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Headaches and Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Headaches and Pain Dr. Eva Fisher D. Ed., C. Psych It’s upsetting to go to your family doctor for help with headaches, or any pain, and to be told that there is no obvious cause or medical reason for them. You might consider seeing another doctor, only to hear similar conclusions.  Since the headache (or [...]

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Cory, a veteran police officer, draws his gun just as a bullet whizzes through his hair, grazing his scalp. Emma, a bank employee freezes when a gunman holds her hostage for several hours in the safe room. Anthony, a military officer in Afghanistan, runs through crossfire to retrieve the corpses of his buddies. [...]

Growing Concerns: Mental Health of University Students

Warren was nervous in the car on the way home from the airport after being kicked out of university. Warren could tell his dad was furious. The silence, the set of his jaw, the way he drove the car faster than usual all the way home. He didn’t need his dad to remind him  how [...]

By | 2014-05-05T14:35:49+00:00 March 24th, 2014|Anxiety & Stress, Parenting, Sleep, Teens|1 Comment

Depression and Insomnia

Insomnia Cure and Success of Depression Treatment WebMD News from HealthDay By Margaret Steel HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Treating persistent insomnia at the same time as depression could double the chances that the mood disorder will disappear, a new study shows. Doctors have long reported a link between insomnia — [...]

Sleep and the river of forgetting

In ancient Greek times, insomniacs appealed to Hypnos, the god of sleep, to bring them to Lethe, the river of forgetting.  The river Lethe was also the river of oblivion, where people drank from the water to forget their earthly existence. Many insomniacs would welcome such oblivion for the sake of a good night’s sleep. [...]

By | 2014-03-08T21:18:35+00:00 September 1st, 2011|Sleep|0 Comments

Dreams: windows into your unconcious

If you dream that your plane will crash, do you change your flight schedule? If you dream about that good looking person at the office, do you expect them to ask you out? If you answered yes to either question you are in good company, but perhaps a few centuries behind the times. Ancient civilizations [...]

By | 2014-03-08T21:21:57+00:00 August 26th, 2011|Dreams, Sleep, Unconcious|0 Comments