Grief: “it comes in waves”

Grief: “it comes in waves”

For something that is so natural and certain, death is not a topic we generally deal with well. No two experiences of mourning are the same and while everybody goes…

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Is there really a rise in mental health problems?

Is there really a rise in mental health problems?

Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos explores the phenomenon of rising mental health problems Every now and again in the realm of mental health, it becomes publicised that today’s society suffers…

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How do I talk about my depression?

How do I talk about my depression?

How do I talk about my depression? Statistically speaking, depression is one of the most common mental health problems in UK society. So, what makes it so difficult to talk…

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What will happen when I see a psychiatrist or psychologist?

What will happen when I see a psychiatrist or psychologist?

How to prepare for your first appointment at The Blue Tree Clinic Here at Blue Tree, we understand that your first appointment can be daunting. It’s important to remember that,…

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Do I have an anxiety disorder?

Do I have an anxiety disorder?

Do I have an anxiety disorder? The term anxiety disorder covers a whole range of conditions including panic, phobias,  OCD, social anxiety and even PTSD. In the UK, an estimated…

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Millenials and Mental Health

Millenials and Mental Health

Millennials and Mental Health: Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos discusses the barrier between millennials and mental health services There has been an increasing amount of attention brought to how millennials…

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Mental Health Awareness week

Mental Health Awareness week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 (14th-20th May) Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos promotes Mental Health Awareness Week… This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is stress and how we…

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Anti-depressants: Facts v fiction – should you take them?

Anti-depressants: Facts v fiction – should you take them?

Last summer, Heidi Scrimgeour joined the tens of thousands of Britons who are on anti-depressant medication. A combination of factors – family concerns, work, being given notice on a rented…

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Our Psychiatrist’s Column on Anti-Depressants Study in the news last week

Our Psychiatrist’s Column on Anti-Depressants Study in the news last week

As a consultant psychiatrist I have received a tonne of emails and messages in the past week about the news relating to the Lancet’s publication of the meta-analysis of 522 randomised control trials…

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The psychological impact of being robbed

The psychological impact of being robbed

Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos discusses the impact of crimes such as burglary Breaking news stories exhibiting criminal activity continue to percolate all media making us feel unsettled at the…

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