Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, is a type of depression that is associated with the seasons of the year, typically Fall and Winter. Symptoms often have their onset at the same time each year, and may result in symptoms such as low mood, difficulty concentrating, sadness, feeling hopeless, guilty, worthless, increased carbohydrate cravings resulting in…

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In the North American medical model, the statement “the cure for unhapiness is happiness” can sound at odds with our learned need to understand and answer the questions:  what’s wrong with us, what is our pathology, our diagnosis and possible treatments.  The History of The Science Of Happiness The Diagnostic and Statistic Manual is the…

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blog cover for article about what is stress and how do we treat it

Defining Stress According to the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, “Stress is a normal response to situational pressures or demands and is part of everyday life. Stress is the body’s response to a real or perceived threat. However, chronic stress can lead to mental health problems and medical issues, according to CAMH. We know how impactful…

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