Blog Articles From October 2018

Blog Articles From October 2018

What Is Antenatal Depression?

Antenatal Depression (AND) is a type of Depression that effect 7-20% of women during pregnancy. It is the strongest risk factor for Postnatal Depression (PND) but is talked about far less, despite the fact that research suggests treating it will not only protect against PND and Parenting Stress but also Depression that continues long after the birth of your baby. Symptoms are often missed because pregnancy is so physically & emotionally challenging, so knowing what to look for will ensure you get the help you need, as soon as you […]...

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Why Do We Have Halloween?

by Dr Holly Kahya - 16th October, 2018
Why Do We Have Halloween?

Why do we have Halloween? It’s time to carve and light the pumpkins, don the fangs and liberally drizzle the fake blood!  Halloween is the time to revel in the darkness and delight in savage, gruesome and thrilling.  Of course, this is particularly exciting for many of us precisely because we feel under a certain amount of social pressure from society to hide the less palatable sides of ourselves – our anger, envy, jealousy, greed; our raw ‘animal’ sides.  But for a long time, psychology has recognised that not only […]...

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What Is Panic Disorder, What Is a Panic Attack?

 Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks are often confused and the terms used interchangeably so in this blog I am going to explain the difference and help you to self-diagnose so you can get the help you need. A Panic Attack is a discrete episode of anxiety, the onset of which is sudden and the duration short usually between 3-5 minutes. Symptoms are severe, intense and overwhelming and include breathlessness, heart palpitations, dizziness and nausea. The intensity of this experience is born out by the fact that 20-44% of people […]...

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What Is Bipolar Depression

by Dr Emma Gray - 8th October, 2018
What Is Bipolar Depression

Bipolar Disorder (previously known as Manic Depression) is a mental health disorder that affects your mood with sufferers having extreme swings between periods of depression and mania. During periods of depressions sufferers will experience lethargy, overwhelming feelings of worthlessness, sadness and sometimes thoughts of suicide. During periods of mania, sufferers will feel ‘wired’ and behave impulsively and frenetically. They will experience boundless amounts of energy, a flurry of new ideas and ambition and will not want to sleep or eat. The mood swings experienced in Bipolar Disorder differ from normal […]...

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