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Britain's men 'epidemic silent' 2
Why men are feeling lonely in a modern society 9 August 2017 | Nightingale Hospital News

Loneliness amongst  British men, both young and old is worrying and has been described as a “silent epidemic”. Recent research has shown that millions of men across the UK are hiding feelings of isolation.

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Using your phone to much
What are your feelings about Technology? 26 June 2017 | Nightingale Hospital News

A survey on technology usage shows the negative impact on mental health, pressures to reshape human interactions and show the perfect life on social media.

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Nightingale Hospital Private Adolescent Unit
Drugs to treat child depression and anxiety 25 June 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

The number of distressed young people is on the rise. Statistics show that almost 14,000 out of 198,906 prescriptions for drugs treating depression & anxiety were given to children up to 12 years old.

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Child and Adolescent Technology Addiction
Digital detox activities in schools 24 June 2017 | Nightingale Hospital News

A few schools in the UK decided to add Chess to the curriculum facing digital addictions and short concentration issues from their pupils.

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People are using their phone everywhere
National Unplugging Day 2017 22 June 2017 | Nightingale Hospital News

National Unplugging Day is taking place on Sunday 25 June 2017. This is a campaign to persuade people to go gadget free for one day, spending the entire day without technology.

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Women using phone to read the news
The impact of tragic news and social media 15 June 2017 | Nightingale Hospital News

Today social media and phones keep us connected at all time. Indeed, we received live news at all time and everywhere, which can makes us feel overwhelmed…

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GP conference about Lithium
Nightingale Hospital explores lithium’s relevance in 2017 14 June 2017 | Nightingale Hospital News

‘The oldest, but still the best? Why Lithium is still so relevant in 2017’.

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Men’s Health Week 2017 12 June 2017 | Nightingale Hospital News

Suicide is the biggest killer of young men under 45, and two-thirds of people have admitted to experiencing a mental health problem…

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worry and anxiety
Concerns about anxiety disorders at university 24 May 2017 | News from our specialists

We all know that young people are facing more difficulties today than in recent years. They often start their adult life with large student loans……

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Private Technology Addiction Service
What the Digital Resistance Movement Might Look Like 16 May 2017

We all know technology is making us miserable but haven’t worked out a solution. Now the biggest counter-culture movement since vegetarianism is forming.

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Stressed - private mental health
Depression: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Explained 12 May 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

Depression is an illness that impacts the brain and is now the leading cause of disability worldwide.

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We need more awareness about Mental Health Services 10 May 2017 | Nightingale Hospital News

With Mental Health Awareness Week this week, Nightingale polled 200 members of the general public regarding their awareness of mental health services and how to access mental health treatment…..

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Using your phone to much
Crack your phone habit 8 May 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

Dr Richard Graham, Lead Technology Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist asks you: “Does using the device give you a buzz? Perhaps it makes you feel relaxed? If the answer is yes, I’d be concerned.”……..

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worry and anxiety
OCD: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment Explained 8 May 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

Dr Sarah Crawford comments on symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

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Too Much Technology
When revision turns to an addiction 4 May 2017 | News from our specialists

Academic addiction is on the rise…. Dr Richard Graham, child and adolescent consultant psychiatrist at Nightingale Hospital, says this is now a growing phenomenon that many young people are receiving treatment for.

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I suffer from depression
My husband told me he was on heroin 27 April 2017 | News from our specialists

Dr William Shanahan, the medical director and consultant psychiatrist at Nightingale Hospital in London, says this of addicts: “They are not untruthful and dishonest people, they just want heroin.

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Dr William Shanahan, Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist
Stephen Fry speaks out with Nightingale Medical Director 26 April 2017 | News from our specialists

Stephen Fry speaks out with Nightingale Hospital Medical Director, William Shanahan, regarding mental health issues in the Heads Together Video: One conversation can make the difference.

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Addicted to Technology
Concerns over screen time 14 April 2017 | News from our specialists

A recent survey of 1,500 parents found that, on average, UK children own their first mobile phone by the age of seven, followed by a tablet aged eight and a smartphone aged 10.

