Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016


Eating Disorder Awareness Week 22nd to 28th of February 2016.   Dr. Gillian Moore-Groarke, Consultant Psychologist Ms. Amy-Rose Hayes, Psychology Graduate, PSI   Eating disorders are a group of conditions that can have profound effects on individual’s physical, psychological and social well-being. They are characterised by dysfunctional relationships with food intake, which may take the […]

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Narcotic Abuse and Addiction


Narcotic Abuse and Addiction What is narcotic addiction? Narcotic or opiate addiction is a is a dangerous long-term affliction associated with severe consequences for individuals, families and society, particularly in regards to increased risk of premature death and financial burden. Narcotic addiction is recognised as a brain disorder that is caused by prolonged use of […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder   Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common and chronic mental illness that has been described as one of the most disabling in regards to how it interferes with an individual’s ability to function in everyday life. Although it is difficult to know how many Irish individuals suffer with OCD, it is […]

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Depression Of all mental health issues, depression has been described as one of the most common. Indeed, it is estimated that about 1 in 10 individuals in Ireland are affected by depression at any one time. Despite its prevalence, depression can have devastating effects on an individual’s life, social relationships and on society, especially if […]

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The evolving role of the Psychologist in Irish Law


The evolving role of the Psychologist in Irish Law In a system that is presented every day with complex and challenging issues relating to human behaviour, expert psychological input can serve to be invaluable in Irish law. However, the Irish court system, particularly in regards to family law, has been deemed as inadequate and insensitive […]

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Coping with Exam Stress


10 Tips for Coping with Examination Stress Junior and Leaving Certificate   It’s that time of year again when State exams can be a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. But there are many ways to ease and manage the stress. Here are some of my tips to help students and […]

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week


Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2014 – February 23 to March 1.     I had no Idea, that eating disorders destroyed lives. Get in the know!   Eating Disorder Awareness Week is an international campaign to prevent eating disorders by increasing awareness of the dangers posed by Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Eating and Over-Eating.   […]

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