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The Importance of me time

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The Importance of me time In today’s hectic world, it’s easy enough to prioritize others first. Most people, due to their occupations or jobs, family, and the occasional “extracurricular” activity, come to think that they have no time for themselves. There are even cases of people who feel guilty for spending time alone. The fact that we dedicate time to ourselves is…

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Emotional Exhaustion

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Emotional Exhaustion Have you ever felt emotionally drained? In some moments of our lives, we go through situations of stress, anxiety, problems, personal and work demands, and if all this extends over time we can be emotionally exhausted.   Emotional exhaustion is an experience in which the person feels that s/he does not have enough capacity to face the day-to-day...
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How to preserve mental health during social isolation

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How do you preserve mental health during social isolation? Uncertainty, isolation, and stress are not a good combination. For people with a history of anxiety, depression and panic attacks this formula can translate into complicated days and many emotions to cope with. To me, writing is challenging.  Anxiety blocks my concentration and at times it seems that the only activity...
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Internet Addiction

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Internet Addiction Technology is advancing and entering more and more into our daily lives. The Internet, social media platforms, connectivity and mobile devices lead us to an increasingly connected world, which has generated a significant change in the way we relate and communicate. The use of the Internet and video games since childhood has made the new generations get along…

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Exercise and Healthy Food Obsession

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Orthorexia: obsession with healthy food and exercise It is a new eating disorder that took hold with the advancement of social networks and the image of idealized bodies. A new nutritional pathology has become established in recent times, as a result of the new stereotypes and demands of society that are constantly highlighted on social networks. The image of idealized…

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Telehealth

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Coronavirus and Telehealth What do we know about Wuhan coronavirus? The arrival of Wuhan’s coronavirus in the United States has set off alarms. To the cases reported in South Korea, Thailand and Japan is added an affected person in the state of Washington and who had recently traveled to China. This respiratory infection is part of a large family from…

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Binge Eating

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Binge Eating Eating disorders are extreme manifestations of a variety of weight and food concerns experienced by women and men. These include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and compulsive eating. These are all serious emotional problems that can have deadly consequences. Compulsive eating is mainly characterized by periods of impulsive voracity or non-stop eating. There are no purges but sporadic fasts…

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Social Pressure of Being Thin

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The social pressure of being thin In a society that touts stick-thin figures as presentable, achievable and even admirable, there seems to be a fine line between dieting and starvation, with the pressure to look slender often resulting in dangerous consequences.  The media glamorizes the unrealistic bodies of a few, leading to obsession over unrealistically thin bodies and a strange…

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