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OCD- What is it, and how can it be managed?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 14 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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When you think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) you may picture someone who constantly washes their hands, or who must have the house perfect at all times. However, there’s a lot more to OCD than you may think. According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5) “OCD is characterized by […]

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Brain Health – How You Can Prevent Cognitive Decline

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 7 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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What is cognition? The word comes from the Latin root cognoscere, which means “to know”.  Cognitive decline is a normal feature of the ageing process. It happens at different times in your life and you may notice it in different ways. Although it is age related for some people, the exact reason for cognitive decline […]

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Mental Health Benefits of Pets

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | March 31 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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Pets are a big responsibility and can place great demands on their owner’s time, finances and lifestyle. But if you ask many pet owners, they will tell you without any hesitation that their pet is worth all of these burdens. What exactly is it that makes having a pet so rewarding? One theory is that […]

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Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | February 17 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more — John Burroughs Spring is here! What better way to welcome the spring by getting active in your garden! Some of you may already be avid gardeners, whilst others would never have dreamed of tending to the […]

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Coping with loneliness

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | December 16 2016 | | Tags: , ,
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Many of us will experience loneliness at some point during our lives and for some, it will occur more often than others. It’s important to note that being alone is not the same as being lonely. Everybody has different social needs and if you are comfortable with being alone then there is nothing wrong with […]

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How sugar affects our mental health

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | November 4 2016 | | Tags: , , ,
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With Halloween just behind us and Christmas on the way, many of us will find ourselves tempted by sugary treats. We all know that restricting our sugar intake is good for physical health, but what about mental health? Here, we take a look at the effects it has on your brain and the consequences for […]

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Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Living with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, degenerative brain disorder that mainly affects memory and other important cognitive functions like reasoning, decision-making, and language among others. It is not a normal part of aging, but is the most common form of dementia in older people. Alzheimer’s disease is usually diagnosed after the age of 60. However, symptoms […]

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Let’s Talk About Depression – with Doug Leddin

Doug Leddin and Depression

Doug Leddin, from Dublin, raises awareness of mental health challenges which many young people face, drawing on his own personal experiences with depression.

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Becoming Yoda with Yoga

Meaningful Life | Posted by Sam Henson | August 11 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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“You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has ever tried.” – Yoda. While many aspire to be as worldly and wise as Yoda, short of living in outer space, there are more Earth-bound practises which could bring you closer to harmony than […]

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