental resilience and help us weather this crisis.

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Toughen Up Princess!

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Symptoms of ‘Neurobiological disorders’ induced by mental health disorders can easily be misinterpreted in the sense of a person just having a bad day, or perhaps in taking the view that they are just faking it; or mistaking their behaviour for the remnants of a hangover or plain laziness or maybe hypochondria.

This article is focused on mental health disorder induced neurobiological disorders as distinct from genetic induced neurobiological disorders such as Cerebral palsy or Motoneuron disease which are generally quite obvious to the eye. But what about someone who is in the developing stages of such a disorder which along the way has been misdiagnosed. The devastating impact on the sufferer’s mental health cannot be underestimated.

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In severe cases of a mental health disorder, including severe cases of any those disorders described herein, or any others such as bipolar disorder, psychosis or schizophrenia, medication may need to be prescribed to the sufferer. Only a Psychiatrist can legally prescribe medications to address such disorders, for example antipsychotic drugs and antidepressants.

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