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Exhaustion and burnout: when feeling tired becomes too much

If you are feeling overwhelmed by your workload or responsibilities, and constantly feel tired, you could be heading for a burnout, and it is important to be aware of the signs, before it reaches that point. Dr Catherine Sykes is an experienced London-based psychologist who is very familiar in seeing patients suffering from exhaustion and burnout. Here, she explains how we can differentiate between just feeling tired, exhaustion, and finally burnout.

How you can help someone with suicidal feelings

All of us are capable of suffering from mental health problems, and sometimes this can lead to suicidal thoughts and feelings. These will vary in terms of their intensity and how long they last for, but if you suspect someone you know is suffering, there are things you can do and should do to help. Dr Stefania Bonaccorso, an expert psychiatrist, addresses this difficult topic and gives her advice on what to do if you are ever in a situation where someone is talking about ending their life.

What are the most common mental health disorders?

Mental health disorders are an ever-present problem in modern society – many people will experience anxiety, depression, stress, or one of many other conditions within their lifetimes. Traumatic experiences can rock our worlds to the extent that we can't quite make sense of them. Expert clinical psychologist Dr Morwenna Opie is here to explain the most common types of mental health disorder and what can be done about them.

Imposter syndrome: why do I feel like a fraud at work?

Have you ever felt like you’ve been promoted beyond your level, or given too much responsibility? Do you worry that you might be “found out” one day? Imposter syndrome can affect even the most high-achieving people – and there are even suggestions that it’s more likely when you experience success in your life. We spoke to coaching psychologist Dr Catherine Sykes, who frequently sees CEOs and partners at law firms with imposter syndrome.

How to cope with work-related stress

The world we live in can be a very stressful place. Sometimes, stress can get on top of us and have a big impact on our health and our state of mind. Work can be a particular cause of stress, with the pressures of deadlines, presentations, difficult bosses or colleagues, and living up to our own expectations. Respected psychologist Dr Catherine Sykes explains the effect stress can have and how best to deal with it.

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