Most people have changes in mood from time to time, sometimes feeling happy and sometimes feeling down. The change in mood that signifies depression is of a different degree, a lowering of mood that is oppressive and tends to effect most aspects of life.
We all know what anxiety feels like, and often we understand why we are feeling anxious at particular times. But what about when we feel it nearly all of the time, when we do not understand our feelings, or when it becomes overwhelming? If this carries on for too long many areas of our life will be affected and we may also become depressed
Bereavement is a normal process that occurs in response to significant loss, commonly the loss of a loved person. Occasionally this normal process can become ‘stuck’ and a psychological therapy can be helpful to resolve the difficulty and allow the bereaved person to resume and complete the normal mourning process.
We can become emotionally harmed for a long time following experiences which are painful, distressing or shocking. These experiences may be “one off” events or may occur over a period of time.
Stress is our body’s natural response to pressure, when when we have too much on our plate. Stress can be helpful, for instance if we have a deadline to meet we will often experience stress which will act as a driver. And life without some stress could be boring, some might say. But too much …
Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder which can range from mild and manageable to being very debilitating. Obsessions are the thoughts which then compel people to do certain things to neutralise the emotion caused by the thought.