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Headaches [English] Permalink Public

Headaches are one of the most common complaints in both children and adults. Most headaches are temporary. They are caused by tension of the muscles of the face, neck and scalp. (English) Colour

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Vertigo (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Vertigo (sounds like ‘ver-tee-go’) is commonly called ‘Dizziness’. It can be a feeling of being light-headed or feeling faint. It can also be a feeling of spinning, whirling, or the room around you spinning. Vertigo can make it hard to stand or walk and you may feel off balance. It can also make you feel sick to your stomach (nauseated). (English) Colour

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Anxiety Disorders [English] Permalink Public

Anxiety is the most common form of mental disorder and can take many forms. Major types of anxiety disorders include phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. This fact sheet includes detailed disorder information, as well as tips for speaking with your doctor and a relaxation technique. (English)

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Depression [English] Permalink Public

Most people have felt depressed at some time in their lives, but for most of these people the depressed moods are brief and disappear on their own. When a case of the “blues” won’t pass after a couple of weeks and begins to interfere with aspects of life, the low mood is usually a sign of clinical depression. Read about different types of depression, risk factors, and possible treatments in this fact sheet. (English)

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Schizophrenia [English] Permalink Public

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness caused by a chemical disturbance of the brain’s functioning, resulting in inconsistent and disorganized thought, a blurred sense of reality, and hearing voices that are not there. It is often confused with multiple personality disorder, an entirely different psychiatric disorder. (English)

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) [English] Permalink Public

Many people report feeling sadder in late autumn and winter, blaming this tendency on the shortening of daylight hours and colder temperatures. However, some people develop a more intense sadness known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a type of depression. SAD is characterized by symptoms of lethargy, decreased interest in and withdrawal from usual activities, oversleeping, and overeating. (English)

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Stress [English] Permalink Public

Stress is a physiological response of the body to any demand being placed upon it at any given time. When stress continues over a long period of time, the effects can compromise a person's physical and mental well-being. This factsheet discusses the body's response to stress, sources of stress in the workplace, and how to combat burnout. (English)

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Getting Help for Mental Illnesses [English] Permalink Public

The signs of mental or emotional distress in people may be obvious or extremely subtle. The best way to know if you might have a mental illness is if you’re not feeling, thinking or acting like yourself. (English)

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Improving Mental Health [English] Permalink Public

While society always promotes the importance of good physical health, there needs to be an increased focus on positive mental health. This fact sheet includes tips for improving one's mental health and reducing stress. (English)

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Methamphetamine [English] Permalink Public

A fact sheet on the effects and reasons for use of this synthetic drug. (English)

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