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Anxiety: The Hidden Epidemic

Everyone gets nervous or anxious sometimes. In fact, that anxious feeling is probably an important part of the fight or flight instinct which helped keep our ancestors safe. Realising there is danger and responding quickly...

Why OCD Should Be Taken More Seriously

OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, sometimes seems to have become little more than a funny punchline. When people are straightening up they might say things like, “Oh I’m a bit OCD when it comes to clutter...

The Keys to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of the year is a popular time to evaluate our lives and make plans for the coming year. Often this leads to New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, most resolutions, while well-intentioned, are not successful....

Recognising Binge Eating and Recovery

Binge eating is a condition that affects both men and women. In a consumption-orientated culture that enables excessive eating and drinking, it can feel difficult to identify a binge eating disorder from simply bad eating...

How Can Our Behaviour Affect Sufferers of Mental Illness?

Families and friends of someone who has a mental illness may not realise how influential their behaviour is. When people who care about a mental illness sufferer take the time to respond to them in...

Dealing with Christmas Holiday Depression

The festive season is expected to be fun, yet in one survey nearly half the men reported feeling depressed over the holiday season. Regardless of whether these feelings reach the level of clinical depression, even...

4 Top Excuses for Not Seeing a Psychologist

Mental health issues are very common, with one recent survey finding that one in four people have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Unfortunately, many people’s issues remain untreated, resulting in unnecessary suffering. Mental...

Bullying in the Workplace – Why and How Does It Happen?

Bullying is most commonly associated with the playground. Sadly, though, it can often persist deep into adulthood. ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) released a paper in 2015 which discussed how it is increasingly common...

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....