Understanding depression

Along with anxiety, depression is probably one of most common mental health problems in this country. It is estimated that over 6 million people suffer from depression and/or anxiety in England.  However, these numbers tell us little about the true nature of depression. In other words, what it is to …

The nature of anxiety

For many people, anxiety is an ever-present, and distinctly unwelcome, companion. Sometimes it can erupt into a full blown panic attack, but often it’s just there in background: a barely perceptible but continual sense of unease, a sense of anticipation that something unnamed but terrible is about to happen. And …

On pre-natal depression

Today the Daily Mail ran an article about pre-natal depression.1   According to the article’s author, Rachel Ragg, pre-natal (antenal) depression affects between 10% and 15% of mothers-to-be, but in spite of this, little is known about it and it is rarely discussed.  In fact, Ragg goes on to write about …