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5 things you need to know about Postnatal depression

Wednesday, 06 September 2017. Posted in Depression

5 things you need to know about Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression is being talked about more and more with celebrities such as Celine Dion, Sharon Osbourne, Fern Britton and Gwyneth Paltrow all openly talking about their experiences of postnatal depression. For thousands of families in the UK, postnatal depression is ...

Have I got postnatal depression – 5 signs you need to know about #PNDAW17

Tuesday, 29 August 2017. Posted in Depression

Have I got postnatal depression – 5 signs you need to know about #PNDAW17

Postnatal depression is the term used to describe a depressive episode parents can experience following the birth of a child (it affects both the mother who gave birth to the child, and their partner). For the birth mother, signs they have ...

The Importance of Raising Awareness of Perinatal Depression #PNDAW17

Tuesday, 29 August 2017. Posted in Depression

The Importance of Raising Awareness of Perinatal Depression #PNDAW17

The 4th-10th September is pre and postnatal depression awareness week; a national scheme intended to bring perinatal mental health into the spotlight. With postnatal depression (PND) alone affecting 13%1 of new mothers, it’s likely that either you, or someone you know ...

What one health issue should men be most scared of? The answer might just surprise you

Thursday, 15 June 2017. Posted in Depression

What one health issue should men be most scared of? The answer might just surprise you

  The biggest health risk to men in the UK is suicide – described by some as the last taboo. But as this week is the start of Men’s Health week (#MHW2017) it’s something we really all should be talking about. The benefits ...

Am I depressed? 6 signs you should know about

Friday, 12 May 2017. Posted in Depression

Am I depressed? 6 signs you should know about

Everyone feels low from time to time, so it’s not always easy to know when it is part-and-parcel of daily life, and when it’s time to seek help. In most cases, it is short-term and self-correcting, but for a significant minority ...

Antidepressant medications: What are they, and how do they work?

Wednesday, 10 May 2017. Posted in Depression

Antidepressant medications: What are they, and how do they work?

  What are antidepressants? Antidepressant medications, or ADs for short, are drugs designed to treat low mood. They are also sometimes used to prevent symptoms of depression from re-occurring. Whilst there are many different types of AD, they are each intended to have ...

Depression: which therapy is right for me?

Tuesday, 09 May 2017. Posted in Depression

Depression: which therapy is right for me?

It’s thought 1 in 5 of us will have depression at some stage. Although common, it can be hugely debilitating, and get worse over time if left untreated. But what treatments are available and how do you know which to opt ...

Depression: Not just for girls?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017. Posted in Depression

Depression: Not just for girls?

Why are men more likely to commit suicide than women? Is it because they are less likely to seek help or is due to biological reasons? Here we look at two sides of the emerging debate. Depression is often thought of as ...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Depression

Wednesday, 18 January 2017. Posted in Depression

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Depression

Depression is among the most common of mental health problems, estimated to affect one in ten adults at some point in their life. However, emerging evidence suggests that we may not understand depression as well as we might have thought. Here ...

Depression in Neurological Disorders

Monday, 14 November 2016. Posted in Depression

Under Diagnosed and Undertreated?

Depression in Neurological Disorders

Here, Dr Joe Vattakatuchery discusses how common it is for those with a neurological condition, such as Parkinson’s or MS, to also have depression. Dr Vattakatuchery is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, with an MSc is Clinical Neuropsychiatry. Dr Vattakatuchery has special ...

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