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Why Do We Reject Rejection?

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Why Do We Reject Rejection?

We all fear rejection - whether it's at work or in our relationships.

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Are Serial Killers Born Or Made?

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Are Serial Killers Born Or Made?

(TW: Mention of abuse and violence.) (This blog is in no way justifying the acts of criminals but simply trying to understand the various reasons that can lead to them.) In 1963, psychiatrist J.M. Macdonald published the triad of sociopathy. It indicates that behaviours of animal cruelty, arson and bed-wetting in childhood can apparently determine whether the child will grow up to be a criminal or a serial killer. Macdonald believed that all three of these signs were a result of physical and/or emotional neglect. Children who were cruel to animals (or set fire) were venting their feelings of aggression...

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Adult ADHD

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Adult ADHD

I’ve recently come across multiple reels on Instagram that talk about Adult ADHD - people describing its symptoms, experiences of diagnosis (and misdiagnosis), and its various coping skills.  This got me wondering. Is this content actually helping people? Is it increasing awareness so that people can get diagnosed or is it instead creating unnecessary panic over symptoms we might be experiencing simply because of the pandemic?  Turns out there isn’t a simple answer to this. What’s the connection between the Pandemic and ADHD? The Attention Deficit Disorder Association, an organization founded in 1990 for adults with ADHD, saw its membership...

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Desensitisation To (And In) The Pandemic

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Desensitisation To (And In) The Pandemic

Do you remember the time when the Covid-19 pandemic started? Remember when the daily death toll would actually frighten us? When going out for groceries felt like a battle on its own? When all everyone could talk about was the virus?  When the pandemic began in Feb 2020, most of us were on the edge of their seats, waiting for any news that would make us feel more prepared for the next day. We were concerned for their co-workers, friends, family and ourselves. We followed all the safety protocols to the T, because following them before we stepped out of our home...

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Increasing Mental Health Support In The Pandemic

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Increasing Mental Health Support In The Pandemic

Have you ever wondered how different the pandemic would have been if active and engaging conversations around mental health had not taken place? This year as the world shut down physically, online platforms were flooded with people coming out in support of one another. A  topic of conversation that was quite prominent was about mental health. Today, as COVID-19 has impacted all of us in different ways, discussions around mental health are becoming increasingly common, and more people are reaching out for help. Being in a lockdown and pandemic, there was a sense of isolation that was felt by all,...

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