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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the synovial membrane. The synovial membrane, or synovium, is the soft tissue that lines the insides of the joints and surrounds them. Rheumatoid arthritis most commonly affects the joints of the hands, feet, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles. In most cases,…

bipolar-disorder

Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive disorder, is a mental illness characterized by a constant swinging between mania and depression. Unlike the normal mood shifts that would normally happen, patients of bipolar disorder experience periods of intense mania and others of extreme depression. Both the manic and depressive episodes can either be brief, lasting for a few…

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Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental disorder in which people have disturbances in thought, reality perception, and behavior. Schizophrenia can be challenging to diagnose as it involves a range of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. Patients of schizophrenia usually start exhibiting features of the disorder during their mid-teens, with the males developing the illness slightly…

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Sitting for long hours poses major health risks to the point that the scientific community coined the term “sitting disease” as a reference to the negative effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle. Sitting disease is now considered as the new smoking epidemic as it has been found that it is linked to poor health and…

clinical-hypno

Hypnotherapy is a supplementary type of therapy that is used along with other forms of psychotherapy and medical treatment. Hypnotherapy is used to create change in a patient while they are in a trance-like state called hypnosis. The word “hypnosis” comes from the Greek word “Hypnos” which means sleep. The therapy aims at getting the…

cbd

Although CBD is more commonly known to be found in cannabis, it is a chemical compound found in many plants. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce a high effect nor does it alter the state of consciousness of its users. Recent studies and research have found evidence that CBD when used in the right doses,…

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As we grow older, we start thinking of ways to maintain and enhance our bodies. But what about our brains, which are responsible for all what our bodies can do, as they age? Scientific research has proven that certain habits can help maintain our brains from the natural decline as we grow older and even…

anxiety

Anxiety is often characterized by excessive worrying, rapid breathing, feelings of danger, trembling, restlessness, tense muscles, difficulty concentrating, and a host of other symptoms that make it difficult to perform day-to-day life activities and duties. Public speaking, divorce, a death of a loved one, an important test are all events and situations in our life…

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Anyone can experience an episode, or more, of depression at a point in their lives. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 8% of U.S. population over the age of 20 have depression over any given two-week period. Symptoms of depression include hopelessness, lack of sleep or oversleeping, fatigue,…

mbct

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a type of psychotherapy that combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques along with Eastern psychological methods such as mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, and body scans. MBCT helps the patient become aware of their thinking patterns and emotional patterns with the goal of creating new, more effective patterns. MBCT was mainly…

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