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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 Phobias

NHS Choices - Introduction

(24/03/2015)

A phobia is an overwhelming fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of phobias

(27/02/2014)

All phobias, particularly complex phobias, such as agoraphobia and social phobia, can limit your daily activities and may cause severe anxiety and depression.

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NHS Choices - Causes of phobias

(27/02/2014)

A phobia can develop during childhood, adolescence or early adulthood.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing phobias

(27/02/2014)

Simple phobias, such as a fear of heights, aren't usually formally diagnosed. Most people with a phobia tend to be fully aware of the problem.

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NHS Choices - Treating phobias

(01/10/2014)

Many people with a phobia don't need treatment and avoiding the object of their fear is enough to control the problem.

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NHS Choices - Self-help advice for phobias

(28/04/2014)

Each phobia is different and no single self-help programme will work for everyone. You may use your own self-help strategy or get help from a mental health specialist.

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

(27/02/2014)

Claire Ledger was diagnosed with agoraphobia after she had a panic attack while shopping in her local high street.   

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