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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

What is OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be debilitating and frustrating for children and teens. It is defined by obsessions and compulsions that are time consuming and cause distress or impaired functioning. Obsessions are the thoughts that go around and around in the mind, almost as if there is a glitch and they get stuck […]

Poor Sleep and Sex Drive

The answer could be yes.. Whatever the reason, poor or insufficient sleep can wreak havoc on your sex-life. How? Well there are a number of ways. Below, I’ll talk about two of the biggies. Fatigue – Most people who are in ongoing sexual relationships will recognise that they are less likely to feel up to […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress & PTSD Most people will experience one or more traumatic stressors during the course of their lives.  Such events include exposure to serious injury, actual or threatened death or sexual violence. Despite this, relatively few people develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Potentially Traumatic Events are events that have the potential to traumatise […]

Separation Anxiety in Children

When a young child feels worried or anxious when having to say goodbye to mum or dad, it can be a distressing time for both the child and parents. It is also considered a natural stage of development up to the age of about 6 years and can be eased with some helpful strategies. What […]

Strategies to assist with Postnatal Depression

8 Strategies for Treating Post-Natal Depression Venturing into Motherhood can be a daunting experience full of mixed emotions. Adding Post-Natal Depression to the list of challenges to deal with can prove overwhelming, but the good news is help is available to all mothers experiencing these symptoms. PND is described as depression that has occurred within […]

The difference between ADHD and Anxiety in Adults

What’s the Difference between ADHD and Anxiety in Adults? It is important to clarify the difference between ADHD and Anxiety in adults as it can be misdiagnosed. Adults experiencing symptoms of ADHD can be misdiagnosed with Anxiety and thus prescribed anti-Anxiety medication. After some time of taking the medication, the adult often feels helpless and […]

Supporting staff following critical incidents in the workplace

Events in the workplace that involve real or perceived risk of serious physical harm or potential death are often referred to as Critical Incidents. These may accidents, emergencies, natural disasters and assaults. Critical Incidents differ from other stressful workplace events in that they are potentially traumatising to both victims and witnesses. Although it is reassuring […]