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Genetic Testing and Mental Health
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The Important Role of Genomics and Pharmacogenetics to enhance Mental Health Treatment

Research into some mental health conditions has been aided by the incredible progress of genomics (the study of genes and their functions). Genomics has started to have a significant impact on many areas of clinical care including mental health management.
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Mental Health in the Workplace
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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health is big news. No longer swept under society’s plush carpet, it has been discussed in the House of Lords, across global media and perhaps most importantly, in the workplace.
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Psychological Trauma & PTSD
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Coping with Psychological Trauma

Psychological Trauma refers to an intensely overwhelming experience that challenges a person’s ability to cope. A traumatic experience can be deeply distressing and shakes the foundation of our sense of safety in the world, our belief system and our confidence.
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Home Care vs Psychiatric Hospital
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Home Care as an Alternative to Psychiatric Hospital

A proportion of patients with mental illness become too unwell for outpatient treatment with their psychiatrist or therapist. Their condition graduates to a higher level of severity and/ or an elevated risk of further deterioration. The treatment needs of these patients involve four key requirements
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Mental health care at home
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The benefits of receiving mental health treatment at home

Living with a mental illness can be a challenging and upsetting time which often impacts significantly on the quality of life of both the person suffering and their family. The traditional process of GP referral to a Psychiatrist, and depending on the severity of the episodes, hospitalisation is...
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Helping someone with mental illness
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Supporting a loved one suffering with mental illness

When a person experiences mental illness, it affects those around them also. If you haven’t experienced mental illness yourself, it can be complicated initiating help to someone who is suffering. Frequently our patients are frustrated by their condition, describing the illness as being ‘invisible’
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In-home Treatment for Severe Depression
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Severe Depression - the benefits of in-home treatment to manage symptoms and prevent relapse

When a low mood becomes persistent and lasts over fourteen days it is often referred to as a depression. This grey cloud can last for many weeks, in severe cases, months or years. Severe depression affects the ability to work, life a happy and normal life and can devastate personal relationships.
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Exercise and Mental Health
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Exercise and its Impact on your Mental Health

We know that those who exercise regularly, experience a release of Endorphins, (the hormone responsible for the natural rush of the “feel good factor”). This rush of hormones can become addictive, so along with many things, it is suggested that even exercise should be performed in moderation.
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