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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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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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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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Articles in Panic disorder

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/08/2014)

Panic disorder is where you have recurring and regular panic attacks, often for no obvious reason.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of panic disorder

(19/08/2014)

The symptoms of a panic attack can be very frightening and distressing. They tend to occur very suddenly, without warning and often for no apparent reason.

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NHS Choices - Causes of panic disorder

(19/08/2014)

As with many mental health conditions, the exact cause of panic disorder isn't fully understood.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing panic disorders

(19/08/2014)

Everyone who has panic disorder will experience panic attacks. However, not everyone who has panic attacks is diagnosed with panic disorder.

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NHS Choices - Treating panic disorder

(19/08/2014)

The main aim in treating panic disorder is to reduce the number of panic attacks and ease the severity of symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Things you can do to help yourself

(19/08/2014)

If you have panic disorder, there are several self-help techniques you can use including slow, deep breathing, relaxation techniques and visualisation.

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NHS Choices - Complications of panic disorder

(19/08/2014)

Panic disorder is a treatable condition, but to make a full recovery it's very important you seek medical help as soon as possible.

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NHS Choices - "It totally devastated my life...we became hermits"

(03/09/2014)

Colin Hammond describes how panic attacks affected his life and became a series of phobias and anxieties, and how therapy helped his recovery.

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NHS Choices - "Even the thought of going into my garden made me panic"

(03/09/2014)

Claire Ledger had her first panic attack while shopping in her local high street.

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