Safeguarding and Suicide –  trying to end it all.

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  ‘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 sinc...

She had the lot …. so why would a millionaire lawyer kill herself?

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Every now and again you see a report in a newspaper – there was one a few years ago that always comes to mind for me: a seemingly happily married and successful lawyer with three young children ...

Talking to your GP about your mental health (what to expect)

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We’re all used to going to talk to our GPs about even the most embarrassing of physical conditions, but if you’ve never talked to your GP about your mental health, having that initial conversation can...

8 signs of being in denial

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It’s the season to be jolly – isn’t it? Sadly, it’s also the time of year that it is easiest to catch a nasty cold dose of clinical depression. When it actually happens, depres...

5 signs your ADHD is breaking up your marriage

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So perhaps you have finally got that ADHD diagnosis – and you are taking the medication….. So what’s the problem now?  Here’s some very important news – ADHD is really likely to be affecting you...

Stamping out stigma: 5 mental health misconceptions

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Mental illness is a sign of weakness. People with depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions aren’t “mentally weak.” Mental strength is not the same as mental health. So...

Are you SAD?

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    There has been a bit of a kick back this week against the rather glib idea of Blue Monday, supposedly the most miserable day of the year – but actually a concept made up by a holi...

1000 Patients seen… But we’re not happy

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  We had our 1000th patient book an online appointment with a consultant psychiatrist a few days ago. Over 600 people have paid to see one of our online psychiatrists in the last year – and...

Awareness isn’t action…

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Is the stigma becoming less so? Isn’t it wonderful that nowadays everyone is much more willing to talk about mental health? It is so important that the stigma associated with having a mental rather th...

Psychiatry-UK present at APA New York

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Four of the Partners working with Psychiatry-UK presented at a symposium on Telepsychiatry In The UK at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) held in New York City. In ...

Blue Genes – DNA testing for depression

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Depression is a huge problem which often blights the lives of sufferers and their families. Suicide  is now the leading cause of death among young adults worldwide. However, when one starts trying to ...

The silent killer

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It all looks so very glamorous …and of course he doesn’t realise it – but he’s in huge danger…..   …I’m not talking about the assassination skills of the SMERSH Agent about to attack...