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A Summary of Symptoms and Treatment Plans for Depersonalization Disorder

What Is Depersonalization? Depersonalization is the feeling of detachment from yourself, and most of us have felt it at one point or the other in our life -particularly after trauma. Depersonalization disorder forms a part of a wide group of 'Dissociative Disorders'. These are illnesses that seriously disrupt a person's memory, identity, reality, and consciousness. This has a negative effect on a...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Busting the Myths

What comes to your mind when you imagine a person with OCD? Probably obsessive hand-washing, walking while avoiding the cracks on the concrete, and counting….lots and lots of counting. While all of that does form a part of the disease, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has a much wider reach. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personal Struggle Stepping into the world after being diagnosed with...

Cognitive Bias Mitigation: How to be Happy and Emotionally Healthy

You cannot see schizophrenia the way you would see an amputated limb. Neither can you gauge the severity of depression the way you can tell a scratch from a fracture. Part of why there is so much stigma around mental illnesses is because they do not exist in a concrete form. There have been many attempts by artists to capture...

Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide to Discovering, Healing, and Managing Everyday Stress

Why Talking about Anxiety Matters It has been reported that a staggering 92% of Pakistanis feel anxious and nervous about something or the other; a figure unmatched across the globe. According to the study, most of this anxiety comes from the deteriorating economic conditions of the country and its declining state of security. Whether it is issues related to unemployment, healthcare, threats...

It’s okay to be not okay

A hard one to compose for me, but I'll give it a go anyway. A simple message, for everyone. It's okay to be not okay. A lot of us suffer in silence. We are scared of judgement. We are scared of losing our jobs. Our friends. Families. Things we love. But it is okay. It is okay to be not okay. You may have a hidden...

Parents – can they do no wrong?

Sometimes, somebody just says it like it is. For most people, or I hope at least that it is for most people, your parents are everything and they are awesome and they are the most important people in your life. However, not everyone is so lucky. Some people sadly end up with abusive parents. While systems exist around the world to...

Helping strangers – but not your own

I have often wondered about the very nature of help and helping we do in our lives. I would like to think of myself as a helpful person. I created PakTherapy to further this cause and provide some help to people by shining light on a topic that is often shunned around the world. Even more so in places...

About Coffee and Life: Loneliness

In this post we welcome Ali. He lives in Oxford and is taking the brave step of opening up about his own personal issues. We are happy to give him a medium on PakTherapy. If you would like to make such contributions, or have come across useful things, please do give us a shout via Twitter or Email (helpme@paktherapy.com).   Over...

The Gift of Time

Post contributed by @paperleaftea (both Twitter and Instagram). She has done our logo as well as background art. Here she talks about some thoughts on time and how it is a gift.  The passing of time is a strange gift. The infrastructure of our bodies slowly starts dissolving away, the skin ever so slightly creeps down every year, reluctant to...

Habits…Are they really that powerful?

  Let’s start with an understanding of what a habit is. A habit is a stable, repeatable pattern of predictive behavior that one can execute without thinking too much about it, which with a little repetition becomes an unconscious behavior. Habit formation is the process by which new behaviors are repeated a few times and then they become automatic. Old habits...