In general practice it’s almost as if we have two groups of patients: one who have life under control and another who seem to struggle constantly with anxiety, depression and relationship problems. Why is there such a difference? I believe it relates to the issue of self. Some people become so indoctrinated by society (and concerned about approval from others) that they never establish who they are. Instead they feel like a mixed bag of qualities, moving through life, but unable to escape their own self-deprecating thoughts, which become counterproductive and appear dysfunctional to others. People are not born with bad traits; these they pick up in their development. However, based on one or two characteristics they will judge themselves and give other people a label; finding their true self is difficult because they are tied up with self doubts and negative beliefs. Using a visual framework I will demonstrate a new method of approaching life that I call ‘Positive Centred Psychology.’ This encourages people to separate their negatives from the true heart of their personality, and identify with their inner talents and desires – the basis of who they really are – and manage their negative behaviors with a reassurance they are not part of their original core. By re-evaluating their past and increasing their everyday awareness, individuals can accept themselves and learn to approach life’s difficult situations with optimism, strength and
balance. Regardless of race or religion they can channel their communications positively towards each person in their community
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medication is widely used as a treatment for mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders in Australia and worldwide. It has been demonstrated, however, that SSRIs can negatively impact on sexual functioning and influence all phases of the sexual cycle.
This study explores the possibility of developing an assessment instrument based on self-report sufficiently sensitive and practically applicable to detect mental illness and need for treatment among asylum seekers. The study was conducted among relatively newly arrived asylum seekers in Norway, 85 adult asylum seekers completed a questionnaire, of these 65 underwent a diagnostic interview.