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Winning the Postnatal Depression Battle

The pressures after having a baby can be intense. While we tend to think of the stress of sleepless nights, often that’s the least of the worries for new mothers. Changes in hormones, lack of...

Psychology v Psychiatry: What’s the Difference?

Many people use the terms “psychology” and “psychiatry” interchangeably, but the truth is, there are some distinct differences between the two practices. Knowing these distinctions is important when searching for a suitable mental health professional....

Mental Health While at University

When preparing for college, many teens and young adults are consumed with important questions around the major transition ahead, such as concerns over what course of study to select, how their social landscape will change,...

What You May Not Know About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic-depressive disorder) affects some 60 million people worldwide, so there’s a good chance that you or someone you know is affected by it. But despite bipolar disorder being so common,...

Borderline Personality Disorder: A Misunderstood Phenomenon

Many people are familiar with mental health problems such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. Fewer people, though, have heard of borderline personality disorder. But even among those people who do have a basic...

Resolutions are not just for the New Year

It is the start of a new year and many see this as a chance to bring a fresh energy to their goals in life.  There is something very appealing about imagining one can just...

Psychological benefits of giving to others and thinking of others

Do you ever get that warm feeling when you’ve done a good deed? Or when you’ve given someone a gift they really value and cherish? Research indicates that giving to others is psychologically beneficial to...

The psychology of comfort eating

Eating our hearts out  Eating is arguably at the very centre of our being.  It plays a complicated role in our daily lives and wellbeing, as well as a key part in how many of...

Work stress advice feature on Refinery29

This month Dr Elena features on Refinery29 in a piece entitled: ‘How my job drove me to therapy’ “Approximately 50% of individuals suffering from anxiety and depression report that work is one of the top...

What does a psychiatrist do?

There are less than six thousand doctors practising general psychiatry in the UK. A psychiatrist is a medically qualified practitioner who can prescribe medicine to treat mental health problems. Along with medical training and experience,...