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While the majority of people who experience eating disorders like Anorexia and Bulimia are female, there is still a substantial number of men who experience similar difficulties with eating disorders. While often stemming from different external influences, both men and women can have very similar concerns over body weight, body shape and ideal appearance.
Eating disorders commonly occur alongside problems with self-esteem and frequently co-occur with depression or anxiety. Without treatment, eating disorders can lead to significantly lower hormone levels, serious oral health issues (tooth decay) and chronic long term illnesses from unhealthy nutrition. If you or someone you know may be suffering from an eating disorder, know that help is available.
As human beings, we generate thoughts on a daily basis. When you woke up this morning, you may have thought about how tired you were, or how much you didn’t want to go to work. Perhaps you couldn’t stop thinking about all the things you did on your date last night, and criticising yourself for the things you said or didn’t say. Our minds can be rather toxic at times, and it is not always easy to ignore them.
If you feel that you are struggling with unhelpful or negative thoughts and would like help changing your relationship with them, consider making an appointment by calling 3067 9129.
‘Sleep hygiene’ is the variety of different habits and activities performed around your night’s sleep. Poor sleep hygiene is when bad habits start to form, preventing you from getting your seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Poor sleep hygiene is linked with health, productivity and relationship problems, all of which can have a massive impact on your life if left untreated. Luckily, professional help is available here. Our experienced psychologists can assist you to overcome these bad habits and get those much needed hours of rest. Click here to book a free Emotional Health Check-up today or call 3067 9129 to speak with our lovely administration team.
A panic attack is a physical sensation of fear which is a brief episode of anxiety. Panic attacks may occur unexpectedly as they are not usually due to any external threat. A panic attack can last from a few minutes to half an hour. However, the emotional and physical effects of a panic attack can last for a few hours. Panic attacks can be quite common, with a moderate portion of the population having experienced a panic attack sometime in their life. Signs of a panic attack can include shortness of breath, fast heart rate, muscle tension and trembling. Without treatment, prolonged and frequent panic attacks can be debilitating. Individuals will often feel they need to avoid a number of situations for fear of having an attack, which can have negative impacts on their relationships with others
Panic attacks are not easy to live with or overcome by yourself. Luckily, professional help is available here. M1 Psychology has a number of experienced psychologists who can help you, or your child, overcome Panic Attacks. Call M1 Psychology now to make an appointment for a free Emotional Health Check-Up so that we can give you the extra support that you or your child needs.
Life events that are frightening, harmful or disturbing may have lasting effects on our psychological health. Trauma is the psychological injury incurred from being involved in or witness to such events. If left untreated, those who have experienced a traumatic event may find it difficult to continue normal functioning or cope with their daily schedules and responsibilities.
Emotional and physical signs that you are dealing with a traumatic event may include;
- Easily startled
- Nightmares/Disturbed sleep
- Social withdrawal and isolation
- Avoidance of certain places or events
Thankfully, trauma is treatable. Most people who experience a potentially traumatic event will recover with the help of a trained psychologist. Our team will be able to work with you to provide personalised advice to help minimise distress and get you on your way to living a full and healthy life. Click here to book a free Emotional Health Check-up today.