With Ireland having the second highest birthrate in the EU, supporting women affected by post natal depression/anxiety is a very important and often misunderstood issue.
Colleen Hennessy gives some insight into her experience of post natal depression/anxiety in the below article from the Irish Times
Counselling & Psychotherapy are recommended treatment options by both the NHS and HSE and Talk Therapy Dublin based in Harold’s Cross Dublin 6W is actively providing support in this area.
An article from the Guardian exploring potential research into a new pharmaceutical treatment for severe depression. Ketamine has been used previously as a tranquillizer (often in veterinary medicine) and also has a reputation as a recreational drug.
Rapid developments in neuroscience are increasing knowledge of how the brain responds to different mental health interventions.
The below article explains recent research using a functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scan to explore how some clients may respond better to talk therapy and others to medication when tacking depression.
The below website provides a very useful guide to the support services available in an Irish context.
Mental health services
Talktherapy.ie can can assist with further information or queries free of charge just make contact here and avail of our free information and advice service.
Students are proven to be a particularly vulnerable population in relation to mental health concerns. The below articles stresses the limitations Irish third levels institutions have in relation to supporting students in distress with counselling.
Please make contact here if the above issues affect you, talktherapy.ie provides affordable & accessible counselling options without waiting list limitations.