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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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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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How Do You Treat Yourself?

by Dr Emma Gray - 24th September, 2018
How Do You Treat Yourself?

If you are struggling with a mental health problem, particularly depression, the answer to this question is likely to be ‘not very well’. The way that we treat ourselves has a big impact on how we feel. It can be the difference between good mental health and bad mental health. From the things that we do or neglect to do for ourselves, to the way that we speak to ourselves (internal dialogue) our attitude towards ourselves can make us feel calm, confident and content or depressed, anxious and full of […]...

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Treating Depression In Children

by Dr Emma Gray - 18th September, 2018
Treating Depression In Children

It is estimated that in the UK alone there are 80,000 children suffering from Depression, that equates to about 4% of children. In this blog I am going to go through what treatment for these children involves. Unfortunately, there is currently no good quality evidence indicating what the best treatment for children with depression is. So, I am going to look first at the recommendations provided by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE), the body that provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. […]...

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