Daily Archives: March 27, 2014

Chronic tension Type Headache

What is chronic tension-type headache and whom does it affect? Chronic tension-type headache is a condition where you have a tension-type headache on at least 15 days every month.Tension-type headache is the common type of headache that most people have … Continue reading

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People with mental health problems

Questions to ask the psychiatrist Carers need information and psychiatrists are busy. Carers may not always find out what they need to know about the person they are caring for. This checklist is designed to help you get all the … Continue reading

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SSRI Antidepressants

SSRI antidepressants are used to treat depression and some other conditions. They can take 2-4 weeks to build up their effect to work fully. A normal course of antidepressants lasts at least six months after symptoms have eased. Side-effects may … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics are medicines that are mainly used to treat schizophrenia or mania caused by bipolar disorder. There are two main types of antipsychotics: atypical antipsychotics and older antipsychotics. Both types are thought to work as well as each other. Side-effects … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Medicines

Antipsychotics are medicines that are mainly used to treat schizophrenia or mania caused by bipolar disorder. There are two main types of antipsychotics: atypical antipsychotics and older antipsychotics. Both types are thought to work as well as each other. Side-effects … Continue reading

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Anorexia Nervosa

What is anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa (just called anorexia from now on) is an eating disorder. Anorexia is a serious condition which affects all sorts of people. Anorexia is very common – about 1 in 20 teenagers has it. However, … Continue reading

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Panic Attack

What is a panic attack? A panic attack is a severe attack of anxiety and fear which occurs suddenly, often without warning, and for no apparent reason. In addition to the anxiety, various other symptoms may also occur during a … Continue reading

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Agoraphobia

What is agoraphobia? Many people think that agoraphobia means a fear of public places and open spaces. But this is just part of it. If you have agoraphobia you tend to have a number of fears of various places and … Continue reading

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Relaxation exercises

Why do relaxation exercises? Some people relax with sport, exercise, listening to music, watching TV, reading a book, etc. However, some people find it helpful to follow specific relaxation exercises. This leaflet gives a summary of two commonly used routines … Continue reading

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Phobias

What are the symptoms of phobia? If you come near to, or into contact with, the feared situation you become anxious or distressed. In addition you may also have one or more unpleasant physical symptoms. These can be, for example, … Continue reading

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