Depression

how much should i be drinking

How much should I be drinking?

Alcohol related illness and death has risen dramatically in our society over the last few decades and in 2010 over one million people went to hospital in the UK for an alcohol related condition or injury. Short term affects include alcohol poisoning, leading to vomiting, fitting and injuries from falls. Long term affects include heart

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benefits of reiki

Benefits of Reiki

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing method that works to enhance the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of a person.  Using naturally present energy Reiki seeks to balance body and mind. Complementary therapy As a complementary therapy Reiki is being used increasingly alongside traditional medicine to provide alternative healthcare.The  benefits of Reiki to some

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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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arts thearpy and depression

Art therapy and depression

Art therapy is a way to express difficult thoughts, memories and emotions without having to use words. Art therapy and depression can work well as an alternative treatment to try. Art therapists can use music, drama, voice, dance or art to enable someone to work through their difficulties in way that bypasses the need to

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bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder used to be called manic depression and describes the condition where a person experiences extreme highs and lows of mood, energy and thought patterns. Whilst everyone goes up and down emotionally, a person who experiences bipolar will journey between much greater feelings of exuberance to despair and the extremes can last for weeks

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