The Reality of Alcohol as a Stress Reliever 

The Reality of Alcohol as a Stress Reliever 

Alcohol has long been known as a coping mechanism for stress but how often do we explore the links between the two? In this article, we explore the intricate relationship between stress and alcohol consumption, shedding light on the dangerous effects of using alcohol as a stress reliever. The Relationship Between Alcohol and Stress Stress…

How Coping Mechanisms Contribute to Stress 

How Coping Mechanisms Contribute to Stress 

Stress is the mental and physical state of anxiety, panic, and fear which can arise from many sources, including work, relationships, or finances. It can result in physical symptoms such as gastric problems, sleep problems, or even stomach ulcers. Coping is a form of adaptation to stress and each person has unique ways of coping…

When OCD and Stress Collide: Finding Balance and Peace of Mind

When OCD and Stress Collide: Finding Balance and Peace of Mind

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition in which people feel trapped in an unwanted pattern of stress and behaviours. It is estimated that approximately 2% of people globally suffer with the condition and it is indiscriminate. Males or females can be affected, and it can last several years or even be a life-long…

Shining a Light of Understanding on Tourette Syndrome

Shining a Light of Understanding on Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome (or TS) is a disorder characterized by repetitive and involuntary tics, which are sudden and rapid movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly. In this article, we will shine a light on TS, exploring its causes, symptoms, and treatments. We will also discuss the important role that stress plays in the manifestation of TS…

Lost Your Mojo? Understanding Loss of Libido

Lost Your Mojo? Understanding Loss of Libido

Libido is a natural human function in which sexual desire and arousal are experienced. It’s one of the most fundamental instincts and a prerequisite for sexual activity. Low libido can cause discomfort and negatively impact relationships, while high libido can lead to impulsive and potentially problematic sexual behaviour. It’s important for individuals to understand and…

Shakes and tremors: What’s Causing Me To Shake?

Shakes and tremors: What’s Causing Me To Shake?

Shakes and tremors refer to involuntary movements or muscle contractions that cause unsteadiness or trembling of the body. They can happen anywhere on the body, and they can be mild or severe, temporary or ongoing. The medical term for shaking or tremors is “tremor” of which there are various types of tremors, each with different…

Fibromyalgia: Making Visible the Invisible Condition

Fibromyalgia: Making Visible the Invisible Condition

Fibromyalgia (or fibromyalgia syndrome) is from the family of autoimmune diseases and is a complex medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. In fact, 5-7% of the world’s population is thought likely to develop fibromyalgia. It is often referred to as an invisible illness as no x-ray, scan or blood test will reveal it…

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