Can You Prevent Mental Health Problems?
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Can You Prevent Mental Health Problems?

  Challenges to our mental health seem to be a part of life, a part of life with an important function. These challenges create the opportunity to learn, to develop, to evolve. The suffering that they involve providing the impetus for that development. However, there is a line past which these challenges create more suffering…

Emetophobia – How can therapy help?
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Emetophobia – How can therapy help?

In a recent article from BBC News we learnt of a young woman’s fear of vomiting, also known as Emetophobia which affects thousands of people in the UK.  Emetophobes have a fear of vomiting, seeing others being sick, feeling nauseous or seeing vomitus – the phobia is often characterised by avoidance behaviours for example the…

False Memory Syndrome

False Memory Syndrome

Repressed Memories To understand what False Memory Syndrome it is important to first understand what a repressed memory is. Repressed memories where first identified by Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis and are believed to be memories that have been blocked out because they are associated with a traumatic event. The theory is a controversial one…

Prioritise Mental Health Now!
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Prioritise Mental Health Now!

Prioritise Mental Health Now! The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies has spoken out about the urgent need to prioritise the treatment of mental health illness in the UK. It is estimated that mental health illnesses like anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorders not otherwise…

Am I Neurotic or Psychotic – how do I tell?

Am I Neurotic or Psychotic – how do I tell?

There has long been confusion amongst individuals suffering with mental health problems as to whether they are neurotic or psychotic with many fearing that if they have a neurotic problem they will soon also develop a psychotic problem.   Neurotic problems are problems such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder…

Taboos about mental health in football
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Taboos about mental health in football

Taboos about mental health in football Recent high profile cases have shown the severe mental health problems many current and former professional footballers face. It is easy to assume that these sportsman lead a blessed life away from the pressures and anxieties that most of us face, however, the actual facts point to a very…