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Eating Disorders

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | January 19 2018 | | Tags: , ,
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It is believed that nearly 200,000 people in Ireland suffer from an eating disorder. It is estimated that 400 new cases will appear each year. Today we explain what an eating disorder is, the different types and treatment options. What is an Eating Disorder? Stereotypically, when we think about eating disorders, we imagine someone who […]

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Psychology of Old Age

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | January 15 2018 |
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With massive advances in wellness and medicine, the current population enjoys a much healthier and longer lifespan. While the population over 65 is growing considerably, their lifestyle has also advanced. Older people might live independently, work into old age, and take an active role in their community. It is believed that mental health problems are […]

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Anxiety

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | January 10 2018 |
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We’ve all experienced the not-so pleasant effects of anxiety. The fluttery feeling in your stomach before talking in front of a group of people, the sweaty palms before an exam and the shaky voice sweaty palms and the shaky voice to name a few. These are perfectly normal biological and psychological reactions to everyday situations […]

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Sleep Disorders

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | January 5 2018 | | Tags: , ,
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Just like food and water, sleep is an important physiological need—we cannot survive without it. Sleep helps maintain our mental and emotional health and helps our bodies fight illnesses and infections. On the other hand, lack of sleep can lead to hallucinations, delusions and loss of immune function. Sleep disorders range from insomnia to narcolepsy. […]

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | December 20 2017 |
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For many people, having a drink is a nice way to relax at the end of a long day or is enjoyed in the company of friends. For others, drinking alcohol can be more problematic. Alcohol and/or substance abuse occurs when a person consumes these substances in such amounts or in such a way that […]

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Managing the Christmas Pressure

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | December 18 2017 | | Tags: ,
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Managing Christmas Pressure ‘Tis the season to be…stressed, overwhelmed and financially unstable? We’ve all been there. “How is your Christmas shopping going?” Is probably the most common question thrown around in conversation at this time of year, almost giving the impression that we are all in some kind of race to get our Christmas gifts […]

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Nutrition and Well-Being

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | December 11 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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Nutrition and Well-Being We are all aware of the benefits of good nutrition and physical health. It improves heart health, reduces the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers, but what about taking care of the mind? Do those extra chocolate bars and lack of vegetables in your diet have an influence on […]

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Winter Blues

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | December 6 2017 |
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The buzz and bliss of the summer is well and truly over. The evenings are long, dark and most likely cold and wet. Its no wonder we are all prone to the winter blues at some point or another. This is perfectly normal. However, sometimes we may find that these blues linger around for a […]

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How to Stop Doubting yourself

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | December 4 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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How to Stop Doubting yourself Everyone has times in their life when they feel inadequate and emotionally drained, but some of us feel that way more often than others. Many of us tend to focus on the negative events and unfortunate situations that have taken place throughout the day. Do you know what you want […]

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How to improve your work/life balance

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | November 29 2017 |
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You’ve finally arrived home after an 8-hour shift. Its Friday, so roll on the weekend! No sooner are you in the door, the phone begins to buzz. Have you finished the report? We need to schedule some meetings for next week. Can you have a think over the weekend of how we can pitch this […]

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