What is addiction?

Whereas we most commonly associate addictions with alcohol, gambling, drugs and nicotine, we can actually be addicted to many things. The main features are not having control over the doing,…

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Stress in the workplace

In 2015/16 over 480,000 people in the UK reported that work-related stress was making them ill (Health and Safety Executive; HSE). This accounts for almost 40% of all work-related illness.…

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Are there really stages of grief?

The idea of a stages of grief model was first proposed by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying which she discovered through her work with…

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What is grief?

‘No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same…

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What do we mean by trauma?

Whist the definition of trauma is ‘a deeply distressing or disturbing experience’, when it comes to diagnosing PTSD there are some more specific criteria that explores trauma further. The Diagnostic…

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