Blog Articles From January 2015

Blog Articles From January 2015

Christmas Has Made Me Depressed

Dear Dr Gray, I am worried that there is something wrong with me. I really didn’t enjoy Christmas, if I’m honest, I never do. I am surrounded by my family, have time off work and pretty much spend the whole time counting the days until I can return to normality. This makes me feel really depressed, everyone else is having a wonderful time and spends all year looking forward to it and I dread it then spend the time feeling depressed and anxious that I am not like everyone else. […]...

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How Do Core Beliefs Cause Mental Health Problem?

Core Beliefs – The Reason for Mental Health Problems What are Core Beliefs? Core beliefs are the cause of the majority of mental health problems. A core belief is a well established belief that we hold about ourselves, other people or the world. Core beliefs develop as a result of our early experiences in childhood and go on to influence the way that we make sense of the world and our day to day experiences. As such they are pivotal in determining how we feel and how we behave. If […]...

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What Is Post Natal OCD?

by Dr Emma Gray - 15th January, 2015
What Is Post Natal OCD?

Post Natal OCD is similar to ‘regular’ OCD. The only differences are that it occurs following the birth of a baby and that the obsessional or intrusive thoughts centre around responsibility for harm to the baby and the compulsive behaviours centre around trying to prevent that harm. Post natal OCD can be experienced by both mothers and fathers but seems to be more common amongst mothers with it occurring in 2-4% of new mothers. Common intrusive thoughts include thoughts of stabbing, suffocating or drowning the baby, throwing or dropping the […]...

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