Mood disorders

Dealing with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of depression and mania. You may know this condition by its former title, “manic-depression”. Like any physical health condition, sharing a diagnosis of a mental health condition with family and friends is of paramount importance. Given the nature of bipolar disorder, where depressive episodes may contribute […]

Post Natal Depression

Postnatal depression (PND) is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It usually affects mothers after giving birth although it can also affect fathers and partners (though this is much less common). Research suggests that up to 1 in 10 new mothers suffer from PND.  Symptoms of Postnatal Depression Many women […]

Coping with Bereavement

Bereavement affects people in different ways. There’s no right or wrong way to feel. Experts generally accept that people usually move through four stages of bereavement:  accepting that your loss is real experiencing the pain of grief adjusting to life without the person who has died  putting less emotional energy into grieving and putting it into something […]