What is PTSD?

Symptoms: Some of the most common symptoms of PTSD include the following: Intense feelings of distress when reminded of a tragic eventExtreme physical reactions to reminders of trauma such as a nausea, sweating or a pounding heartInvasive, upsetting memories of a tragedyFlashbacks (feeling like the trauma is happening again)Nightmares of either frightening things or of … Continue reading What is PTSD?

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorders are characterised by extreme fluctuations in mood whereby an individual alternates between states of depression and mania. The term 'bipolar' describes the contrasting emotions at different ends of the spectrum of mood. There are three subtypes of bipolar disorders, bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder and cyclothymic disorder. Signs and Symptoms: Bipolar I:The … Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder?

Benefits of Music Therapy on Mental Health

Music therapy has been found to improve mental and emotional health. Symptoms of depression and anxiety are often decreased with the use of music. Music therapy can also help lift the mood and improve the quality of life of those with physical health issues. Music therapy has been deļ¬ned as 'an interpersonal process in which … Continue reading Benefits of Music Therapy on Mental Health