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A case for manic depressive disorder

The term avoids the binary implications of “bipolar disorder”

Few of us give thought to the names we grant our diseases. William Styron complained that the word “depression” didn’t aptly describe the all-encompassing void that was his illness. Rarely do we relate our cancer to the crab-like appearance after …

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Major Trinity study on mothers reveals undiagnosed and untreated health conditions

The study shows that problems with sexual and mental health are common among new mothers

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The findings of the Maternal Health and Maternal Morbidity in Ireland (MAMMI), a Trinity study of the health of Irish first-time mothers, were released yesterday, revealing many hidden health problems that affect the lives of Irish mothers. It shows that

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Trinity’s Department of Psychiatry investigates ketamine as a potential treatment for depression

Anaesthetic ketamine now being considered as a treatment for preventing depressive relapses

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Trinity College’s Department of Psychiatry is leading a series of trials investigating the effectiveness of ketamine in treating depression. The trials will be overseen by Professor Declan McLoughlin, a research professor of psychiatry, along with his team at St Patrick’s

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My experience on mental health medication

Prozac wasn’t a fix-all solution, but it did mark the beginning of the end of my depression.

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Depression and self-harm

This brief chapter of my life – which didn’t feel brief at the time – is hazy in my memory. I was in Junior Certificate year, fourteen years old, when I began to spiral destructively into what

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If we can’t recognise depression in our peers, how can we recognise it in ourselves?

I’d consider myself to be a compassionate person, someone who has time to listen to friends’ worries. Why then did I ignore my own mental health?

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Trinity researchers recently published a study which proposed that young people find it difficult to identify signs of depression or suicidal thoughts amongst their peers. Psychologists working out of the School of Psychology and Children’s Research Centre say that their …

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Medicalised terminology only increases mental health stigma

Framing discussion of mental health in medicalised terms discourages people from engaging with the psychological suffering of others for what it is – subjective experience.

comment1“Sadness is something we all feel. Unfortunately, it’s all most us have to relate to people with a mental illness dubbed ‘clinical depression’.” This is how Seán Healy began his recent article in The University Times, “The problem with current …

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Is anybody listening?

Five students from different universities talk about their experiences seeking help with mental illnesses.

COMMENTThe narrative around mental health is changing. We are living in a society now which strives to overcome taboos around depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder through a campaign of openness and acceptance. We are constantly reminded of the high suicide …

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