Depression

SAD seasonal affective disorder

Situational Depression

Whenever you experience significant life events you need time to adjust or recover.  Sometimes, particularly when these events are traumatic, you may not cope very well for a short time and you may develop situational depression (also often referred to as ‘adjustment disorder’). What is Situational Depression? Unlike clinical (or major) depression, situational depression is

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post traumatic stress

Post traumatic stress

What is PTS? The term post traumatic stress (PTS) is used to describe a range of symptoms that can appear after people have been involved in situations that are outside of most human experience. These situations can cause acute distress and include being in a serious car accident, being held hostage, being the victim of

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OCD

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD is the name give to a mental health condition where a person experiences uncontrollable and unwanted thoughts and feels compelled to behave in a repetitive and ritualised way. Underneath these thoughts and behaviours is a feeling of acute anxiety that the person does not feel able to handle. Instead there focus

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meditation and stress

Meditation and stress

What is meditation? Meditation has recently become big business. Whilst it used to be practiced just by hermits in caves and monks in monasteries it is now widely accepted as a great self help tool for anyone who wants to reduce their stress levels. Meditation and stress is good to work together as it can

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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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Stressed woman at home

Stress at home: how to cope

Life itself can be stressful and if you throw into the mix working as well as being a parent, then these two full time jobs can take their toll and cause parents to become very stressed while at home. Stress can have a tremendous impact on both the person who is experiencing it and the

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