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17 February 2009

Simple steps to sanity

Do you suddenly feel down and lacking in energy? Or not as in control of your emotions and thoughts as usual?

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Do you suddenly feel down and lacking in energy? Or not as in control of your emotions and thoughts as usual? Perhaps you feel that you’re not coping with everyday activities? It might well be that you need the help of a mental health practitioner.

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Some of the signs that you may need help include: being more emotional, i.e. more down or much happier (almost elated) than usual; more anxious or tense than normal; disturbed sleep patterns – need to sleep more or inability to fall or stay asleep; eating more or less than usual; abusing substances, such as alcohol or drugs; physical problems, e.g. heart palpitations, unusual sweating or trembling which are not the result of a physical problem; difficulty concentrating or remembering; friends or relatives have expressed their concern that there is something wrong; drop in school or work performance.

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