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I hope to make this a useful resource, not just a 'come and buy my services' blog and the comments and opinions of visitors is likely to be a big part of making the blog a success.
I look forward to hearing from you.
(The Care Guy)
Posted on 7:24am Friday 23rd Mar 2012
Posted on 7:20am Friday 16th Mar 2012
Psychosis (Delusions part 1)
Delusions are the second of the three psychotic symptom groups that we will consider.
Posted on 7:11am Friday 9th Mar 2012
If there is one word in psychiatry guaranteed to create misunderstanding and even fear among lay people it’s psychosis.
Posted on 7:06am Friday 2nd Mar 2012
Depression is one of the most common psychological problems in modern Britain. More people are seeking professional help because of depressive illnesses than ever before.
Posted on 7:59am Friday 24th Feb 2012
If anxiety is a call to action that is there to help us solve a problem (how to be safe) depression is the opposite.
Posted on 7:51am Friday 17th Feb 2012
We have established already that anxiety is essentially a physical state with physical symptoms known as ‘arousal’. That’s what we call the symptoms of racing heart, rapid and shallow breathing, muscle tension, sweating, trembling and churning stomach. But there’s more to anxiety than just physical stuff. There are psychological symptoms and characteristics of anxiety too. That’s what today’s episode is all about.
Posted on 8:54pm Monday 13th Feb 2012
There's a bit of a lull in the diary at present. We're approaching the end of the financial year and, as always training work is a little quiet right now. This happens every year at about this time.
That may be a problem for training providers like The Care Guy but it's a golden opportunity for care providers themselves. This is the time of year to grab a bargain.
Posted on 7:33am Monday 13th Feb 2012
The Mental Capacity Act does not allow us to intervene in every decision. Knowing when we can and cannot get involved may seem complicated but it doesn't need to be. There are essentially three types of decision-making situations. Knowing how to tell the difference between them is the key.