Health in the Media

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Depression on the Rise in Ireland

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The topic of depression hit the headlines today as Niall Quinn spoke out about how his wife Gillian stood by him during a period of crippling depression after quitting football. The soccer legend, who was a close friend of the late Gary Speed, fell into what he described as “a dark area” following his retirement from the sport at 35. He said of the time, “People were ringing and I was getting job offers and I wouldn’t even answer the phone.” Read more…

Can Depression Lead To Low Grades?

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Given the debilitating effect depression can have on a sufferer, it’s not surprising that it can effect every area of a person’s life. It can distort  how you see yourself, your life, and those around you. Sufferers of depression can see things in a more negative light than non-sufferers and sometimes are often find it difficult to see the positive in a situation and focus on the negatives. The symptoms can range from difficulty concentrating to thoughts of suicide and death. Sometimes the depression can be so severe that the person many suffer psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusion. The Counselling and Personal Development Service at DCU  provides a professional and completely confidential service, which is available to all registered DCU students free of charge. Health in the media spoke with a counselor from the Department about the benefits of seeing a counselor.

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