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Month: September 2016

The Dangers of Benzodiazepine Withdrawals

What Are Benzodiazepine Withdrawals Like? Non-stop panic attacks with shallow breathing, painful muscle tension, memory loss, extreme debilitating anxiety, and the inability to read a sentence in a cheap magazine; these are symptoms of a legal drug withdrawal.  The category of psychiatric drugs that seem the most addicting and thus the most dangerous, include clonazepam (klonopin), lorazepam (ativan), alprazolam (xanax), and diazepam (valium). The above symptoms are just the tip of the iceberg. There is also rapid heartbeat, confusion, paranoia, and delusions. My personal favorite, as if these weren’t bad enough, is tactile hallucinations. For example, one could be laying in their...

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5 Recognisable Signs of a Quality Pilates Instructor

Over the past 10 years, Pilates has grown from a relatively unknown holistic therapy into a worldwide phenomenon. Its journey to the mainstream was helped by celebrity endorsements, but the many benefits that come from practising it was the main driving force. Its holistic methodology works wonders for muscles, pain management, stress relief and general mental and physical fitness. There’s plenty of substance to back up the hype, which is why Pilates is now regularly recommended by doctors, physios and fitness professionals. The important thing to remember is that Pilates is difficult, and if it isn’t taught correctly it...

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Healing Your Family After A Divorce

Going through a divorce can be an emotionally devastating experience for everyone involved. Even if the decision to split up was mutual, calling an end to a long-term relationship is never easy. Unfortunately, children often feel the effects of a divorce even more than their parents. They may not fully understand what is happening and may lack the coping skills to deal with the intense emotions that arise. They may also blame themselves or wonder if there was anything that they could have done to prevent their parents from divorcing. Sadly, emotional issues that arise during this trying time...

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Oral Health and Mental Illness: Yes, They Are Related

To many of us, this might seem a little weird but mental health is linked to oral health and vice versa. We all know that both the mind and body have a serious relationship. Any problem with the mind reflects on the body and any problem with the body can have an effect on mental health. research has found that the people with mental illnesses tend to have bad oral health. Research Results on Mind and Oral Health Connection A lot of research has been done in this field. Researchers have found that adults suffering from serious mental illnesses...

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What It Means To Be A Caregiver

At some point in your life (and for some, at multiple points throughout your life) you will find yourself providing care for someone else. Often becoming a caregiver is a role you had not anticipated needing to fill. Or if you had anticipated becoming a caregiver “someday”, perhaps you didn’t anticipate the “someday” happening quite when it did. Regardless of whether you had anticipated assuming this role, the transition to becoming a caregiver often brings with it a lot of adjustment. On one level, how you spend your time daily may need to shift significantly. You may now need...

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