From February 1st through to February 7th, the Canadian Mental Health Association joins the National Initiative for Eating Disorders and the National Eating Disorders Information Centre in observing Eating Disorders Awareness Week; a campaign designed to educate individuals on...
When it comes to alcohol, there are four different classifications of drinkers: • An Abstainer: Someone who doesn’t drink or rarely drinks at all. • Social Drinker: Someone who drinks small amounts in social settings (i.e. when out with friends, celebrating...
In today’s day and age, it’s hard to escape social media – particularly if you have a computer, tablet or smartphone. More than half of Canadians have at least one social media app on their devices or knows someone...
While the holidays are a fun time of year for many, they can also trigger a great amount of stress and anxiety for others. Dr. Ali Ghahary hopes that by sharing some helpful tips below, people will be able...
PTSD and the Brain | Dr. Ali Ghahary

PTSD and the Brain

PTSD, also known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is one of the most common types of anxiety disorders that individuals are diagnosed with. According to a 2016 study, Canada was found to have one of the highest diagnosis rates of...
Psychology Month is observed every February to acknowledge the contributions of Canadian psychologists and to teach Canadians the many ways in which psychology can help them achieve happier, healthier lives – not just personally, but also in their communities...
Binge drinking is a term that is used to describe excessive alcohol consumption. If you drink in excess, then you may have what’s considered Alcohol Use Disorder – or AUD – which is on the rise in North America....
As many as 3 million people worldwide use social media, and that number only continues to grow. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other platform, social media is drawing people in by the droves, and in a...
Laughter triggers the release of feel-good chemicals known as endorphins. You’ve heard the saying before: “Laughter is the best medicine.” However, it’s more than just a saying. It’s an old adage that, for years, has been scientifically proven. Not only...
As many as 1 in 4 Canadians will develop a form of depression in their lifetime and ultimately require treatment. Depression is one of the most common types of mental health disorders, affecting more than 300 million people globally....