Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Weather and our mood

Weather and our mood

The world often seems like a much happier place when the sun is shining. If your heart sinks when you open the curtains in the morning to discover grey, wet, windy and downright horrible conditions outside then it may feel like the weather is affecting your emotions. Study However, research conducted by Dr Franz Buscha,

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Why summer makes us feel good

Why summer makes us feel good

There’s something about summer that makes us feel pretty good about life. Gone are the long, dark, cold nights and in comes sunshine and rising temperatures. Not only does this literally make the world seem like a brighter place, it also has plenty of health and wellbeing benefits for us. Sunshine makes you happy A

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Coping with depression on a daily basis

Coping with depression on a daily basis

People suffering from depression often struggle to complete even simple everyday tasks. Getting through a day at work can be an achievement in itself, never mind coming home to play with the kids, help them with homework and get the house sorted. If you’re finding life difficult to cope with due to depression then we

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Is there any truth to Man Flu

Is there any truth to Man Flu

The merest sign of a sniffle and off he will plod to the sanctuary of his bed; clutching a hot water bottle, declaring there couldn’t possibly be anything worse that what he has. Who is it and what does he have? Oh yes it’s my husband and he has only gone and got man flu!

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weather and mood

How weather affects our mood

Do you feel invigorated in a rainstorm? Refreshingly breathless in strong winds? Light of heart in the summer sun? The effect the weather can have on our moods is quite astonishing, but not everyone responds to the same conditions in the same way, and the feelings experienced can be unexpected. Learning to recognise how prevailing

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Could you be Bipolar

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder (previously referred to as ‘Manic depression’) is a psychological disorder involving periods of polarized emotions and symptoms. There are two main states: depression and mania. An individual suffering from bipolar will usually swing between these states, sometimes very rapidly (rapid cycling). Some sufferers experience periods of ‘normality’ between their

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