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Monday, 06 May 2019 11:31

Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll

If only it was sex, drugs and rock and roll: the Modern Dilemma.

Mental health disorders are common in children and adolescents. As GPs we see an increasing number of teenagers with symptoms of anxiety and depression.

 It is a good thing that these young people present for help and recent mental health promotion and increasing recognition and acceptance of these illnesses has helped make it easier for people to seek help.

Published in Mental Health
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:05

Anxious Children

Anxious Children

Childhood anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health issues in young people and can often continue in some form into their adult life. There are many helpful psychological strategies they can learn at any age to help manage their anxiety so that it becomes less of an issue. 

A degree of anxiety can be a good thing in all of us by giving motivation to change and adapt to new requirements in the environment. However, if the level of anxiety is not appropriate to the situation or causes a person to avoid doing things that are in their best interest, it can become a problem.

Published in Child Health
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 06:08

It's Not All In Your Mind

It's Not All In Your Mind

Through out history, people have tried to explain illness and how it affects the workings of the body. A major philosophical advance came with the work of a French philosopher, Renee Descartes, in the 17th century. He believed that the mind and the body were separated from each other. 

Published in Mental Health