Phobias – Fact File

Phobias are irrational fears which can affect the day-to-day life of an individual. The person often recognises that their fears and behaviours are irrational, however, they are unable to control them and therefore they can have a large negative impact on their lives. Although phobias are a form of anxiety, they are different from general…

Paranoia – Fact File

Paranoia is the irrational and constant feeling that people are out to get you in some way or another. There are various types of paranoia, we will discuss the three main types here today. Types of Paranoia Disorder: Paranoid Personality Disorder This is considered to be the mildest form of paranoia. Most people with this…

Hoarding Disorder – Fact File

There is a difference between Hoarding and Collecting, yet we often hear the word Hoarding being used out of context… This post aims to give information regarding hoarding disorders, helping individuals seek help and understand their disorder, or to help others gain knowledge about the mental health condition. What Is The Difference Between Hoarding and…

Dissociative Disorders – Fact File

Dissociative disorders are a range of conditions that can cause physical and psychological problems. Some are very short-lived and can last for a couple of weeks or months following a traumatic or stressful event. However, others can last much longer. There are three main types of dissociative disorders: Dissociative disorders of movement or sensation Dissociative…

LGBTQ and Mental Health

Evidence suggests that people within the LGBTQ community are much more likely to experience mental health conditions than the rest of the population. What does LGBTQ stand for? It stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning. This is a question I hear being asked a lot… and to me, that just shows that the…