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The link between childhood trauma and depression

  Our childhood is considered to be one of the happiest times in our lives but for some, it is marked by trauma of some kind.  Childhood trauma can be defined as a psychological, emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience at a very early age. ...

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Depression in adolescents and young people

  Adolescence can be a trying time for a lot of young people, with many challenging changes associated with this time of the developmental stage.  The physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that come with this phase of a young person’s life can be...

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Social Media –v– Social Isolation

  It is true that social media allows us to be connected to family and friends instantly, thanks to the Internet, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, LinkedIn and of course Smartphone texting.  But where is the human contact and...

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Prevent loneliness this festive season

  Social Isolation Affects Many People at Christmas No one should have to spend Christmas alone but it is becoming more apparent especially with the sick and the elderly.  Social isolation and loneliness during the festive season is nowadays an escalating problem in...

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Book Review

  For those of you who love a good book a must read is ‘Counselling for Toads.’  A Psychological Adventure-by Robert de Board. Order online through Amazon…..’Cheap’ This story is based on the famous character ‘Toad’ in Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows.  Toad...

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