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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 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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