Tagged: depression

This week in health – 16/03/2018


This week in health

It’s been a varied week in health. There’s been some shocking and saddening news stories, including a report about the links between depression and cancer and the passing of Stephen Hawking. However, there’s also been a great deal of awareness … Continue reading


Allergy fear-induced panic attack in a cafe…


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Recently I experience he best of times and worst of times. It was a Saturday and I broke my ParkRun PB. I also broke a few of my rules for staying alive and faced some pretty starling side effects. I … Continue reading


10 tips for dealing with rage, fear and anxiety about your allergies


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First of all, you are not alone. The first thing you need to do, if you have a diagnosis for a serious life threatening allergy is to arm yourself with all the information you can. Get the best help, get … Continue reading


Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)


With the nights growing longer and the weather getting colder, it is safe to say that winter is well and truly upon us! But what does this mean for our psyche? Often these longer nights can lead to us feeling … Continue reading


Is poor mental health in our young the inevitable consequence of uncertainty?


Given the renewed focus in the UK to address years of stigmatising, ignoring or explaining away it is refreshing to see mental health is being acknowledged as an issue worthy of time, money and initiatives. For too long the rote … Continue reading


6 Reasons You Are Tired All of The Time


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Do you feel sluggish throughout the day? Tired of looking at everyone else and wondering how come they have so much energy? If so, don’t lose heart, many people feel this way. There are many reasons that you could feel … Continue reading


How can family help substance addicts on the road to recovery?



Substance addiction can bring in a very powerful, negative impact to any individual and the people around him. In fact, substance addiction costs the US government around $200 billion per year, so the problem is indeed very demanding. But how … Continue reading


Could An Allergy ‘Cause’ An Eating Disorder?


People who grow up with food allergies typically have a different relationship to food than those who grow up allergy-free. While this by no means indicates that an eating disorder will naturally develop (far from it!), it is worth noting … Continue reading


How a skin condition like psoriasis can affect your body image and what to do about it


Your body image is how you perceive yourself when you look at your reflection in the mirror or when you think about the way you look.  How accurately your body image matches the way others actually see you is dependent … Continue reading


Facing the world with psoriasis


I have much admiration for those who are able to face the world, psoriasis and all.  It takes a kind of courage I often lack.  I’ve had lots of unpleasant encounters due my psoriasis, not to mention the sympathy and … Continue reading


Mindfulness for psoriasis


The exciting news is that mindfulness can help if you have psoriasis. But what is it and how does it work? Mindfulness is a meditation technique where you focus your mind on the present moment and appreciate now rather than … Continue reading


Rosacea is visible on the outside, but it hurts on the inside


I’m very used to having red cheeks. I’ve had them for more than fifteen years. It started off as a bit of extra pink – almost a sun-kissed look – but this rosiness darkened from month to month and from … Continue reading


Chronic Stress & Anxiety Can Damage The Brain Leading To Depression & Dementia


A new scientific review paper warns that people must find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they could be increasing their risk for developing depression and even dementia in later life. The review was led … Continue reading


Depression and Pain: Are They Really Linked?


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It is estimated that 1 in 4 of us will experience some kind of mental health problem during our lives, with depression being the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in the United Kingdom. Mentally and physically draining, depression can seriously … Continue reading


Stress and Self Medicating: A Deadly Combination


There is no denying the fact that stress can be very damaging to a person’s physical and mental well-being. Stress is common and isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however, when a person is unable to handle it effectively it can … Continue reading


Sleep deprivation, and why it’s dangerous


For some, sleep deprivation sounds like a problem that’s only experienced by people who have severe sleeping disorders. We all know that not getting enough sleep isn’t a good thing – but a lot of people don’t understand just how … Continue reading


Your Recovery Toolbox: How to Adopt Physical Exercise While Beating Your Addiction


Fighting an addiction of any kind may be one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your life. Relapse rates are notoriously high among recovering addicts – as many as 60% will relapse at some point, and … Continue reading


Kissing eases eczema and allergy symptoms


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You heard it here first! Kissing is good for you. Well we all know that, but kissing when you have eczema and allergies could be particularly beneficial! I love this piece of news, more proof that snogging is seriously underated … Continue reading


Is depression an allergic reaction to inflammation?


Just a very quick blogette for you today. I saw this, which is actually not new news, it was reported in January this year but still merits attention. New research has discovered that some depression is caused by an allergic … Continue reading


Living with Alzheimer’s


Alzheimer’s diseaseis the most common type of dementia. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets progressively worse over time. Symptoms The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is short-term memory loss, where sufferers have difficulty remembering … Continue reading


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