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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 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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