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Archive for December, 2008

Winter / Christmas not the worst time for depression

It has long been thought that mental health suffered during the winter months, especially around Christmas time, and that the season brought a peak in the suicide rate. As it turns out, this is in fact an urban myth. It was hypothesised that the dark, gray winters and and the lack of vitamin D from […]

Venlafaxine and Mirtazapine and Weight Gain

On this blog I have often talked about my experiences of weight gain when using the drug Citalopram / Celexa. It has been pointed out to me that these are not the only drugs that can have this side effect. Mirtazapine, which is a NaSSA (noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant) and Venlafaxine, which is a […]

Existential Anxiety – more

Over eighteen months ago I wrote a post on this blog about Existential Anxiety and, although it was only short, I got many emails in response. I think there is so little information out there about existential anxiety because it is not really taken seriously as a psychological problem. More often, it is considered to […]

A healthy lifestyle and anxiety

There are three areas of life where we need to be healthy to help us overcome anxiety . They are diet, exercise, mental health. Firstly diet. I have several tips for a lower anxiety diet: Keep your blood sugar levels more constant as insulin spikes and low blood sugar can lead to anxiety, panic and […]