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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|0 Comments

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?

What are the Psychological Benefits of Mindfulness?

Written by Kate Potter for Doctify
Mindfulness. You may have heard it spoken of with reverence or disdain. Either way, it seems to be a polarising practice that has kept people talking. But what actually is mindfulness? And what is the point?

Top Doctify Psychologist, Dr Kate Potter is here to explain to us exactly what the […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on What are the Psychological Benefits of Mindfulness?

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 […]

By |February 12th, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Dry January is Finally Over but Does it Actually Help in the Long Term?

A Psychotherapist’s Top Tips on How to Cope this Valentine’s Day

Written by Mr Gary Bloom for Doctify

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Either a day to spoil your chosen mate with heart shaped boxes full of chocolates and stuffed toys embroidered with saccharine messages embroidered on their tummies like ‘I love you beary much’. Or day that only serves to remind you of your failure to couple up […]

By |February 9th, 2018|Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on A Psychotherapist’s Top Tips on How to Cope this Valentine’s Day

The Psychology Behind Making (and Breaking) New Year’s Resolutions

Written by Dr Kate Potter for Doctify
Making new year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping them is another matter. The idea that the clock strikes midnight on 31st December and we all wake up as brand new people on 1st January is not only silly but can also be harmful when we fail to live up to […]

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Why Christmas Shopping Is Good For You, If Not Your Bank Account

By Maureen Wanderi with Dr Catherine Atnas and Sociologist Tracey Collett for Doctify
Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year! A time for giving, spending time with family and friends, and Christmas shopping. But crowded streets, long queues, and the cold weather, Christmas shopping can be a very stressful affair.

Take heart though, here’s why Christmas […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Why Christmas Shopping Is Good For You, If Not Your Bank Account

Scared of Flying? Here are a Psychologist’s Tips to Help You

Written by Dr Nick Mooney for Doctify
What is more fun than heading off on a holiday? Whether you prefer soaking up the sun or swooshing down the slopes, getting away from it all is not only enjoyable – its good for your mental and physical health.

But what it if you can’t set one foot on […]

By |September 26th, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Scared of Flying? Here are a Psychologist’s Tips to Help You

Is your Work Causing you to Suffer from Burnout?

Written by Dr Lisa Alfrey for Doctify
Its the end of the week. You’re excited for the weekend but half of you just wants to crawl under the covers and never come out again. Or perhaps you’re one of those Instagram influencers that keep popping up on our newsfeeds and you’re currently in Bali drinking Flat […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Is your Work Causing you to Suffer from Burnout?