Sunday, May 24, 2020
Mental illness is something that’s becoming increasingly common, and thanks to organizations like the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, as well as the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, an important...
If you’ve noticed a recent decline in your mental health and find yourself feeling down or depressed, you may have a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Seasonal Affective Disorder affects as many as 15% of Canadians, and...
350 million individuals worldwide are suffering from depression, this according to the Worldwide Health Organization, and in any given year, 1 out of every 10 Canadians will experience a major depressive disorder or other mental health condition. Depression is one...
If you suffer from stress and/or anxiety and are looking for natural ways to improve your mood, the answer may be hidden right in your cupboards or refrigerator. If you’re feeling blue or an unusual sense of sadness, there...
In a matter of weeks, the lives of Canadians and of those all around the world have changed quite drastically due to the spread of COVID-19. Hanging out with friends, going to the movies, to the park, beaches, or...
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...
The holidays are over and a new year has begun, but you find yourself feeling more stressed than ever – and there could be many reasons why. For example, you might be feeling a bit of a financial punch...
Growing up in today’s society can be difficult enough as it is, but it’s especially difficult for young children and teenagers thanks to idealizations of what it means to be “perfect” as seen on TV shows (i.e. reality shows)...
As Bell Let’s Talk Day approaches next week, Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician in Vancouver, wants to remind individuals of some important steps they can take to not only boost their own mental health, but also the mental...
Whether it’s starting a new job, taking care of family matters, or speaking in front of large groups, we all experience anxiety from time to time; and while this kind of anxiety generally does not affect one’s ability to...