Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Most people have experiences the occasional thought that seems odd, or have had the urge to double-check something that they know they have already done (like going back to make our the iron is turned off, or the car is locked). However, individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have [...]
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Parenting Parents play an essential role within our society as they provide the environment and relationships that enable our children to grow, develop and learn. Parents make decisions about what is right for their children and families based upon their unique values and circumstances. Additionally, broader social policies and attitudes can also [...]
Relationship Difficulties All close relationships can experience arguments and disagreements, as this is a normal part of interacting with others who may have different ideas, beliefs, values and expectations. However, chronic levels of stress and conflict within a relationship can result in a range of difficulties including poor mental and physical health, as [...]
Studies show good health is all important Unfortunately, most people are likely to experience a potentially traumatic event in their lifetime. It is good to know that most individuals will recover well, given time and adequate social support. However, for some individuals, the experience of a traumatic event, or chronic exposure to trauma, [...]
Grief Grief is a natural reaction to loss, and can be experienced in a variety of ways. Specifically, the intensity and duration of grief related experiences can differ significantly between individuals, impacting upon emotions, thoughts and behaviours for a number of weeks, or even months. Similarly, individuals also cope with loss in a [...]
Anxiety Anxiety is a natural reaction to a stressful situation, and is generally associated with feelings of worry, nervousness or apprehension. For many individuals, anxiety may occur when in a new and unfamiliar situation, when being asked to undertake a challenging task, or where someone feels they are facing a situation where the [...]
Depression Everyone experiences sadness at times. However, depression is something more than this. More specifically, depression can be thought of as extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than a few days. It can interfere with the activities of daily life and can even cause physical pain. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable. [...]
Subtance misuse Drug and alcohol use is a common human behaviour, and many people use legal or illegal substances as part of their daily life. Unfortunately, using substances can negatively affect the general wellbeing and functioning of individuals, families and their communities. Clinical Psychologists can work with individuals to help prevent and reduce [...]