Articles by Sarah McGuinness

Postnatal Depression: What it is and How to Deal With it

Postnatal Depression: What it is and How to Deal With it

Estimates suggest that between five and ten percent of women suffer from postnatal depression after having a baby. It's normal to have what’s known as the ‘baby blues’ to some degree in the days and weeks after the birth, this generally involves feeling more tearful and vulnerable than usual and doesn’t last very long. When these feelings become persistent and are joined by other symptoms, then postnatal depression may be diagnosed. Unfortunately, due to the misconception that postnatal depression means not bonding with your baby many women don’t realise...
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Eating Disorders: A Deep-Rooted Problem

Eating Disorders: A Deep-Rooted Problem

Increasingly it seems that almost every woman has some sort of disordered relationship with food and it’s become quite rare for women I see in my therapy practice not to have issues with food and body image. It’s so common in our society that it seems almost normal. However diagnosed eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are far more serious than the day-to-day preoccupation with food and weight that many women experience. Sophie contacted me in her late twenties, having had an eating disorder for over ten years. She had reached the point where she...
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