Depression


Ottawa psychologist leads group counselling session

Personality Disorders in Greater Detail (Part 2 of 2)

In our previous article, Part One on Personality Disorders, we gave an overview of personality disorders, then focused on one of the more common ones: Borderline Personality Disorder. This article will cover some of the other personality disorders, specifically: Narcissistic Personality Disorder Avoidant Personality Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Before diving into those specific conditions,…

happy woman starting a new day after successful counselling

Personality Disorders: Borderline and Beyond (Part 1 of 2)

What are personality disorders? Are these just ‘faults’ or ‘flaws’ in someone’s personality? And, if personality is something that’s largely formed by the time we’re adults, does this mean that personality disorders can’t be treated? You may have heard of borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or many others in the category.…

Empty list of 2018 goals for the new year

A New Year’s Resolution for Better Mental Health

New year’s resolutions. We’ve all made them. We’ve all broken them. Sometimes we wonder, “why do I even bother?” Understand that, like many things in life that don’t often pan out, new year’s resolutions are made with the best intentions. But good intentions aren’t enough. In fact, intentions alone, without a plan that’s followed through…

Couple combats low moods in winter with exercise

Combating Time Change and Less Daylight in the Fall & Winter

It happens every year. Twice a year in fact. Once going forward, and once going backward. Just an hour, one hour out of 168 in the week. And yet that hour can have a tremendous impact. It’s more than the hour, of course, more than the sudden shift in time, but also a gradual shift…

Woman shocked by bad news from her phone

Tuning Out from Bad News

Do you find yourself down, distressed or depressed after watching or reading the news? If so, you’re not alone. More and more, as we’ve become inundated with information, we’re presented with news and current events that are difficult to process. Fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods… and those are just the natural disasters! Add to that a…

Ottawa Seasonal Affective Disorder, S.A.D

Banishing the Winter Blues – Dealing With S.A.D

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is a term that describes our susceptibility to cyclical depressive periods during the fall and winter seasons. A product of genetic chance combined with the right environmental circumstance, S.A.D is a disorder prevalent in Ottawa, effecting thousands of people throughout the city. Getting through the winter is tough when you suffer from…