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Woman sitting in windowsill drinking coffee to illustrate From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well

From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well: A True Story

A few weeks ago I told a story at the In This Body conference in London. Called From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well, it is the story of how I first experienced menopause symptoms when I was thirty. I was misdiagnosed, told that my symptoms were “all in my head” and eventually referred to a […]

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Do Antidepressants Affect Creativity?

There’s a fascinating article on the affect of antidepressants on creativity in the latest issue of Mslexia, a magazine for women who write. In the article ‘Waving or Drowning?’ writer Faridah Newman trawls through what little research there is on the topic and also refers to anecdotal evidence and the results of a Mslexia survey […]

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Feeling SAD? Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

It’s that time of year again.  The days are shorter, there’s a chill in the air and I have a cold.  Apart from welcoming Autumn with coughs and sneezes, I’ve also begun light treatment to try and stave off the affects of Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. What is SAD? SAD is a form of […]

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Vitamin D could Improve Symptoms of Depression

A couple of months ago I wrote an article about Vitamin D deficiency. It seems the sunshine vitamin is good not only for our physical health but for our mental health too, and could be used as a possible treatment to relieve the symptoms of depression. The link between low levels of Vitamin D and Depression […]

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