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Your first therapy session with a psychologist: what to expect

You have finally found the courage to book your first appointment with a psychologist or a psychotherapist. Meeting a new therapist for the first time often feels nerve-racking. This is entirely understandable as you may well disclose concealed fears and deeply intimate issues to someone that you have just met. Opening up to a stranger would […]

By |January 20th, 2020|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics|0 Comments

What you need to know about adult circumcision: Benefits, what to expect, and more

 ‘Circumcised men surgery’ is a big and serious decision to make. If you are thinking of circumcision as an adult, you need all the information.

 
Reasons:
There are many reasons for circumcision after 16 years of age and adults:

Lichen sclerosis called Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) in men
Tight foreskin (phimosis)
Recurrent Balanitis
Trauma
Cancer
Personal
[…]

By |December 10th, 2019|Conditions|Comments Off on What you need to know about adult circumcision: Benefits, what to expect, and more

The science behind being bad at something

From early on in our development, many of us are socialised to the notion that the value of our worth as a person is conditional upon the achievements we make (or failure to do so!) and from our early childhood experiences, we construct psychological perspectives of who we believe we are (i.e. core beliefs).

 
So does […]

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Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder an Anxiety Disorder? OCD Explained…

Written by Cognacity for Doctify
Anxiety
Anxiety is a normal but unpleasant feeling of unease, worry or fear that can range from mild to severe. It is a universal feeling driven by the evolutionary “fight-or-flight” response, which increases blood flow to muscles and suppresses irrelevant bodily functions (e.g. digestive system, which can cause nausea). In other words, […]

By |November 29th, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder an Anxiety Disorder? OCD Explained…

What is a Facet Joint Injury and how can it be treated?

Mr Masood Shafafy, consultant spinal surgeon from Spine Solutions explains what facet joints are, symptoms associated with facet joint pain and how it can be treated. 

 
What are the facet joints?
Facet joints are the small joints between the vertebrae of the spine. If you think of the spine as a column of bones arranged one on […]

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Understanding the role alcohol plays in heart palpitations and rhythm problems

Heart rhythm problems affect millions of us in Britain. Can we prevent them from happening in the first place? Dr Jonathan Clague at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care says the damaging effects of alcohol on our cardiovascular health must be made clearer.

Have you ever felt your heart do something unusual? The smallest jump or flutter can serve as […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Understanding the role alcohol plays in heart palpitations and rhythm problems

How can cancer impact your mental health?

Cancer’s impact 

Due to medical advances over the last few decades, around half the people diagnosed with cancer are expected to survive for 10 years or more. The decline in quality of life caused by both the diagnosis and treatments e.g. surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy side effects (nausea, vomiting, hair loss, sleep problems, pain, flu like […]

By |August 6th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on How can cancer impact your mental health?

Divorce Therapy: For When the End of Your Relationship Feels Like Living in a War Zone

Written by Mr Chris Macgovern for Doctify
For some reason, our society often puts the greatest pressure on us when we are at our most vulnerable. This is the case when relationships end. We have to be at our most business-like, thinking calmly out into the future, just when our emotions are all over the place. Here, […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Divorce Therapy: For When the End of Your Relationship Feels Like Living in a War Zone

VIDEO: What is Anxiety and how can it be Reduced?

Featuring Dr Brock Chisholm for Doctify
Anxiety is something that many people live with and have to conquer every day. Whether you suffer every so often in times of great stress or whether you feel crippled by it all the time, it can be debilitating. Luckily, there is help to be had. Psychologist Dr Brock Chisholm […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Conditions|Comments Off on VIDEO: What is Anxiety and how can it be Reduced?

Dry January is Finally Over but Does it Actually Help in the Long Term?

Written by Mr Gary Bloom for Doctify
Dry January is something that has taken off in recent years. For some the motivation behind it is to cut back after overindulging at Christmas. Others are sponsored to do it for charity. And then there are those that are doing it just to prove that they can. But […]

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