81-120 The Fire­cracker

CLEO (Malaysia) - - YOUR LIFE, YOUR RULES! -

Do peo­ple ev­ery say you’re too neg­a­tive or highly strung? Thought so. You’re so prone to snap­ping, you’ll prob­a­bly come back as an elas­tic band in an­other life! With para­noia, stress and anx­i­ety lev­els as high as yours, it’s bound to af­fect your life. If you feel tired and un­happy all the time, it’s be­cause your brain is con­stantly in over­drive, us­ing up vi­tal nu­tri­ents and re­sult­ing in duller hair and skin, di­ges­tive problems, headaches, and mood swings. Turn things around by see­ing a doc­tor to check that it isn’t due to any­thing more se­ri­ous; fullscale panic at­tacks ev­ery other day aren’t nor­mal. “Check out self-help books, see a pro­fes­sional, prac­tice re­lax­ation tech­niques, and re­train your brain to think pos­i­tively,” sug­gests Dr Hassed. “You should make a real ef­fort to get bet­ter be­cause if left un­treated, para­noia can re­sult in more se­ri­ous ill­ness, such as de­pres­sion or para­noid psy­chosis.

Try tak­ing a hol­i­day, detox­ing, or hang­ing with pos­i­tive peo­ple. We all worry to a cer­tain ex­tent, but it’s like a rock­ing chair — it might give you some­thing to do, but doesn’t get you any­where. Need help? Look up your clos­est men­tal health pro­fes­sional on the Malaysian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion web­site (

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