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Leicestershire UK
"Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance." Epicurus
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An extremely common side effect of depression is heavy weight gain. There are strong behavioural links between food and mood even if you're perfectly mentally healthy. Conversely depression can also cause weight loss. It's a relationship that can cut both ways but neither are healthy, physically or mentally. There are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2010 at Our Black Dog
If low self-esteem is bad for our mental health then what is healthy self-esteem? It certainly isn't healthy to be convinced that you are God's gift to the world and that you are far more more important than everybody and everything. In fact, if your self-esteem is too high then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2010 at Our Black Dog
One of the biggest themes linked to depression is that dreaded term "self-esteem". Depressed people are understood to have very low self-esteem whilst a mentally healthy individual is taken to have a "good" level of self-esteem. Of course this generalisation holds true up to a point. When I was at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2010 at Our Black Dog
Terry Pratchett, the author of the bestselling series of "Discworld" novels, coined the term "Knurd" to describe those of us who suffer from a far too high level of sobriety. He mentions some people who are naturally too sober to be able to cope with the world we find ourselves... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2010 at Our Black Dog
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There are many of us in the world who have our very own personal Black Dog. Some of us have an idea why he found us and some us don't have a clue how or why he sniffed us out. What we do know is that the dog will follow us for the rest of our lives. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at Our Black Dog
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