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10 ways to cope with coronavirus anxiety

By |2021-03-22T10:55:40+00:00March 24th, 2020|Adult Psychiatry, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Schizophrenia and Paranoia, Stress|

1. Know that feeling anxious about coronavirus is OK and normal. Anxiety is a natural response to the unknown, so it's normal to feel unsettled since much about the virus is unknown even to experts. Anxiety is mother nature's way ...read more

Safeguarding and Suicide – trying to end it all.

By |2021-03-29T11:38:40+01:00December 3rd, 2018|Adult Psychiatry, Depression|

  ‘Died by suicide’ is the term we tend to use nowadays. The old fashioned way, saying that someone ‘committed’ suicide, implies that a crime has taken place - which has not been true since The Suicide Act of 1961 ...read more

8 Things Psychiatrists want you to know about Depression

By |2020-04-22T17:01:12+01:00August 3rd, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

1. Feeling sad does not necessarily mean you have depression Sadness is such a normal emotion - and so very appropriate to many of the experiences that we all have. What would it be to never feel sad? We may ...read more

Zero Suicide: Mental Health’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal?

By |2017-03-05T11:09:12+00:00March 5th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

In their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, the authors Collins and Porras coined the term Big Hairy Audacious Goal (2016). This describes a visionary medium term organisational goal which is compelling, stretches the workforce but is ...read more

Dementia and Depression – The Facts

By |2018-01-23T14:55:11+00:00May 16th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry, Old Age|

There should be no sugaring of the pill. The fact is that dementia and depression go hand in hand - it is depressing to get dementia. However, though there have been occasional headlines suggesting that those who suffer from clinical ...read more

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