I have spent much time thinking of how to put down all my thoughts about mothers on this special day to acknowledge and celebrate them. My first thought was to acknowledge the pain that some people feel on this day. Those who have lost a mother, those who haven’t had the mother that they [...]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) was something I knew little about growing up. I went to an all girls school so there weren’t that many hyperactive children (ADHD hyperactive subtype is more common in boys). At medical school, the psychiatric teaching was very limited and thus, my first real exposure to ADHD was, a personal [...]
Sleep sleep sleep It always seems as if there just isn’t enough time in the day or enough sleep! I was reflecting this evening that; if someone invented a magic, permanent cure for sleep issues, they would be a billionaire a billion times over. Here are the ABC’s of sleep A : Avoid caffeine, [...]
Suicide. How to write about such an emotive topic...? Everyone has such strong feelings about it. If you have felt suicidal before, you understand how it feels to be in that situation. In that moment, in that state of mind, it feels like you are doing the right thing, relieving dependents of their burden and [...]
The food we eat, the amount of activity we get and the health of our mind all have a significant role in how we feel, think and believe we are. Pressures to conform to a certain societal ideal can sometimes lead to body image issues that take away from our confidence. These are more prevalent [...]
What you need to know The first visit to a psychiatrist will usually be the most nerve-racking due to the uncertainty. The good news is that there are some ways to take some pressure off yourself and help the process. Your first appointment The first consultation is like a two-way interview. Your psychiatrist will do [...]
When does a Mum’s Worry Turn into Anxiety? We all go into motherhood with expectations on how it will be and we can have beliefs that are sometimes a bit unrealistic. Holding on to these can be disparaging to self and lead to a myriad of issues such as maternal anxiety. There is beauty [...]