personality disorders

Personality disorders

Personality disorders is the name given to a group of mental health diagnoses. Our personality is the word that sums up our individual thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Although these tend to be fairly predictable, overtime there is a natural maturation that happens that supports most people to become flexible in their responses and able to

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Insomnia not sleeping

Insomnia: Why you can’t sleep

Parenting, working and household chores can really sap your energy levels but what if you’re already running on empty?  Whether you struggle to fall asleep or lie staring at the clock for hours in the middle of the night, a lack of sleep can have a profoundly detrimental effect on your everyday life.  Insomnia affects

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social media makes us feel lonely

I feel depressed

I feel depressed – what should I do?  Whether you are a high-flying career person or a stay-at-home parent chances are you will have experienced the natural ups and downs of life. Everyone feels a bit low once in a while but sometimes it can start to become overwhelming and you may need a bit

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do i really need antidepressants

Do I really need antidepressants?

Antidepressants are mostly prescribed to people who are experiencing depression, but they are also offered for other conditions including anxiety. It is more common for women to be prescribed them but not unusual for men to be offered them as well. As many as one in four people in the UK experience some form of

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coping with anxiety

Coping with anxiety

Occasional feelings of anxiety are something that most people are familiar with. Coping with anxiety is not an easy task and takes time and tools to make the whole thing a lot easier to cope with. Anxiety is a combination of tension, worry and uncertainty together with a mind that is overly busy and either

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panic attack

Panic attacks

What is a panic attack? A panic attack is an intense feeling of anxiety that becomes overwhelming. Someone suffering from a panic attack may experience heart palpitations, faintness, difficulty breathing, sweating, or sickness. They may feel like they are dying or having a heart attack. They may even pass out. Panic attacks generally come on

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