Tag Archives: mental health

Tag Archives: mental health

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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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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Help For Friends And Family Of Mental Health Sufferers

Being close to someone who is suffering from a mental health problem can be very difficult, not knowing how to help, feeling confused about what is going on, feeling frustrated with the person, the situation, or yourself, maybe feeling isolated and hopeless about what to do next. In this blog I am going to share 6 tips to help you to help the person that you care about. 1. Inform Yourself An important first step is to find out as much as you can about the problem that your friend […]...

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