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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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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Articles in Depression

Introduction

(24/03/2015)

Clinical depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. When you're clinically depressed, you feel persistently sad for weeks or months.

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Symptoms of clinical depression

(08/10/2014)

The symptoms of depression can be complex. If you are depressed, you often lose interest in things you used to enjoy. The symptoms persist for weeks or months.

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Causes Of Depression

(19/08/2014)

There is no single cause of depression, and people develop depression for different reasons. Depression has many different triggers.

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Diagnosing clinical depression

(08/10/2014)

See your GP if you think you have depression. Your GP may give you a physical examination and do some blood or urine tests to rule out other conditions.

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Treating clinical depression

(20/10/2014)

Treatment for depression usually involves a combination of drugs, talking therapies and self-help. Treatment is based on the type of depression you have.

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Living with clinical depression

(20/10/2014)

There are some key steps you can take to lift your mood and help your recovery from depression. Research suggests that exercise can be very effective.

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Psychotic depression

(20/10/2014)

NHS Choices information on psychotic depression

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'It took me a long time, but I did get back on my feet'

(19/08/2014)

Vanessa Phillips from Hertfordshire was known as a strong person, always willing to help others. When she had a breakdown, her friends didn’t know she needed help.

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'If I feel I'm getting stressed now, I know what to do'

(19/08/2014)

Lawrence has depression. He explains how easy it was to ignore the symptoms, despite being a psychiatric nurse, and the problem this caused his working life.

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'I've learnt to live with my depression'

(19/08/2014)

Having suffered bullying, abuse and depression, talk show host Trisha Goddard knows what it’s like to hit rock bottom. She tells how she fought against the odds.

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