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# therapy - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: 'Distress around Covid-19 is not a mental illness. It's an understandable reaction'

Psychotherapist Gerry Cunningham urges us to use the supports available.

# therapy - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Caring for your relationship is vital during this time of Covid-19 turmoil

Dil Wickremasinghe says it’s challenging for couples at the moment.

# therapy - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19

The service is available to both adults and children who are affected by cancer.

# therapy - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars

Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.

# therapy - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Remarks between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said today that he would raise LGBT rights issues with the vice president.

# therapy - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'My sister died from it, then my mam had it, then I got it'

Arc Cancer Support helps people deal with the emotional and physical challenges they face before, during and after treatment.

# therapy - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Child therapy provider says pressure on funding is 'intense' and becoming 'unbearable'

CARI has said children suffering from sexual abuse may have to wait up to 18 months for therapy, unless funding is increased.

# therapy - Monday 31 October, 2016

German hospital uses therapy to 'treat' paedophiles before they commit crimes

More than 7,000 people have sought information on the programme which is offered in 11 centres across Germany.

# therapy - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

# therapy - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour The Post Mortem This post contains videos

This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin explained why the seeds of Labour’s demise were sown in 2011 in a wide-ranging interview with this week.

# therapy - Saturday 19 September, 2015

'Sure you’re grand now, your hair has grown back', the PTSD of surviving cancer

Cancer survivors talk about how difficult it can be to re-adjust to life after treatment.

# therapy - Sunday 17 May, 2015

What I've learned through my career as a counsellor

People are different – from each other and from what the books say. A “textbook case” is rare, if not non-existent.

# therapy - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Mindfulness therapy can be as good as medication for preventing depressive relapses

The alternative treatment helps patients learn how to respond more constructively to their thoughts and feelings.

# therapy - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Show where couples have sex in a box is aired in US despite complaints

It’s based on a Channel 4 show concept.

# therapy - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Fifty shades of scarlet: Irish couples in their 20s are still embarrassed to talk about sex

We may have a BDSM-heavy blockbuster in our cinemas, but Irish people are still a little backward about coming forward for help with sexual problems.

# therapy - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Proof that depression and anxiety can be reduced without individual therapy

This could be great news for the HSE.

# therapy - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Death in the digital age: How does social media affect children's grief?

“When you’re online, you don’t get to choose who to edit out.”

# therapy - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Irish cancer study reaches 'the Oscars of the radiation oncology world'

The clinical trial has shown how to reduce hospital visits for patients with a certain kind of tumour.

# therapy - Friday 18 July, 2014

Insulin pump therapy for children put on hold for six months at Crumlin hospital

The absence of two nurses means another two have to be trained in on the treatment.

# therapy - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'One suicide within prison is too many'

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# therapy - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Parents of kids with 'hidden' disability "fighting" for support since diagnosis

One child was so distressed that he talked about killing himself – now he is in a specialist language unit and more confident, his mother said.

# therapy - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help

The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.

# therapy - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself'

For years, my eating disorder controlled my life; no matter how thin I got, I wouldn’t be satisfied. It’s this symptom of anorexia that makes it so dangerous, writes Vicky Kavanagh.

# therapy - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Column: A year ago, I walked out of work on the brink of the worst depression of my life

I work full time, I have young kids, and I also have a mental illness. Living with depression is never going to be easy but I’m getting better – and that’s because I’m being open and unashamed about it, writes Fiona Kennedy.

# therapy - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Students develop robotic arm that could make you stronger

The robotic arm, developed by students at the University of Pennsylvania, is designed to help both the elderly and those who need physical rehabilitation.

# therapy - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Mother: Cuts to my teen's day care will make me a prisoner in my own home

Young adults approaching the age of 18 will have no place in Stewarts Hospital in Dublin come September.

# therapy - Sunday 28 July, 2013

“You’re the only one who’s fully there for them” – Volunteering with the Rape Crisis Centre

In an interview with, volunteer co-ordinator Mairead Mallon says that they are looking at how to involve more men in the volunteering process.

# therapy - Monday 27 May, 2013

Seriously ill children need to deal with psychological fallout, says Yale study

Want to help seriously ill children? Text WAND to 50300 to donate €2.

# therapy - Monday 22 April, 2013

Mother of sex abuse victim: 'There was no one to help us'

Jennifer’s* son had to wait nine months after reporting his abuse before a HSE therapist was assigned.

# therapy - Monday 15 April, 2013

HSE failing today's child sex abuse victims with lack of counselling services

HSE counselling services for children specifically exclude child sexual abuse as it is not considered a mental health issue.

# therapy - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV

Team in Spain says it is best indication yet that a ‘therapeutic vaccine’ might be possible in place of anti-retroviral drugs.

# therapy - Friday 7 December, 2012

Patients not responding to antidepressants 'more likely to get better with therapy'

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has proven to be effective when people have not responded to antidepressants, if they have it alongside medication, a new trial shows.

# therapy - Monday 1 October, 2012

California bans therapy to 'reverse' homosexuality in minors

The state’s governor says the legislation should relegate such treatments “to the dustbin of quackery”.

# therapy - Saturday 15 September, 2012

'Pesky Gnats' help children understand therapy

A video game developed by an Irish clinical psychologist is being used to help children in therapy – now it is seeking volunteers to help turn it into an app.

# therapy - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Counselling service records 57pc jump in calls about sexualised behaviour of children

CARI’s annual report for 2011 also showed change in callers’ primary concern from intra- to extra-familial abuse.

# therapy - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Computer game could help in treatment of depression - study

Researchers in New Zealand have developed a computer game which they say is effective at treating mild and moderate depression in teenagers.

# therapy - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

New test predicts possible success of drug counselling

The research, which was conducted by a team that including researchers in NUI Maynooth, helps to predict how successful addicts will be in treatment for their drug use.

# therapy - Friday 21 October, 2011

Column: Are we turning into a nation of worriers?

Ireland’s public problems are causing private anguish – and it’s all coming out in the counselling room, writes therapist Eoin Stephens.

# therapy - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.