Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition in which the patient has a distorted perception of their physical appearance, becoming preoccupied with what they see as flaws, which may seem slight or non-existent to others. BDD is not uncommon, yet it often goes undiagnosed in aesthetic and surgical practices, and even in psychiatric services. Psychiatrist Dr Ayman Zaghloul explains.
One of the many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant increase in people's alcohol intake. In some unfortunate cases, it can lead to alcoholism. Thankfully, there are expert solutions available. Dr Oscar D'agnone, founder of The OAD Clinic, provides an in-depth look at the services the industry-leading centre offers for people with alcohol addiction.
Alcohol detoxification is a difficult process, especially for those with severe dependence. Revered psychiatrist Dr Oscar D'agnone provides expert guidance on some of the symptoms that may be experienced by those attempting to reduce their alcohol dependency.
We spoke with leading psychiatrist, Dr Regina Sala, to discuss the effects that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the mental health of young people in the UK. Find out what lifestyle recommendations may be useful to get through the current COVID-19 situation, to maintain both your mental and physical health. If you are a parent or carer, you may like to use this as a guide to help improve your child's health and wellbeing during these difficult times.
Overcoming alcohol addiction involves tailoring treatment and recovery to your specific lifestyle and goals. Dr D'Agnone explains how The OAD Clinic makes this possible.
Even the most commonly prescribed drugs can lead to prescription drug addiction. Dr Edwin Ugoh explains how this addiction can lead to physical, mental and/or social complications. He also explains how to prevent, detect and overcome it.
When conventional treatments for depression aren’t successful, ketamine is a potential alternative. Dr Vimal Sivasanker explains how this works.
Stress, depression, addiction... We all respond differently given a crisis like the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Effectively monitoring and promoting your emotional wellbeing is about regularly assessing it and identifying dangers so that you can engage in mental hygiene activities. Dr Thomas Dannhauser, a top consultant psychiatrist, shares some advice and tools to help you do this.
Many people are developing an addiction as a result of the pandemic. Dr Bowskill spells out why this is happening and how to identify addiction in yourself, friends and family. He also explains how addiction can be overcome.