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.
As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, some people having to wear a face mask have felt their anxiety levels rise to new heights. Consultant psychologist, Dr Sue Peacock, explains why people have 'mask anxiety' and how they can overcome this fear.
If you have lost your sense of enthusiasm and feel exhausted by your job every day you may be experiencing burnt out! But you can always look for the positives as a result of this. We spoke asked one of our leading psychiatrists Dr Sunil Raheja for advice on what to do when facing burnout whilst working from home during the pandemic.
We recently spoke to the highly established psychiatrist, Dr Sunil Raheja, about 'thriving in stressful environments'. In this second part of our discussion, we were lucky to receive some top tips for good mental health when working from home in 2020 and beyond.
In a recent poll from the ONS, results showed that 85% of people have found 2020 to be very stressful. Whether working at home or at the office, the majority of us will experience living and working in stressful environments at some point in our lives. Dr Sunil Rajeja is an extremely experienced consultant psychiatrist, we got in contact with him recently to discuss the best ways of dealing with stressful environments, how to thrive in them and not just survive.
While some people live their lives successfully dodging their phobias, others have specific phobias of everyday things that they simply can't avoid. Dr Lars Davidsson, one of our top consultant psychiatrists from the Anglo European Clinic, explains the difference between a fear and phobia and the treatments available to help.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is an evidence-based treatment for treatment-resistant depression. One of our top doctors, Dr Leon Rozewicz, is one of the very few psychiatrists that offers this in the UK. In his latest article, he explains what happens during a typical session, how it helps improve people's symptoms and for who this treatment is suitable.