What is Sertraline?

Sertraline is a type of antidepressant known as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). It is often used to treat depression, and also sometimes panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sertraline helps many people recover from depression, and it has fewer unwanted effects than older antidepressants. The recommended dose for … Continue reading What is Sertraline?

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorders are characterised by extreme fluctuations in mood whereby an individual alternates between states of depression and mania. The term 'bipolar' describes the contrasting emotions at different ends of the spectrum of mood. There are three subtypes of bipolar disorders, bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder and cyclothymic disorder. Signs and Symptoms: Bipolar I:The … Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder?

Benefits of Music Therapy on Mental Health

Music therapy has been found to improve mental and emotional health. Symptoms of depression and anxiety are often decreased with the use of music. Music therapy can also help lift the mood and improve the quality of life of those with physical health issues. Music therapy has been defined as 'an interpersonal process in which … Continue reading Benefits of Music Therapy on Mental Health

How Pets Benefit Mental Health

A recent systematic review conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton looked at 17 international research papers to examine the role pets had on owners with a mental health condition. They found that pets can provide benefits to those with mental health issues. These are the various ways in which pets can … Continue reading How Pets Benefit Mental Health