Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
This video presents an overview of bulimia nervosa including its symptoms and treatment.
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This video presents an overview of anorexia nervosa and its effects on the digestive system.
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This video helps you understand when it is time to seek professional help, the differences among various mental-health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists) and the types of services that they provide.
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This video delves into the underlying mechanisms, diagnosis, symptoms, lifestyle and treatment associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
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This video explains the science behind Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) and summarizes studies that depict brain pathways during ASMR.
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These videos explore the fear response and anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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This video discusses how optimism can improve physical health, how research studies define optimism, what are the physical effects of optimism and what mechanisms are behind the relationship.
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This video explains music therapy in an interview with Rachael Finnerty — a music therapist who is accredited in Canada.
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This video looks at medical complications that result from ingesting laundry detergent and focuses on pulmonary necrosis and inflammation.
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This video lists reasons for why laughter is the best medicine, while it also acknowledges certain limitations.
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This video is based on a personal account and demonstrates habits, behaviours and thoughts that a person with OCD may experience.
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This video discusses obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) along with its prevalence, causes, symptoms and current treatments.
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This video follows students as they explore the benefits of mindfulness meditation practices and how easily they can be incorporated into our daily lives.
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Mindfulness is essentially being aware of the things you wouldn’t normally notice on a day to day basis, like your breathing.
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This video explores schizophrenia, a complex biochemical brain disorder affects a person’s ability to determine what is reality and what is not.
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This video investigates the newly observed correlation between prenatal influenza exposure and adult schizophrenia onset.
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These videos provide information about depression, its symptoms, treatments and resources.
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This video examines the research and scientific information surrounding the benefits exercise can have on students' mental health.
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This video looks at how emotional intelligence (EI) proves that it is possible to learn how to perceive not just your own emotions but also the emotions of others in a social settings.
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This video describes the wellness and mental health services available on campus at McMaster University.
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This video looks at the process of stress response, the symptoms associated with stress, how stress impacts our health, habits that influence stress levels and different resources available to better manage stress.
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The video introduces the roots of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and its goal of understanding and diagnosing mental illness.
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This video explains to a teenage audience three of the most chronic mental illnesses: anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
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This video explores dissociative identity disorder, which is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person's behavior.
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This video explores the relationship between occurrences of low cholesterol and episodes of violent activity.
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This video will take viewers through the process and explore the stigma associated with being mentally unfit to stand trial.
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