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Does your child suffer from school refusal?

by Sonia Chartier, on 12 September 2017, Children's Health, Stress and sleep
school refusal

Like other phobias such as arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and aviophobia (fear of flying), school refusal, formerly known as “school phobia,” is an irrational and persistent fear that is out of proportion to the actual risk.

Given that compulsory schooling lasts from ages five to 16, school refusal can have a major impact on quality of life for children and their parents.

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Sympathetic pregnancy: Are you pregnant?

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 May 2017, Men's Health
sympathetic-pregnancy

Your wife is pregnant. You’re expecting your first child. You’re both so happy. Nervous too, but mostly happy. So… Why is your belly growing?

Sympathetic pregnancy, also known as Couvade syndrome (from the French word “couver,” meaning “to brood”) is a real phenomenon, though not one that’s recognized as a medical or psychological condition.

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Premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 February 2017, Women's Health
PMDD

Most women are pretty familiar with premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. In some women, its effects are debilitating, at which point it becomes more accurately known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD.

We’ve been hearing about it more and more, but exactly what is it?

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Suffering from winter blues?  5 Cool tips for more energy!

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 December 2016, Stress and sleep
winter-blues

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Winter blues, formally known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects millions of people across the northern hemisphere.

It can affect people of any age, including children. Shorter days and less sunlight affect our body’s internal clock and brain chemistry resulting in the feeling of depression, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, and social withdrawal…

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Stress effect on brain is threatening

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 June 2016, Stress and sleep
stress effect on brain

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Stress is everywhere. I often hear the phrase, “two things are certain in life: death and taxes”, but I think that should undergo a modern makeover to include stress.

Perhaps you have heard that song by “Twenty one pilots” on the radio, whose catchy lyrics chant, “Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol’ days, When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out.”

It is true that stress has automatically has a negative connotation and that is because of the serious effects it can have on our health….

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