The Moving Abroad Blues: Can It Cause Depression?

For some of us the dream move is to somewhere more low-key and relaxing, for others it’s somewhere more exciting, a big glamourous city. But wherever it is you’ve decided to move abroad to, if you are like most, the original idea is that living overseas will make things wonderful. Life will be better then it’s … [Read Entire Story]

Depressed After Sex? It’s More Common Than You Think

by Andrea Blundell Sex is increasingly touted as the great mood cure-all. It’s said to release the hormone oxytocin as well as endorphins, meaning we sleep better, feel calmer, and approach life more positively. So basically, sex is guaranteed to make us feel great every time, right? Wrong. The truth is that some forms of … [Read Entire Story]

Parenting and Mental Health -Are You Taking the Right Precautions?

Much has been written about the challenges of parenting when you have an existing mental health problem. But what about the impact becoming a parent can have on mental health in general? What are the potential challenges, and how can you prepare for them and deal with them? And what about the stresses of becoming a first-time … [Read Entire Story]

Choose Your Actions, Choose Your Mood – CBT Behavioral Interventions

Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT) is centred around the relationship between how we think, feel, and act. While CBT sessions spend a fair amount of time looking at how you can monitor and change your thoughts and thus help your mood, another part of CBT is looking at the behavioral aspect of your low moods – … [Read Entire Story]

Depression in Sport – What Have Top Athletes Got to Be Down About?

What do Victoria Pendleton (Britain’s most successful female Olympian), the middle-distance runner Kelly Holmes (double gold winner at the Athens Olympics), the boxer Frank Bruno (heavyweight champion of the world) and cricketer Marcus Trescothick (hero of the 2005 Ashes) have in common, beyond being excellent sports players? They have all suffered from depression. If you have personally … [Read Entire Story]

A brain implant chip to make you happy – would you say yes?

Brain implant chip – it’s now a reality. The US gov’t is funding a research program into solving depression and anxiety with the use of brain implants. [Read Entire Story]

7 Ways to Feel Better Despite Debt Problems

The buy now, pay later lifestyle can be hard to resist, not helped by advertising carefully designed to lure you into believing that using credit for things you can’t afford is a fast track to happiness. Instead, debt can become overwhelming and lead straight to heavy depression. In fact those who are susceptible to debt problems … [Read Entire Story]

Skinny vs Fat – We Need To Have A Change In Mindset

In a discussion about overweight people and how they are seen. I couldn’t help but interject my perspective about it. I see the problem of there being too many conflicting opinions out there. Altho’ doctors have proven that being overweight is unhealthy and it can be for us. Certainly being at our proper body weight for our height is key to not being susceptible to many health issues. The views that a woman who is overweight is of lower value or appreciation than a skinny woman … [Read Entire Story]

10 Ways to End Feeling “Nobody Understands Me”

One of the main causes of depression is the feeling of being misunderstood. It leads to a terrible ongoing loneliness that doesn’t fade when you are surrounded by other people. You can be left feeling vulnerable and like you need to hide away from others, which just creates more of a feeling of not belonging … [Read Entire Story]

What L’Wren Scott’s Tragic Passing Can Teach Us About Debt and Depression

L-Wren Scott, Debt, and Depression. Does debt lead to depression? How can you manage your low mood and anxiety around money troubles? All content on What L’Wren Scott’s Tragic Passing Can Teach Us About Debt and Depression belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

Holiday Stress #2- The Zen of Managing Christmas

Last week we spoke with Harley Street psychotherapist Michelle Bassam about her best tips for surviving holiday stress. From mixed marriages where one partner doesn’t celebrate, to holiday breakups that seem to happen in droves on Boxing Day, she suggested some helpful tactics for surviving the season. This week we look at even more causes …All content on Holiday Stress #2- The Zen of Managing Christmas belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

Living with Walking Depression – When You Can’t Stop Carrying On

Walking depression is the experience of those who are able to go on walking, talking and even smiling while feeling depressed. Here are 4 signs and some help tips.All content on Living with Walking Depression – When You Can’t Stop Carrying On belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

University and Depression: A Survival Guide for New Students

It can be tough leaving for university and depression is experienced by a large number of undergraduates. Here are some survival tips to take with you!All content on University and Depression: A Survival Guide for New Students belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

Footballer asks: “How can normal people suffer from depression?”

It’s always encouraging to hear of well-known figures like Gianluigi Buffon speaking up about experiences with psychological struggles.All content on Footballer asks: “How can normal people suffer from depression?” belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

7 Negative Thoughts That Stop Us Exercising and How To Overcome Them

The link between exercise and health has been studied many times and the benefits of regular activity are not just physical.All content on 7 Negative Thoughts That Stop Us Exercising and How To Overcome Them belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

Seven Things That Stop Us Exercising and How To Overcome Those Negative Thoughts.

The link between exercise and health has been studied many times and the benefits of regular activity are not just physical.All content on Seven Things That Stop Us Exercising and How To Overcome Those Negative Thoughts. belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

This Too Shall Pass: Facing a Mental Health Crisis

Anyone facing a long-term mental health difficulty may have times where they feel they can’t go on any longer. These are called mental health crisis points.All content on This Too Shall Pass: Facing a Mental Health Crisis belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

Self Pity (The Emotional Parasite)

*Self-pity is a parasite that feeds on itself. Many of us are inclined towards self-pity, not allowing for the balance of life’s natural tragedies. We will face good and bad times–and they will pass. With certainty they will pass. The attitude “Why me?” hints at the little compassion we generally feel for others’ suffering. Our empathy with others’ even our awareness of their suffering, is generally minimal. We are much too involved in our … [Read Entire Story]

Our bodies are not designed to be idle as much as we allow

Exercise is not only for the body but it is for the mind as well, Seems when you give your body a workout you tend to lift your spirits and increase the blood flow to your brain and that is a good thing for sure. Research has been done into exercise and depression and has shown that physical activity does help lower the occurrence or strength of the depression. I can… [Read Entire Story]

Seasonal Joy or Lonely in a Crowd? Planning for Sad Times

If the coming holiday season does not feel you with joy, owing to hurtful memories and painful absences, you can plan for seasonal depression. Here are a few thoughts to prepare ahead for the harsh feelings of loss and the loneliness which encompasses them and to nip isolation and depressed feelings before they take hold of you:All content on Seasonal Joy or Lonely in a Crowd? Planning for Sad Times belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

What is Depression? (Depression #1)