Posts tagged mental health
Postnatal Anxiety and Panic - my realisations of where I'm at.

It can be both a blessing and a curse feeling everything so much and that’s what happens when you are suffering from anxiety.

Everything you feel is so intense. So real. So much.

I’ve spent the last few months running on a high level of anxiety feeling completely on edge. I usually experience my anxiety in waves but for the last few months it felt like a constant tip toe on the edge of a cliff.

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Social and Emotional Development: How Does This Relate to Anxiety?

 Written by Emily Habelrih/ Clinical Psychologist

Social and emotional milestones are important to keep track of. They allow us to determine whether children are developing in a way that is considered to be ‘typical’ for their age. While children do develop at different rates, it is important to note whether your child is meeting important milestones significantly later than they are expected to be. 

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Different Presentations of Anxiety in Children

Anxiety affects an individual’s ability to concentrate, sleep, and carry out basic daily tasks. Anxiety affects 1 in 10 children and is the most common type of mental health condition in both children and adults. Often, children who seem angry, defiant, or oppositional are severely anxious, and can be misdiagnosed as their presentation differs greatly from how anxiety presents itself in adults. In children, age appropriate ‘fears’ are often mislabelled as anxiety. Fear itself is a natural emotion that helps us survive, cope with difficulties, and manage challenging situations. The key difference between fear and anxiety is that we often feel fear in regard to a real threat or danger. Anxiety however is commonly a response to an imaginedthreat or danger. Anxiety becomes a concern for children when it begins to impact their everyday life: from difficulty maintaining friendships, to lack of engagement in social activities, and behavioural problems such as avoidance/difficulty separating.

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D-MER Breastfeeding through intense feelings of anxiety: My experience

“It’s like a surge or a wave of anxiety or sometimes it’s this overwhelming feeling of dread or even just a feeling of being blank or hallow. Sometimes I feel extremely nauseated at the same time. It happens when I first sit down and start feeding sometimes it only lasts a few second and others times longer”.

This is what I first journaled when I notice this was happening.

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