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Understanding Gaming Addiction

Friday, 20 January 2012. Posted in Miscellaneous

What is Gaming Addiction? Gaming addiction is a major problem that remains largely unrecognized as a clinical disorder within the general population. This is because there has been very little research conducted examining the problem and it has therefore been difficult to ...

Worried about the effects of the medical risks associated with the PIP Breast Implants

Thursday, 19 January 2012. Posted in Miscellaneous

If you are worried about the medical effects of breast implants please complete our survey. The recent news about the possible medical issues associated with PIP breast implants - has been devastating for nearly 50,000 women who had these implants. Our Clinical Partner - Richard Sherry a Clinical Psychologist - has created a short survey to understand more the emotional and psychological effects that this issue has had on women. If you have been affected by this issue or know some who has can forward this to them we would really appreciate you completing how very short survey.

Clinical Partner – Richard Sherry, Clinical Psychologist, has compiled a short survey that tries to understand further the Psychological and emotional impact arising from the recent news of the medical risks associated with PIP breast implants From discussions with many women who ...

Understanding over-eating or binge eating

Thursday, 19 January 2012. Posted in Eating Disorders

What is Binge Eating Disorder? Binge eating disorder is characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume huge amounts of food while feeling out of control and powerless to stop. The problems usually start in late teens or early adulthood. A binge eating ...

The role of 'play' in a child's development

Tuesday, 17 January 2012. Posted in Parenting and Families

Play is sometimes not seen as important. A negative attitude can be seen from the following comments “it is only play” and “they do nothing in nursery but play”. Our society places a great deal of importance on academic and economic achievements that play may seem as trivial. It is certainly not a waste of time. Read how play serves an important function in human development.

The Importance of Play by Rikie Salman – Child and Adolescent Therapist Play serves many important functions in human development. It is a special activity where children can explore the world and themselves. It is a fun experience, however so much more ...

Symptoms and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Monday, 16 January 2012. Posted in Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder can be a difficult illness to both diagnose and to understand as there are variations in the symptoms and treatment. The first step is to ensure a proper diagnosis so that other possible conditions can be ruled out and a bespoke treatment plan can be created.

What is bipolar affective disorder? Symptoms and treatment of bi-polar affective disorder Bipolar affective disorder is also known as manic depression or bipolar depression. In its most typical form, the patient experiences uncontrollable mood swings, cycling between a ‘manic’ or ‘euphoric’ state and ...

Mindfulness and coping with emotional issues – Dr Tamara Russell

Friday, 13 January 2012. Posted in Treatments

Clinical Partner - Dr Tamara Russell provides some insight into Mindfulness and the way that it can help us manage our anxiety, stress and depression.

Dr Tamara Russell on Mindfulness and managing our emotional issues. Mindfulness and managing our emotions Mindfulness is a mental training technique originating from Eastern contemplative traditions, specifically Buddhism.  In the last twenty years there has been a proliferation of mindfulness-based interventions in both ...

Managing the symptoms of Bipolar with Mindfulness

Friday, 13 January 2012. Posted in Bipolar Disorder

The symptoms of Bipolar Disorder are unique to the individual and so should the treatment of Bipolar. Research as shown that Mindfulness Training can alleviate anxiety symptoms and that both depressive and mania symptoms can be reduced by Mindfulness Training. At Clinical Partners, our Clinical Psychologist, Dr Tamara Russell specialises in Mindfulness-based approaches to help clients suffering from Bipolar.

How can Mindfulness help individuals with bipolar illness? "Dr Tamara Russell" We know that those with bipolar illness face some particular challenges, and the first one is often acceptance of the illness. Acceptance of thoughts and feelings, as well as the illness itself ...

Treatment for sleep issues in later life

Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Later Life Issues

Suffering from problems with sleeping in later life can be debilitating and cause anxiety, depression along with a range of other physical problems. At Clinical Partners our Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists will be able to under cover the issues behind your problem and help you.

Sleep issues in later life Symptoms of common late-life sleep disorders It seems doubly unfair that, along with all the health and psychological issues that can trouble the elderly while they’re awake, sleep disorders become more common as well. The reason is that sleep ...

Coping with Bereavement in later life

Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Later Life Issues

Coping with bereavement at any time of life can be very difficult - when we are older we are suppose to be more resilient at managing death but that is not the case. Grief and loss can be overwhelming. At Clinical Partners we will recommend a qualified and empathetic therapist with experience and expertise who can help you through this difficult time.

Bereavement in later life Understanding the process of bereavement Bereavement is an overwhelming and long-lasting emotional event. In this modern age, we have grown unaccustomed to grief. Childhood death and death due to war, accident or non-geriatric illnesses are now very rare. As ...

Treating depression in later life

Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Later Life Issues

Late-life depression can sometime be thought of as normal or inevitable but it shouldn't be and it can be successfully treated. Depression in later life can increase other physical illnesses so it is important to seek help and a proper assessment to identify the root cause of the problem. At Clinical Partners we have a team of qualified and empathetic therapists and psychiatrists with experience and expertise in this area who can help you.

What is ‘Depression in later life’? Symptoms and treatment of later-life depression Depression is the No.1 mental health problem and ‘depression in later life’ or ‘late-life depression’ is particularly common. Bereavement and ill health are natural triggers for depression among the elderly, especially ...

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