Stop fighting it; it’ll only get stronger. How am I any different from some of you? Acceptance is key, but how? [Read more…]
Many cultures have created an unhealthy attitude to the psychological turbulence we all experience from time to time. It now appears intuitive to fight back against that which we think and feel threatens us, but is this really an effective strategy? [Read more…]
Many of us have become aware of the acronym SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a phenomenon associated with the onset of winter, and the reduced hours of available sunlight exposure. According to SADA, significant symptoms affect an estimated 7% of the UK population each year, with a further 17% suffering discomfort of a milder form.
About Depression… depression, depression, depression… We hear this word all the time it seems. Does this mean it has lost value? Have we become desensitised to the word ‘depression’, what does it really mean? [Read more…]
Also known as PPD, or Postnatal Depression. Of the clients seen by me within the service I offer, women are very much in the ascendancy. Having published articles earlier in this series for fathers, this is an opportune time then to share some observations for a challenge, which, whilst not exclusively faced by women, is clearly more prevalent in this gender. [wiki] [Read more…]
We all experience low moods and this helps us differentiate between happy and contented emotional states and those days where we feel ‘less than’. Low moods can also be differentiated within themselves and your exposure to them. So how do you know if you’re depressed… and what might happen if you are? [Read more…]