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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Articles in Bipolar disorder

NHS Choices - Introduction

(24/03/2015)

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of bipolar disorder

(16/07/2014)

Bipolar disorder is characterised by extreme mood swings. The mood swings can range from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression).

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NHS Choices - Causes of bipolar disorder

(16/07/2014)

The exact cause of bipolar disorder is not fully understood, but it is thought there are a complex mix of physical, environmental and social factors.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing bipolar disorder

(16/07/2014)

If your GP suspects that you have bipolar disorder, they will usually refer you to a psychiatrist (a medically qualified mental health specialist).

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NHS Choices - Treating bipolar disorder

(12/01/2015)

Treatments aim to reduce the number and severity of the episodes of depression and mania that characterise bipolar disorder. In doing so, a person can live as normal a life as possible.

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NHS Choices - Living with bipolar disorder

(15/07/2014)

Although bipolar disorder is usually a long-term condition, effective treatments along with self-help techniques can limit its impact on your life.

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NHS Choices - 'I believed that I was the archangel Gabriel'

(14/07/2014)

Watch a video about Rod, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1987. He describes his symptoms, the treatments offered to him and how he copes today.

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