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often find themselves in the physical pain that
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Every single statement in your leaflet are feelings I have
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Anorexia and Bulimia
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if only more people understood!"
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"Just reading as a nursing student, and this leaflet is really
helpful, straight-forward and quite easy to understand as
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"I thought that the leaflet didn’t really tell
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Drugs and alcohol
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analyse the exact expression of the schizophrenics, instead of
simply knowing it more scientificaly. I found it truly useful,
thanks a lot."
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as a basis for group work sessions for clients and will be
"Good opening reference point for the layperson seeking help or
"Great resource, very clear and helpful with a really positive
and encouraging sentiment."
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being about 7 of the depressed symptoms. Didn't realise it was
depression (I put it down to my job as I wasn't enjoying it). After
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a template of my feelings."
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because she sometimes doesn't know what to suggest for the
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"Best bit of info on depression I have read so far!
Straight to the point."
"I am looking at this as I am doing case studies in
depression for my revsion. But another reason I looked at this
was because my dad is suffering from this illness and I
thought it would be helpful if i could reasure him on what
depression really is, and help him understand it! Thank you."
"This leaflet is particularly useful at highlighting examples of
how people behave with depression."
In Punjabi/ Urdu
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"A little patronising but above all, the best information I've
found yet on my forthcoming ect treatment. Thank you."
"I have only discovered your site this week, it
was recommended to one of my team by a member of our CAMHS team. I
want to thank you because as school nurses we are so short of good
information to give to parents and teachers, and also to support us
in supporting vulnerable young people. This is just what we
"These fact sheets are excellent. I work in social services and
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professional advice. The use of jargon-free, plain English makes
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their situation. Keep up the good work."
"Thank you, there doesn`t seen to be much info
or support out there."
Understanding Autism and Asperger's
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course i am currently undertaking. I have found them a really
useful resource and have passed the website on to colleagues".
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helpful. Suggestions would be easy to follow for parents and are
supportive. A useful tool to give to a parent to help
form coping strategies."
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have lived with domestic violence and I realize just how
powerful written information can be to them as the mistrust of
adults often prevents them from speaking out and seeking help, so
keep up the good work."
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"This is a pretty good site... it has a lot of information about
it... also the signs if a child is being abused is pretty good as
"In addition to being a practising psychotherapist, I also teach
carers in the private sector. I found this a useful leaflet ... to
help create a greater awareness if abuse in all sectors of
Depression in children and young
"Thank you. It made all the difference in the world to read a
description of exactly how I feel."
"Public in general will benefit from reading it. The information
may be a facilitator to talk to a health profissional."
"My friend was first given a diagnosis of borderline but then
started hearing voices a lot. Years later she was taken into
hospital and told she was schizophrenic. I'm glad this was
mentioned in the article as many people aren't aware that voices
"This clarifies the diagnosis given to our daughter, and the
possible treatments. Thank you."
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the way you reassure carers, but tell them that it's not always
difficult to live with a person with PD. Thanks for a good fact
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better about myself."
"It helped me realiise i wasn't an alien, in fact i wasn't the
only woman to feel this way.
I just hope i can be strong enough to get help, thank you."
"Fabulous resource. Used it for a presentation as SPR in
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"I am a GP and psychotherapist. I found this useful resource
with all the information I need to print off and give to my
"Very useful and readable. Confirmed in my mind I had post
natal depression as I was struggling to accept the diagnosis of my
psychistrist and also my doctor. This leaflet should be In every
doctors surgery and also at Sure Start centres and family centres.
It should also be a mandatory read for GPs and health visitors.
Thank you for producing something that is user friendly and not
full of insulting pictures, as if women with PND don't know what
anxiety and despair look like."
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first time I have read up on this, and everything I read
explains a lot to me and how I have handled things. Thanks"
"I served In the Falklands and saw combat in
the falklands conflict in 1982, these thoughts have never
left me, and I am seeking help and advice. At times I get really
down, but I feel I should now seek the help I require. I'm plesed
there are people and organisations that offer the service.
Thankyou. I get really down at times... mega down".
"Brilliant leaflet. So good to read that experience I am having
is not because I am a weak emotional wreck, but because of the
trauma I had experienced. Thank you so much guys - the person who
wrote this leaflet in plain english deserves a medal."
"Very useful information, good source of introduction into
"I shall give this to read and discuss with my child, and
try and convince them that they are not the only
one. My child cannot talk or eat in public."
"This is a realy useful leaflet - I especially like the section
about 'Spiritual Values and Skills' and feel a refreshed sense of
hope from reading the leaflet - thank you."
This page updated: August 2007
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