It is not easy to adapt and cope with the sudden lifestyle changes that COVID-19 has imposed on us. Many of us will experience a variety of emotions, from anxiety, grief, overwhelmed reactions and even trauma. This blog will help you understand these emotions better, along with strategies for coping with anxiety over the next few weeks.
Living in the northern hemisphere exposes Canadians to Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months, women more so than men. Simple behavioural changes, supplemented with psychotherapy can easily help you manage this form of depression.
Social anxiety is very different from being introverted or shy. Individuals who suffer from it become paralyzed with the fear of being judged, scrutinized and evaluated by others. It holds them back from building meaningful relationships, both personal and professional. Fortunately, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can successfully help you manage the symptoms and ultimately allow you to make authentic connections in your life.
Flashbacks are powerful recollections of past traumatic events. They often occur without warning and pull you back into the frightening experience and flood you with distress. It can leave you feeling unsafe, unsettled, overwhelmed, and just as traumatized as before. Psychotherapy is a proven way to find relief.
Every pregnant woman should become acutely familiar with typical postpartum disorder symptoms and engage in open and candid discussions about them with family members. This dialogue may allow a loved one to recognize your postpartum disorder well before you realize it, yourself. The symptoms can range from mild to severe, starting with postpartum blues as the mildest. Postpartum depression requires treatment and postpartum psychosis is the most severe, requiring in-patient intervention.