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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... 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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