Guest blogs

A Personal Reflection: The drugs do work – taking SSRIs for Panic Disorder

The journey of recovery from mental ill health can be tough to navigate. It isn’t as straightforward as a broken arm or a chest infection, where diagnosis and treatment plan is clear. It’s not linear and everyone is unique. Medication is still a treatment which has stigma attached to it. A ground-breaking study published earlier …

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OCD is OCD

A lot of the time No Panic and OCD-UK find people talking about ROCD (relationship OCD) or POCD (paedophile OCD) as if they were different to other types of OCD. The list in fact is endless – COCD (contamination or checking), SOCD (symmetry OCD)… the acronyms quickly become meaningless and divide the community. The fact …

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Are You Bullyied At Work?

As a coach, I have spoken to a lot of people over the last 18 months who have been struggling with anxiety. Whether that is something an individual was dealing with before the Covid-19 pandemic, something that has crept in over time through the ongoing lockdowns, changes in restrictions and constantly having to navigate another …

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Anxiety And Bipolar

  Very often with the territory of bipolar comes anxiety.  This can be distressing, but the good news is that with time, effort and knowledge it can be managed well.  I’ve written a new book called ‘Bipolar Feelings’ which discusses this aspect of anxiety in bipolar.  Overall, I aimed to make it an uplifting and …

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