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UNDERSTANDING GENDER DYSPHORIA

The DSM-5 defines gender dysphoria in adolescents and adults as a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and their assigned gender, lasting at least 6 months, as manifested by at least two of the following: A marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and primary and/or secondary sex characteristics (or in young adolescents, the anticipated secondaryContinue reading “UNDERSTANDING GENDER DYSPHORIA”

CREATIVITY: YOUR MIND’s FAVOURITE FOOD

Have you ever found yourself craving creative behaviors? Are you aware that the theory of cognition postulates that being creative is actually a basis for human life? In 2015, psychologist and art therapist Dr. Cathy Malchiodi cited multiple studies confirming that being creative can increase positive emotions, lessen depressive symptoms, reduce stress, decrease anxiety, andContinue reading “CREATIVITY: YOUR MIND’s FAVOURITE FOOD”

Have you ever tried to interpret a certain dream or wondered why do you even dream?

No matter who you are, you must have had a dream before and even nightmares. But have you ever wondered what actually causes these dreams? So, when you fall asleep, it is basically your conscious mind that is sleeping. However, your subconscious mind never falls asleep. It works 24 hours a day even when youContinue reading “Have you ever tried to interpret a certain dream or wondered why do you even dream?”

DID YOU KNOW ALL DISEASES ORIGINATE FROM YOUR MIND?

Can you believe this statement? In other words, can we say that somehow all diseases are psychosomatic?  Basically disease is your body’s ways of saying that something is wrong when emotions (both conscious and subconscious) start to be mirrored on a biological level. A thought and feeling creates the activation of neuronal pathways and changesContinue reading “DID YOU KNOW ALL DISEASES ORIGINATE FROM YOUR MIND?”

FOOD FOR MOOD

In case you ever found yourself sitting in front of a TV after one of your worst days and thoughtlessly digging ice cream out of a container, you won’t be surprised to know that mood and food are often linked.  A person who is eating a diet that’s nutritionally inadequate or not getting enough toContinue reading “FOOD FOR MOOD”

Effect of COVID-19 on mental health of health-care workers

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, working in healthcare was stressful. According to a research on mental distress in healthcare workers as compared with those in other industries, healthcare workers are more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders and the doctors usually suffer higher rates of suicide than the general population. However,the novel coronavirus outbreak threatens toContinue reading “Effect of COVID-19 on mental health of health-care workers”

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