Conversion Disorder

Introduction Conversion Disorder (CD), also known as Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder is a psychiatric disorder where “one or more symptoms emerge quickly and affects awareness, perception, sensation, or movement without any apparent physical cause” (American Psychiatric Association, 2015)...

Embracing change during COVID-19

Change can be terrifying. It entails uncertainty, letting go of familiarity and a sense of control. The human brain has been termed as an “anticipation machine, and ‘making future’ is the most important thing it does” (Gillbert, 2006). Uncertainty...

Love At First Sight: Does It Exist?

We have all seen it in movies. A man and a woman happen to glance at each other, and at that moment he feels a rush of love, and stops in his track, just staring and smiling. Everything slows...

Balancing social media usage during COVID-19

In response to the global pandemic we are facing, governments and public health officials from several parts of the world have given us orders to comply with that do not come instinctively to our very social nature: practicing social...

Reaching Your Goals, Even After Circuit Breaker

During the circuit breaker measures, you would have developed habits, such as playing the guitar, learning how to cook, or even exercising regularly. Now that June has arrived, the circuit breaker has ended and phase one has begun. Although...