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Symptoms Of Anxiety Before Bed

Before I went … woke up in a hospital bed. My doctor told me that the nurse had to give me two Valiums to calm me down. He told me that my heart was beating uncontrollably but I was going to be just fine. You … Social Anxiety Disorder Linked to High Serotonin Levels, Throwing…

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OCD: spotting the signs in younger children

The term ‘obsessive-compulsive’ may have become part of our general lingo, yet for many people it’s a very real disorder they and their families have to learn to live with. Between 2% and 3% of the population have some form of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – and many started showing signs as early as the…

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Holiday season’s emotional hangover affecting mental health

Seasonal blues are currently at their peak, with many struggling to cope with higher than normal stress and anxiety levels, according to a leading Brisbane clinical psychologist. Anxiety House Director Dr Emily O’Leary says as the holidays draw to a close and we slowly return to our normal lives, some of us are left with…

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Year 7 Queenslanders start in high school for first time

By Emma Pollard and Alyse Edwards | Updated Tue Jan 27 17:06:18 EST 2015 The start of the new school year coincides with a major change in Queensland’s education system, with high school now starting in year 7. Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said 80,000 students have made the jump to secondary school. Previously year 7…

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OCD: The misunderstood mental battle

It is a condition with a recognisable name used by many people to explain simple habits, yet for those who suffer from it, life is far from simple. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects 2.5-3 percent of the population and is about as common as diabetes and asthma. However, with the name OCD being used so frequently by…

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