Depression, Mourning and Melancholia

An Explosion of Depression? Google’s release in 2017 of the UK’s popular search terms led ITV News to claim, ‘Britain amongst the most depressed and anxious countries in the world.’     In an article based on figures from NHS Digital, also released in 2017, BBC News reported anti-depressants to be the most common treatment […]

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Freeing Speech

Talking Therapy with Graham Norton, Orlando Bloom and Tamsin Greig Outside of our awareness, so much of our time and energy is spent routinely editing and censoring ourselves. For example, how often have we heard someone say, I don’t wish to criticise you, but…? We may well wonder why did they bother raising the matter […]

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Therapy Words

Anxiety Anxiety generally refers to both a state of mind (unease, apprehension, worry, fear) and bodily states (such as breathlessness, tension, nausea, dizziness). Anxiety can be free-floating and constant (generalised) or acute and temporary (panic). Anxiety is something we seek to avoid at all costs. Outside of our awareness, we develop symptoms that serve to […]

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