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antenatal or prenatal depression
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Symptoms of prenatal depression

Symptoms of prenatal depression Pregnancy is often thought to be the happiest time in a woman’s life. It is a time of great change, preparation, and growth. But for many women, sadness, self-doubt, and exhaustion are a common experience. Antenatal depression affects between 10% and 20% of pregnant women, and 10% of expectant fathers. It …

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Ongoing family conflict – The long term psychological effects on children

Regardless of family dynamics, conflict often rears its heads. Within a family, each person has their own viewpoints, perceptions, beliefs, and opinions yearning to be voiced and heard. Conflict occurs when these differences are not communicated in a healthy mature way. Ongoing conflict persists as the conflict remains unresolved or participants have poor communication skills. …

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Gratitude as a development tool

Gratitude: A Foundation for a More Positive Mindset Most people focus on expressing gratitude during particular times of year, such as the winter holiday season or other nationally recognized holidays. In doing so, many are missing out on the benefits of extending the feeling of gratitude throughout the year. Not only can gratitude help improve …

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Introduction on cyberpsychology

Once the 2000’s rolled around, internet and other technology became more prominent in our households. Meeting someone who did not have some sort of internet hook-up became rare, and those who didn’t could easily go to their local library, and surf the web. With time moving forward, technology continues to move further, and the amount …

adjustment disorder
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Am I experiencing adjustment disorder?

 You’ve just experienced the biggest event of your life: an addition to your family. Though this is a wonderful time, many parents experience Adjustment Disorder, or AD. This condition appears within three months of a significant life change, and closely resembles depression or anxiety. It differs from post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder, in …

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Being assertive: some tips

Being assertive Our interaction with others can be grouped into three types; passive, aggressive and assertive. Of these, assertiveness is considered to be a beneficial behaviour in which one reacts to positive and negative things in a balanced way. Being assertive: What are the different styles of assertiveness? Passive Style: Passive people feel unimportant about …