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Can Being A Night Owl Affect Your Mental Health? An Expert Weighs In – Health Digest

Dr. Kruger goes on to outline three key signs that a person may benefit from the support of a mental health professional. “Significant distress [and] decreased level of functioning,” Dr. Kruger says is the first sign. “If being a night…

Can A Therapist Break Confidentiality? A Mental Health Expert Weighs In – Health Digest

Dr. Santan goes on to explain that a therapist would be able to break patient confidentiality in the event of an emergency. For example, confidentiality could be broken if “the therapist has reasonable suspicion that the patient is a danger…

How Your Mental Health Can Affect Your Memory, According To An Expert – Health Digest

Even if stress, burnout, or sleep deprivation cause short-term memory and learning problems, long-term stressors like these can increase the risk of dementia. “The energy it takes to cope with certain feelings or life stress, whether acute or chronic, can…

Mental Health Therapist Weighs In On Menopause Hormone Changes – Health Digest

Bennett says that every person experiences menopause differently. She suggests learning as much as possible about how your symptoms might be related to hormone changes. “Menopause affects half the population, yet many medical professionals haven’t received adequate training about menopause,…

Feeling ‘meh’? Everything you need to know about anhedonia – the missing word in mental health

There’s an actual word for when you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’ – it’s Anhedonia. Expert reveals the biological and environmental reasons behind it and what can help  When you’re asked how you are, and you say ‘fine’ do you mean…

A Mental Health Expert Shares The Biggest Misconceptions About OCD – Health Digest

Hunter says the many OCD stereotypes portrayed in the media show characters excessively washing their hands or straightening silverware. These stereotypes can cause people to assume that these are the only themes associated with OCD. Hunter says people might not…

A Mental Health Expert Explains What It Means To Receive A Dual Diagnosis – Health Digest

Although a dual diagnosis doesn’t necessarily include a substance use disorder, Calmann says that 50% of people with a mental health disorder will also experience a substance use disorder. Someone might develop a substance use disorder first, while others might…

Children’s mental health – child psychotherapist reveals key signs to look out for

Worried about your children’s mental health? For Children’s Mental Health Week, Child psychotherapist Dr Alison McClymont reveals the key signs to look out for Research published this year by Wysa revealed that one in three 13 to 17 year olds…