All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Depression’

  • Is medication the answer to Depression?

    Is medication the answer to alleviating sufferers from the pain of depression? As a psychologist, people often ask me whether medication should be used solely to treat depression, as a support whilst in therapy or whether it is a ‘band aid’ solution to a longer-term …

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  • Anxiety and Depression – Early signs

    New Year’s Resolutions are made by many people each year and yet by the end of January, many are forgotten.? Because this can lead to depression and anxiety as you realise that the changes you want to make to your life, are not happening, ask …

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  • Up In The Air Movie

    In Up in the Air movie, starring George Clooney, he invites us to complete a self-reflective exercise on what is weighing us down in life.? He uses the analogy of a back-pack which begins empty and to which we are invited to add all the …

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  • Christmas Blues – time for reflection or distraction?

    Christmas celebrations are often followed by a sense of depression or loss. There is so much anticipation about Christmas and family life, that following the ‘get togethers’, a depression or sadness can occur. If you are feeling blue this Christmas or disappointed with the outcome …

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  • Anxiety and Depression in the New Year

    Anxiety and depression are often unexpected visitors after Christmas and New Year.? For some, these are brushed off as? reactions to the end of the holiday.? For others, the anxiety is much greater and develops into panic attacks or depression. Anxiety and depression are powerful …

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  • Anxiety and Depression – the price for disappointing others?

    Anxiety often arises when we feel out of control and yet ironically it is often the fear of disappointing others or feeling responsible for their feelings that immobilises us from taking necessary action to look after ourselves.  It is inevitable that sometimes our actions will …

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  • Post Natal Depression

    Post Natal Depression is a painful and alarming condition which many mothers experience after the birth of their child.? It is often a surprise to the sufferer or people around them who may have anticipated the birth of a new child with excitement, expecting everything …

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  • Depression – Unfinished business from the past

    Depression and anxiety develops for a number of reasons, each unique to the individual sufferer.? It may occur during life-stage changes or major changes to an individuals life that involve loss and uncertainty.? However, depression may also be due to issues from the past which …

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  • Not feeling good enough?

    Modern living reminds us on a daily basis that it is important to achieve certain things society deems are valuable. This relates to how we look, what work we do, how much we earn, where we live and what car we drive. People with high …

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  • Feeling Depressed – What now?

    When someone is depressed, their apathy and disinterest in life often escalates, resulting in becoming so stuck that they cannot access the resources to move forward.? The individual may lose sight of who they are, not recognising themselves and therefore are unable to seek help …

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