Advice for those trying to understand and help an anxious friend or family member
How do you deal with family or friends treating you badly and causing you stress?
Having regular panic attacks can be very disabling. Information, help and support for panic disorder
If you suffer with a severe anxiety problem or disorder, your memory and bad habits may be helping to keep you anxious.
Advice for those who have been told they are borderline diabetic.
Feeling sick to the stomach without actually vomiting week after week can be very debilitating. How I found out the root cause of my nausea.
There are various therapies to help those with mental health problems, but do you know which one is best for you?
When we are constantly on edge and worried, our communication skills can become affected. Why is it important that we communicate well when stressed?
Advice when you have a friend with bipolar disorder.
Having a mental illness when you are a teen can change your life.
A travel phobia can limit a person's life to a great degree. Are you scared to use public transportation?
How much friendship is healthy for a parent and child relationship or are you too strict?
How can you cope with a fear of choking when you have a chronic anxiety problem?
Do you suspect your teenager has anorexia or bulimia? What are the signs and how can you help?
Learning to meditate is a great way to handle stress and anxiety disorders.
I spent half my life suffering with panic disorder. Although I haven’t had a panic attack in years, I remember them all too well. This article discusses the techniques that worked for me.
How would you cope with being discharged from mental health services?
Chronic kidney disease and living with one kidney
What can you do to address your child's worry when going to bed?
How do you know if you have GAD?
Tips for handling a flying phobia
How can we protect our elderly relatives when they are in the care of others?
Anxiety disorders can cause relationships to break down. Good advice for anxious people and their partners.
People who have a mental health disorder have to live with stigma and discrimination. The popular use of slang terminology doesn't help.
Complaining about your treatment in the mental health service.
Can you stop yourself spiralling into a pit of depression?
Advice for buying practical aids for those who have failing eyesight or vision problems.
What are the symptoms and risks to our sight as we get older?
Why would people deliberately try to fool mental health professionals and risk psychiatric treatment?
Do you fear being alone and think you cannot cope without someone else by your side? You may have dependent personality disorder.
Morning tiredness and unexplained pains are easily put down to being stressed out, but could you have a bigger problem?
Disturbing thoughts can be a major problem for those who suffer with anxiety disorders. Why do you get them and how can you deal with them?
What prop do you use to calm your nerves?
Renal cell carcinoma can be a silent cancer. It is often only found by chance whilst having a CT scan or MRI scan for investigating other illness.
Depression, itself, is enough to change your behaviour and impede your functioning. Psychosis can exacerbate those changes and make the experience terrifying. Learn about how it can be treated.
The symptoms of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia can merge to become a disorder known as schizoaffective. Coping can be very difficult.
Why do many people question psychiatry?
When we think of domestic violence, we inevitably think of the physical aspect of this. There is a much quieter and less acknowledged form of abuse that can be just as destructive and traumatic. Is your partner playing mind games with you?
Antidepressants are given out all too easily for depression, but there are other ways to treat depression too.
What can a parent do when a child refuses to go to school?
The potential severe side-effects from taking anti-psychotic medication seems to have been ignored for many years. What should we know about these drugs?
If a person repeatedly overdoses on pills but always survives... and yet claims it is because of a desire to die, does it necessarily mean their intent is false? Is it attention-seeking behaviour?
What can we do to address our fears of necessary dentistry, medical testing and surgical procedures?
What can a woman expect in her first pregnancy?
Self-help books for anxiety disorders and depression
Identity changes are inevitable when you are diagnosed with a mental illness.
When we become depressed and reach a crisis point, it is the opinions of professionals that really count as far as treatment is concerned.
Treating colds, headaches, indigestion and anxiety, doesn't have to mean taking prescription medications.
Those with a mental illness find stress very difficult to deal with without support.
How we care for our children and teach them good values is important.
Tips for those with emphysema, COPD, or chronic bronchitis
A mental health crisis can be very traumatic, but it is made worse by bad communication.
What happens when stress builds to gigantic proportions? What happens when stress converts itself into a physical manifestation? Nonepileptic seizures explained.
Is community care for mental health improving the service generally?
If we need the help of the psychiatric service, we all hope for a good relationship with those who treat and care for us. What can we do when this fails?
We all read shocking stories about violence and mental health issues and of course we tend to believe what the media tells us. How much of this is true? We need to know the facts in case there comes a time when we need to have mental health inpatient care in a crisis.
Sometimes we need some support or intervention to avoid mental health crisis.
How do you cope with anxiety when it becomes a way of life for you? Are you a worrier who does not know how to relax?
Sometimes people find it difficult to share their feelings in the workplace due to discrimination or stigma. Could you give someone at work the support they need if they are suffering from depression? Would you know what to say or do?
Seasonal depression is quite common. Do you feel you may be suffering from anxiety disorder connected to either winter or summer?
For some people blushing can become something to fear and dread so that it interferes with their daily lives. How can we address a fear or phobia of blushing?
Some people prefer their own company to that of others and that's OK. When being alone is keeping you isolated for all the wrong reasons you could suffer depression also. How can you stop the vicious cycle of loneliness and depression?
Dogs make good family pets but a dog bite can leave a person with a dog phobia for life. We have so many dogs in the world it is difficult to avoid them so it makes sense to address your fear of them. There are therapies and self-help strategies to deal with this problem.
Having a social phobia can severely interfere with your everyday life. There are ways to address social anxiety without taking medication.
Health anxiety is probably more common than you think when you already have an anxiety disorder. When we become preoccupied with every little twinge or bodily symptom the results can feel harrowing.
Can you trust that cure you found online for panic disorder?
Do you know everything you should about your anti-anxiety medication? Do they help? Are they a cure?
Stop trying to control panic disorder
Postnatal depression and the severe form of puerperal psychosis can happen to any new Mother.
Are you really addressing your panic disorder?
A severe anxiety problem or bout of depression can produce many odd symptoms. Depersonalization and derealization are two of the worst symptoms a sufferer may encounter.
Depression and anxiety commonly exist together. Can it make a primary mental illness diagnosis worse?
Have you ever got the impression your doctor seems to blame too much on your anxiety. If you suffer high levels of stress you may find as a result that you suffer more physically.
Interesting facts for service users about psychiatrists in the UK
Are online groups and forums a positive help for mental illnesses?
Looking at how your habits may be contributing to your anxious state.
Dr Claire Weekes pioneered a treatment to address anxiety disorders that is still used widely today.
Going into hospital for a short or long stay can be unsettling for anyone. For the elderly, it can be a confusing and worrying time and we need to be taking care of them adequately. What happens when their needs are not met?
Do you feel the standards of hospital care have declined?
Panic disorder can only develop if you have a negative first panic attack experience. What turns a panic attack into panic disorder?
People take going shopping for granted. What happens when this everyday activity brings such fear that you totally avoid doing it?
Do you suffer with acid problems such as burping, heartburn and sore throat?