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Premature Birth Premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby’s estimated due date. In other words, premature birth is one that occurs before the start of the 37th week of pregnancy. Premature babies, especially those born very early, often have a medical complications. While not all premature babies...
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Unilateral neglect in children What causes Unilateral neglect? Unilateral neglect is a neuropsychological condition that comes as after effect of brain damage in a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Damage to the hemisphere of the brain is sustained, a deficit in attention to and awareness of one side of the field of vision is observed....
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Bullying Meaning and How to Deal with? What is Bullying Meaning ? It is a distinctive pattern of harming and humiliating others, specifically those who are in some way smaller, weaker, younger or in any way more vulnerable than the bully. Bullying meaning also is a deliberate attempt to cause harm to others of lesser...
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Activities for Treating Anxiety in Children Creating artwork can be both relaxing, and therapeutic. Invite children to paint/draw designs or pictures of things that make them happy or calm. This can be accomplished during a school-based therapy session, and/or you can encourage children to engage in artistic activity at home. Children who are engrossed in...
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DEPRESSION IN ADOLESCENCE We all go through situations when we say we are “depressed.” What most mean by that is that they have felt sad. Persistent sadness is just one symptom of what we call, “Clinical Depression.” In adolescence, this symptom is often accompanied by irritability. Apart from these, the following are other symptoms of...
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Let’s work together to prevent suicide October 10, is World Mental Health Day.  A day dedicated to raising awareness and improving the mental well-being of people around the world. Hence, the theme for this year to Prevent Suicide. According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) 2019 statistics, over 800,000 people die by suicide...
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A Brief Introduction to the 5-Point Anxiety Scale: A Behaviorist Perspective What is the 5-Point Anxiety Scale? The 5-point anxiety scale was first described by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis (2003) and was developed to help bring awareness to different emotional stages in the most simplistic form. At each stage, it helps a child...
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Mind Institute Qatar Mental Health Services. Psychotherapy  Hugs over Drugs: How our society’s over prescribing affects our children. In a recent article Generation Adderall by Casey Schwartz in The New York Times Magazine.  Schwartz painfully recounts her experience as an Adderall addict going from an anxious teenager to a high performing Brown University student to a freelance...
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Stress 101 Written By Ariel Landrum, LMFT, ATR What is stress? A stressful situation, whether environmental or psychological, can trigger a cascade of stress hormones that produce well-orchestrated physiological responses. A stressful incident can make your heart pound faster, your breathing quickens, and your muscles tense. This mix of reactions is also known as the “fight,...
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Engaging With Life: Mindfulness Considering how busy each of us is in our lives, it can be easy to rush through the days without noticing what is going on around us. Most of us plan our day, listening to music while commuting to work. Some of us do laundry while watching television. In this hurry...
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