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A Very “Merry” Family Christmas

Family dynamics are tricky to navigate at any time of the year, however at Christmas they can become all but impossible. The reunion at the family home surrounded by brothers and sisters, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and maybe the odd “Auntie” (who in fact is not a blood relative but a friend of the family) can bring about a modern day, psychological head-scrambling phenomena known as Christmas ‘Holiday Regression’.

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Is It More Than A Christmas Hangover?

The overindulgence of food, alcohol, drugs, shopping and promiscuous behaviour are all somehow acceptable if they come under the umbrella of ‘Christmas’. But what if these behaviours begin to slip into the New Year, then sneakily into Spring whilst insidiously making themselves comfortable by the following Summer?

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What is a Midlife Crisis and How Can it Manifest?

When people reach a certain age and experience emotional distress, it can often be thought that they are finding it hard to cope with the idea of their own mortality, and that at some point in “the middle of their lives”, they decide to relinquish their responsibilities and have fun.However this is not generally the experience most people have. Signs and symptoms of a midlife crisis can include anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger problems, and career or relationship dissatisfaction.

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Gaming Misuse – Public Health SOS

Gaming has never been more popular than it is now. There are approximately 2.2 billion gamers in the world[1] and it is an industry worth approximately £100 billion pounds. This is all very good news for game developers and the top players who make money out of it, but is there a flip-side to this? Is it possible that there is a dark side to the popularity of gaming, and how could it be damaging people?

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What are the Odds? Will Football Give Up Gambling?

It is now nearly impossible to watch a game of football without seeing logos of gambling websites on players’ shirts. In fact, 60% of top two division teams are sponsored by them. There is no doubt that sport and gambling are intrinsically linked, and have been forever. But has it become more sinister than the days of your grandfather going down to the bookies to lay a fiver on his favourite team?

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Cannabis and Pain

Cannabis is being touted as being able to help a myriad of medical problems, some of them being Alzheimer’s disease, appetite loss, cancer, Crohn’s disease, eating disorders, epilepsy, glaucoma, mental health conditions, multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, nausea, and pain[1]. This article will look at the use of cannabis as a painkiller, and examine whether it is a miracle medicine, or snake oil.

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Family Offices – How to Access the Best Rehab

Many busy CEOs, entrepreneurs, high-profile celebrities and athletes suffer regularly from anxiety, depression and burnout due to the enormous pressures they face in their daily lives. Addiction is also extremely common as these individuals reach for aides to self-medicate their feelings of stress and anxiety.

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Off to Uni? Cannabis & the Dangers

Although the use of illegal drugs in general has decreased among young people, cannabis is still the ‘most widely used illicit substance among young people, and prevalence rates in the UK are among the highest in Europe.’

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Sex and Porn Addiction Treatment in Central London

Individuals who suffer with sex and/or porn addiction may find that they are eventually unable to function in their daily life at work, home or maintain a relationship. Sex and porn addiction share certain characteristics with many other addictions, however instead of being addicted to a substance, sufferers are addicted to a behaviour.

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