Anxiety in Children“It’s been a particularly difficult time for new mums, especially first-time mums.” 

As heard on Today with Claire Byrne

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Pandemic-related anxiety is reaching places most other anxieties never get to. According to Dr Niamh Lynch, Paediatrician at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, babies are showing signs of anxiety, due to Covid-related stress levels in mothers during pregnancy and beyond. Dr Lynch spoke to Claire Byrne about what the last 9 months have been like for mothers:  “I suppose it’s been a particularly difficult time for new …

Managing Covid Anxiety“I think anxiety is a pretty normal reaction to a pretty abnormal state of affairs.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Senior Clinical Psychologist Dr Keith Gaynor is well, but he’s anxious. Being anxious is fairly universal, Keith told Ryan Tubridy on Thursday, given the nature of the pandemic we’ve all been enduring for the past six months.  “I think anxiety is a pretty normal reaction to a pretty abnormal state of affairs.”  Anxiety is a normal human reaction to being threatened and at the moment, there …

Living with Anxiety‘It felt like, what’s wrong with me? I have everything going for me so why can’t I just get it together?’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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When Caroline Foran started suffering from stomach problems a few years ago, she blamed it on everything from having a “dicky tummy” to the tap water in her new home. What she didn’t realise was that her physical health was suffering because of anxiety and her body was sending her early warning signs. “It was trying to tell me you …

Social media leading to “anxiety epidemic”.9.1% of school going children are self harming.

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Anybody who is on Facebook, Twitter or other social media knows how easy it is to be drawn into situations which can seriously raise the stress levels. It might be an online argument about something in the news, a simple difference of opinion on a social situation, or a full-blown exchange of insults, sometimes between genuine, real-world friends. But it …