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Dry January Is a Bad Idea!

by Dr Emma Gray - 7th January, 2019
Dry January Is a Bad Idea!

Dry January is a Bad Idea! At a glance it seems that giving up alcohol for a whole month, especially after the excesses of Christmas, is a good idea.  However, on closer inspection is it possible that this recently popular way of dealing with January is just another version of the feast or famine approach to life that we seem so drawn to. As a society our relationship with alcohol is far from ideal.  Its social acceptability has allowed many of us to fall into the trap of ‘using’ it […]...

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Birth Trauma Treatment

by Dr Emma Gray - 4th January, 2019
Birth Trauma Treatment

In this blog I am going to explain what treatment for Birth Trauma involves. This is a problem that affects 25-35% of women. Birth Trauma also affects men, so in this article I will refer to the sufferer as ‘the parent”. There are two treatments that are thought to be effective for Birth Trauma, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming (EMDR). 1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) After a traumatic event the way that we think about what has happened can stop us processing the experience and readjusting […]...

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Birth Trauma

by Dr Emma Gray - 27th December, 2018
Birth Trauma

In this blog I am going to explain what Birth Trauma is then share a quick quiz so that you work out if this is the problem that you are struggling with. Birth Trauma is when a parent develops Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of giving birth. It is estimated to effect 30,00 women in the UK every year or 25-35% of women. It can also affect men. For this reason I am going to refer to the sufferer as ‘the parent’. Birth Trauma occurs when what […]...

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The Best Treatment For OCD

by Dr Emma Gray - 17th December, 2018
The Best Treatment For OCD

In this blog I am going to explain the best treatment for adults suffering with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This information is up to date at the time of publishing this article and is based on the recommendations made by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom. For more information about OCD see the video below: There are 2 types of treatment that have been proven to be effective for OCD: medication and talking therapy. I will start by explaining a […]...

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