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Autism Isn't Abnormal

Rebecca Sharrock
in Science

The definition of a disability is to be someone with certain characteristics that are different to most people. A neurotypical person on the other hand is defined to have characteristics that fit soci...

Walking the PMDD Labyrinth

Cheeky Minx
in Science

I recently came across a question on a PMDD forum that asked something like, "I just discovered I have PMDD. Please tell me there is something I can do to carry on with my life and responsibilities. A...

How To Manage Fear When You're Fearing The Worst

Brandon Krogel
in Science

Fear is one of the most powerful human emotions we can endure. It's consuming nature can overwhelm our thoughts, dominate our emotions and negatively influence our behavior. It is a mysteriously dark ...

Living Under the Shadow of Anxiety

Stephanie Gendron
in Science

Anxiety, another invisible illness. How can I possibly justify my illness? How can I prove that I have chemical imbalances in my brain? Are they going to believe me, or think I'm too sensitive and str...

The Greatest Privilege

Justin-James Gignac
in Science

We live in a universe where our greatest privilege is life itself, death the inescapable reality governed by space and time. But humans are a death-denying species, constantly forgetting the renewal t...

Garlic and Onions: Two Foods With a Medicinal Kick

M.J. Green
in Science

On June 7th, 2017 the University of Guelph announced the findings of Prof. Suresh Neethirajan’s work with onions and the plant's ability to create a hostile environment for cancer cells in the body. O...

Chronic Stress: Cortisol and Oxytocin

M.J. Green
in Science

Stress, in today’s modern technological cultures, runs ramped, the medical effects of chronic stress on the human body can be devastating. Acute (sudden stress) is normal, it is part of the fight or f...

Addiction

Zak Awry
in Science

We meet thousands of people in life and without fail, when you meet someone new they'll say, “So tell me about yourself,” and you'll awkwardly respond by mentioning a few recent things about yourself ...

The Silent Killer: Quiet BPD

Katlynn landry
in Science

From a young age I knew something was odd about me. I could never quite deal with emotions or distinguish one from another. They all always felt like too much for me to handle. I never expressed this ...

Just Keep Swimming

Sarah Sparks
in Science

For years I have struggled with an unnamed illness that just didn't seem to have a cause. My test results would come back clear. There was no diabetes, Lupus, STDs or arthritis. I'd been diagnosed wit...

My Story: Diagnosis and Battle

Khushbu Kheti
in Science

It was by pure chance that I went to the emergency room one day in May. I had packed my work bag thinking I would be in and out within two hours, but that wasn’t the case. Who knew what I thought was ...

MediTation Before MediCation

Michael Thielmann
in Science

Having been engaged in the mental health system as a youth and going on to become an addiction/mental health worker myself, I feel I have a duty to share my story in hopes of empowering others who may...

Acid Reflux Disease Can Be A Killer!

Marlene Affeld
in Science

The American College of Gastroenterology reports that more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms every single day. In the United States alone, pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter me...

Why We Need To Stop Looking At Medication Negatively

Beth Gibbons
in Science

I have suffered from mental health issues my entire life. In fact, I am certain I suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) even in public school. U...

Expectations

Justin-James Gignac
in Science

Expectations... We all have them. They're those ideas that float around our mind before being sewn into the soil of our conscious selves. They grow as weeds from this mental earth, strangling our gard...

Being Diagnosed with a Deadly Disease that the World Deems Your Fault

Catherine Rose
in Science

Waking up to pee, sometimes 10 to 12 times per restless night. Sneaking downstairs to the fridge to indulge myself with bottles upon bottles of water, a few juice boxes, and cans of soda. Not being ab...