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By Dr. Tali Shenfield, Clinical Psychologist When an individual suffers from depression, feelings of isolation and a general sense of unworthiness can infiltrate their thoughts, making relationships difficult to manage.  Relationships are put to the test and sometimes unravelled when depression takes hold. Depression Wears a Disguise There is a common belief that depression is [...]

Let’s face it. There are instances that a friend would need a help from you in a time of crisis. Crisis can elevate stress levels and often lead to signs and symptoms of anxiety. Unhealthy ways of dealing with stress and anxiety can be disastrous and could cause both psychological and physical harm. When a [...]

Learning disabilities affect an individual’s ability to learn new skills and respond to the challenges they face in life, not just reading and writing skills. If you’re caring for an adult with learning disabilities at home, you have many ways to make their lives that much easier and more accessible. While caring for someone with [...]

When you’re caring for a disabled loved one, you will obviously have a lot on your mind. Keeping them healthy, happy, and comfortable is always a top priority. But sometimes, no matter how hard you try no too, you can sometimes miss the signs of something an awful lot more damaging than any disability. Depression [...]

Our world has become a bedlam that causes our minds to go haywire. The amount of stress we are getting each day is enough for people to seek refuge. A calm mind is more focused and helps you to be more productive. Dealing with stress and anxiety will help you get more out of life [...]

There are various symptoms of Dissociative Amnesia. Some of the common ones include memory loss, depression and anxiety, a blurred sense of identity and a sense of being detached from oneself. Most patients cannot recall traumatic events or people in their life. Traumatic events that can lead to this condition may include physical or sexual [...]

by Dr. Tali Shenfield, Child Psychologist Asperger’s Syndrome, also known as Asperger’s disorder, is a less severe type of autism. It is named after Austrian physician Hans Asperger who developed the first definitive description of the disorder in 1944. While very mild forms of Asperger’s may not require formal treatment, other forms of the syndrome [...]

In What Ailments Does Depression Mask Sometimes bad health is caused mainly by psychological problems. In such cases, a lot depends on what our psychological type is. With some people stress has a mental expression - explicit form, development of phobias, but with others diseases of internal organs are provoked. Psychiatrists call these somatised or [...]

Herpes is a condition caused by the herpes simplex virus and which once contracted, will remain dormant in the system indefinitely. However, the good news is that this doesn’t mean you have to walk around with constantly flaking skin and other problems. Fortunately the symptoms of herpes only make themselves apparent during outbreaks when you [...]

Many people with mental illness turn to alcohol or drugs in an attempt to self-medicate their illness. It’s estimated that at least 60% of those suffering from mental illness also suffer from substance abuse. One common disorder that is associated with a high rate of substance abuse is bi-polar disorder. Bi-polar disorder is characterized by [...]