What Your Psychiatrist Forgot to Tell You About Antidepressants

If you are a person who is battling with depression or has previously experienced the dreadfulness of being clinically depressed, you would probably understand how heavy every day feels. Sometimes when things seem gloomy and time runs dry the only outlet is to visit your local psychiatrist. When you get prescribed with your first dosage of antidepressants, you think that this would be the answer to all your questions only to find out the ugly truth. It is obvious that we would all prefer an immediate fix for all our problems but unfortunately, nothing in life works that way. In fact, being on antidepressants is one of the most painful journeys anyone can go through. Let’s start with the side effects that your doctor never mentions.

The Other Side

I look in the mirror and all I think about is how much of a failure I am. Am I broken? Is this my fate? Do I have some miswired fuse in my head that makes me this way? I have suffered from depression through different phases in my life, but the latest one was the most dysfunctional.

Getting to Know Nicki Anderson

Nicki Anderson is the CEO and founder of Journey to Wholeness. She is an Occupational Therapist since 1988. Anderson trained in Oxford, England, and specialised in 'Paediatrics and Child and Family Mental Health'. Tell us about Journeytowholeness.ae Journey to Wholeness is a therapy service for women to empower them in their relationships with themselves, their …

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Five Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, with an estimated 17.3 million (source: American Heart Association) lives being claimed due to the disease, every year. However, most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioural risk factors such as an unhealthy diet, obesity, physical inactivity and excessive tobacco and alcohol use. Banin …

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MEAF Gets the UAE Community Involved to Commemorate World Arthritis Day

A full day of free activities to be organized on October, 12th to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) announced that it will hold a public community event on 12th October at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Concurrent with this …

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New Riverston School Dubai Set to Tackle Bullying Head On

The new school will focus its attention on unsettled children and implement its highly successful educational model from the UK, catering for Dubai parents The new Riverston School Dubai, due to open in September, will tackle the issue of bullying head-on, following on from recent announcements during the past two months by the Knowledge and Human …

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Michael Phelps – I Didn’t Want to be Alive

It was in 2014, following a second drink-driving charge and a six-month suspension from USA Swimming, that Michael Phelps started to talk. It wasn't easy at first. The 23-time Olympic gold medalist had suffered a downward spiral that had got so bad he confined himself to one room for five days. But talking has helped …

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