PTSD & Brain Fog

What is Brain Fog? Brain fog is a loose term which describes a feeling of mental fatigue. It can occur if you are experiencing chronic stress, chronic fatigue, post -traumatic stress disorder or have had a recent traumatic experience. Brain Fog Symptoms Your brain fog symptoms might include one or all of the following: Feeling … Read more

PTSD and Covid-19

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Everybody has been affected by Covid-19. It has re-written the rules of how we live regarding friends, family and working life. It has affected the way we shop, socialise and interact with people as a whole. It has caused the death of over 40,000 people to date and made many more thousands ill. Seeing a … Read more

Coping With Self Isolation and Anxiety

Coping with isolation and feelings of loneliness is difficult at any time especially with anxiety. Older generations might deal with the difficulties of isolation every day. For many of us isolation is a relatively new experience and one that might be going on for some time. Families might not be able to spend as much … Read more

Addiction Help During Covid-19 Lockdown

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Addiction difficulties might cover a wide range of substances including, alcohol, tranquilizers, stimulants, cannabinoids, club drugs (MDMA), opioids, steroids, dissociative drugs (Ketamine) and hallucinogens. Drug misuse in the UK is the highest of all European countries. 7% of adults in England regularly drink alcohol at levels above the recommended amount. It is estimated that over … Read more

Help for Domestic Abuse in Self Isolation

Help for Domestic Abuse 0808 2000 247 One in four women and one in six men will suffer domestic abuse in their lives. In 2018 4.2% of men and 7.9% of women suffered domestic violence in England and Wales. Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent … Read more

Anxiety Symptoms and Causes

Anxiety disorders include disorders that share features of excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioural disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of future threat. Obviously these two states overlap, but they are also differ, with fear more often associated with surges of autonomic arousal necessary … Read more

Do I Have Depression?

Depression might be defined as having feelings of severe despondency and dejection. We have all felt a little depressed from time to time. However, it is when we experience depression symptoms over a period of time that we might want to seek some professional help. Depression Symptoms Common Feelings Guilt Irritable Unhappy Disappointment Sad Miserable … Read more

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)

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Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) was recognised as having its own classification by the ICD in June 2018. The ICD is the International Classification of Diseases. The definition of Complex Trauma or Complex Post Traumatic Stress is a ‘psychological disorder which can develop in response to repeated or prolonged experience of interpersonal trauma where … Read more

How to choose a therapist?

This article aims to address how to choose a therapist. Therapists have different skills, training, experience, academic qualifications, accreditation, level of personal development. Finding the right therapist for you can be a bit hit and miss. Here are some helpful hints and tips to help you find the right therapist for you. Where can I … Read more