Monthly Archives: October 2014

The good news about frustrations in relationships

Written By Trix O’Callaghan (Counselling Psychologist) 

When couples find love and romance they often describe it as one of the happiest times
in their lives. We feel like we are with the perfect person, finally someone who make us
feel loved, who appreciates us and who we can feel safe with. We feel relaxed joyfulness
and full aliveness. Since it feels so good, we decide to make a bond. Continue reading

Bipolar Mood Disorder

 Written by Dr Barbara Pierce (Adult Psychiatrist)

Bipolar Mood Disorder (BMD), also known as manic depression, is a mental and physical illness characterised by extreme mood swings with changes in energy and behaviour that seriously impedes your ability to function normally.

There are many illnesses in which mood swings can be prevalent, but not everyone with mood swings has BMD. This is why it is so important to see an experienced clinician so that you can be properly assessed and an accurate diagnosis be made. Continue reading