• 19 OCT 17
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    SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF BULLYING AND STRATEGIES TO DEAL WITH IT

    SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF BULLYING AND STRATEGIES TO DEAL WITH IT

    Discovering that your child is being bullied is a major worry and it’s understandably distressing to find out that there’s a problem. You can feel out of control and desperate to help resolve the situation. It may be that you suspect something is going on but your child isn’t willing (or able) to talk about
    • 10 OCT 17
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    Decoding the Teenage Mind – Gulf News feat Child Psychotherapist Selma Yanik

    Decoding the Teenage Mind – Gulf News feat Child Psychotherapist Selma Yanik

    The teenage body is a cocktail of hormones. Are parents and teachers paying attention? “Don’t poke the bear. Especially when the bear is your teenage son or daughter, who is experiencing not just awkward physical changes to their body, but a raging cocktail of hormones, issues with their self-esteem, moods, attention span, impulse control, and

    • 02 OCT 17
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    GNC blog awarded “Top 100 Dubai Blogs and Websites on the Web”

    GNC blog awarded “Top 100 Dubai Blogs and Websites on the Web”

    Our blog has been awarded by Feedspot to be among the "Top 100 Dubai Blogs and Websites on the Web". In fact we are at place 33 and one of the top healthcare blogs in Dubai. The ranking is based on following criteria • Google reputation and Google search ranking • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter
    • 14 AUG 17
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    Young man tells of his dark teen years and how counselling showed him light – The National

    Young man tells of his dark teen years and how counselling showed him light – The National

    In another time, Ansel Johnson may not have had the help he desperately needed to overcome the depression that hung over him through his teenage years. The original full article was published in The National on, 05.08.2017 Now 20, he has turned his life around and dragged him-self up from his lowest point, when he
    • 08 AUG 17
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    Dubai support groups helping tackle stigma of mental health problems

    Dubai support groups helping tackle stigma of mental health problems

    A variety of groups at the German Neuroscience Centre, as well as the use of social media, are helping many people come to terms with conditions that would otherwise fester for years. The original full article was published in The National on, 05.08.2017 The changing dynamic of mental health issues and the slow disintegration of
    • 16 JUL 17
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    Fewer People Tying The Knot In Dubai

    Fewer People Tying The Knot In Dubai

    The number of marriages in Dubai has come down over the last couple of years, according to data released by the Dubai Statistics Centre. 
While a total of 5,090 marriages were registered in 2014, the number dropped to 4,851 in 2015 and 4,457 in 2016. Residents say they are not exactly surprised. Aamnah Hussain, marriage
    • 13 JUL 17
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    Coffee May Lower Your Risk Of Dying From Illnesses Like Stroke And Heart Disease

    Coffee May Lower Your Risk Of Dying From Illnesses Like Stroke And Heart Disease

    Finally something that we all love is good for our health as well. Coffee may lower your risk of dying from illnesses like stroke and heart disease. Interestingly the results are the same for decaf and caffeinated coffee. 2 huge studies observed in total 7000,000 people over a period of 16 years. Both Studies were

    • 05 JUL 17
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    Parkinson’s Awareness Event covered in Al Khaleej & Al Bayan

    Parkinson’s Awareness Event covered in Al Khaleej & Al Bayan

    Almost 80 Parkinson’s patients and caregivers from the UAE supported this year’s Parkinson’s event. This is way more than we ever expected and we are happy to see that the community is continuing to grow. Parkinson’s disease is a life changing neurological condition, which is widely undiagnosed, often misunderstood and not accurately treated. Movement Mantra, The German Neuroscience Center and VFS
    • 18 JUN 17
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    Garden therapy has many benefits, psychologists say

    Garden therapy has many benefits, psychologists say

    Aamnah Hussain, psychologist at the German Neuroscience Center, speaks to Gulf News as an expert for garden therapy. Here a short snippet from the original article published in Gulf News. “Psychologists say horticultural therapy, or garden therapy, can improve people’s emotional, physical, and cognitive health. Aamnah Hussain, a counselling psychologist at German Neuroscience Centre, Dubai, said,
    • 14 JUN 17
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    Are you sleepless in the UAE?

    Are you sleepless in the UAE?

    Lack of sleep is a huge problem in the UAE. According to recent research more than 65 per cent of people in the country don’t get enough sleep. That’s why this month’s Friday Magazine released a “Sleep Special” interviewing UAE’s sleep experts like Dr. Manio Maravic, Neurologist at the German Neuroscience Center. The article was
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