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Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)

Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)

Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)? In the previous article, we looked at what it means to say a patient’s depression is treatment resistant.Many patients are treatment-resistant, meaning medication alone is...

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Mental Awareness: Being Aware of your Mind

Mental Awareness: Being Aware of your Mind

CREDITS  Dr Melane Van Zyl What is mental awareness? Articles about mental awareness usually explain what symptoms and signs to look out for to get diagnosed with a mental disorder. But what does it mean to be aware of your mind? First, let us consider what mental...

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What is Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)?

What is Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)?

CREDITS  Dr Melane Van Zyl About 33% of patients with depression are still depressed after two different types of treatment. These are the patients that should be treated by psychiatrists. The psychotherapist in me wants to validate and reassure patients with...

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) 1. WHAT IS EMDR? EMDR was discovered in 1987 by American psychologist, Francine Shapiro, when she noticed that eye movements influence the way we react to emotions, memories and behaviours. This process can identify...

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Signs and symptoms of mental health disorders

Signs and symptoms of mental health disorders

According to the Mayo Clinic examples of signs and symptoms include: • Feeling sad or down• Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate• Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt• Extreme mood changes of highs and lows• Withdrawal from friends...

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What I Learned from the Wailing Wall

What I Learned from the Wailing Wall

CreditsBy Dr Melané van Zyl In July, I visited Israel for a leadership coaching course. As part of the sightseeing, we saw the wailing wall. It was Sabbath, so we were not allowed to take photos or even write notes to stick on the wall. Lifts, toasters, coffee...

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What is stigma in mental health?

What is stigma in mental health?

According to the Oxford dictionary stigma is “a mark of disgrace, associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. Stigma is when people judge you negatively because you have a certain characteristic or attribute. A large part of society think you are...

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The Relationship Between Mental Health and Cleaning

The Relationship Between Mental Health and Cleaning

CREDITSVeryWellMindBy Sherri Gordon When some people are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, they might try yoga, mindfulness, or even a massage, but for others giving the shelves a quick dust, wiping down the kitchen, or even organizing the closet is just as...

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Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)

Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)

Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)? In the previous article, we looked at what it means to say a patient’s depression is treatment resistant.Many patients are treatment-resistant, meaning medication alone is...

read more
Mental Awareness: Being Aware of your Mind

Mental Awareness: Being Aware of your Mind

CREDITS  Dr Melane Van Zyl What is mental awareness? Articles about mental awareness usually explain what symptoms and signs to look out for to get diagnosed with a mental disorder. But what does it mean to be aware of your mind? First, let us consider what mental...

read more
What is Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)?

What is Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)?

CREDITS  Dr Melane Van Zyl About 33% of patients with depression are still depressed after two different types of treatment. These are the patients that should be treated by psychiatrists. The psychotherapist in me wants to validate and reassure patients with...

read more
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) 1. WHAT IS EMDR? EMDR was discovered in 1987 by American psychologist, Francine Shapiro, when she noticed that eye movements influence the way we react to emotions, memories and behaviours. This process can identify...

read more
Signs and symptoms of mental health disorders

Signs and symptoms of mental health disorders

According to the Mayo Clinic examples of signs and symptoms include: • Feeling sad or down• Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate• Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt• Extreme mood changes of highs and lows• Withdrawal from friends...

read more
What I Learned from the Wailing Wall

What I Learned from the Wailing Wall

CreditsBy Dr Melané van Zyl In July, I visited Israel for a leadership coaching course. As part of the sightseeing, we saw the wailing wall. It was Sabbath, so we were not allowed to take photos or even write notes to stick on the wall. Lifts, toasters, coffee...

read more
What is stigma in mental health?

What is stigma in mental health?

According to the Oxford dictionary stigma is “a mark of disgrace, associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. Stigma is when people judge you negatively because you have a certain characteristic or attribute. A large part of society think you are...

read more
The Relationship Between Mental Health and Cleaning

The Relationship Between Mental Health and Cleaning

CREDITSVeryWellMindBy Sherri Gordon When some people are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, they might try yoga, mindfulness, or even a massage, but for others giving the shelves a quick dust, wiping down the kitchen, or even organizing the closet is just as...

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