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Insecurity and poor mental health
The main causes of stress 12 April 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

What are the main causes of stress and how do you combat them?
‘One of the most important steps in combating stress is to recognise that it is happening.’

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Victim of Domestic Abuse
World Health Day 2017 31 March 2017 | Nightingale Hospital News

Depression is an illness characterised by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy…..

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Body Beautiful 31 March 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

Running gives you a feel-good factor, emotionally and mentally, so there’s an immediate benefit. If you apply that feel-good factor to your general sense of wellbeing, there’s a fair chance your body image is going to improve.

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Too Much Technology
Clothes Encounter 14 March 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

‘In some people, wearing tight clothing or something that makes you feel hot can cause changes in the body, such as more rapid breathing that feels like panic’….

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food & Obesity
The Binge Eater 14 March 2017 | News from our specialists

According to eating disorder charity Beat, more than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder.

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Nightingale
Loving someone with an addiction 10 March 2017 | News from our specialists

Between 2015 and 2016 around 300,000 people reached out to drug and alcohol services. Half of these involved alcohol.

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Obesity Service, Nightingale London
Unhealthy obsession with healthy eating 1 March 2017 | News from our specialists

Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating, which leads sufferers to eat only ‘good’ or ‘healthy’ foods and avoid ‘bad’ or ‘unhealthy’ foods

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Technology Addiction Service in London
Is your smartphone making you stupid? 25 February 2017 | News from our specialists

Psychologists say that not only are phones shortening our attention spans, they are also changing our brains. We reach for your smartphone as soon as we wake……

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Capio Nightingale
Relationships with Alcohol 4 February 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

Dr William Shanahan, Medical Director and Lead Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist at Nightingale Hospital London has shared 10 comprehensive tips on how to change your relationship with alcohol.

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New Year Resolutions
Resolutions 22 January 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

Dr Monica Cain a Mindfulness and CBT Therapist at Nightingale Hospital London comments on how to stick to new year’s resolutions.

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Nightingale Hospital Mental Health Therapy
Clean-eating 17 January 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

“I’ve seen an increase in patients coming to see me with ‘clean eating’ issues.” says psychologist Dr Joanna Silver

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Private Technology Addiction Service
How to ween a technology-addicted child 10 January 2017 | News from our specialists

The key signs of technology addiction and what you can do to help your child…..

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Addicted to Technology
Pick up the telephone 2 January 2017 | Health tips from our specialists

There’s a distinction between sharing data, where one person talks at the other, and conversation says Dr Richard Graham, Technology Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist, Nightingale Hospital London 

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Private Mental Health Hospital - Nightingale Hospital
New Hospital Director at Nightingale 1 January 2017 | Nightingale Hospital News

The hard work of all the team over the past few years has ensured that Nightingale has become a leading provider of private mental healthcare in the UK.

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The Christmas Decorations Are Up 15 December 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Thanks to the huge efforts made by the staff members and the patients staying in the Young Person’s Unit, the Christmas decorations for Nightingale Hospital are now up and are looking stunning…

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Christmas, Nightingale Hospital London
21 Small Changes You Should Make This Christmas 8 December 2016 | Health tips from our specialists | Nightingale Hospital News

The Christmas period often means a break in your usual routine. Perhaps you’re off from school or work and some of you will have to return home when you might be more comfortable somewhere else.

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Our Addiction to Outrage and The Rise of Fake News 24 November 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

It is as if we become addicted to the emotion of outrage, and like an addict feeling empowered through using chemicals, we want more and more and more…

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How To Get The Most From Your Wearable 15 November 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Recent research suggests that the use of wearables has not been as effective as using a website for support when attempting to lose weight…

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Fighting Anorexia
The Rise of the High Functioning Anorexic 4 November 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Doctors report a steady rise in female eating disorder patients over the age of 20 at a time when women are increasingly pressured to not only look amazing, but be successful as well…

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Schools Sign Up to Classes in ‘Mindfulness’ 24 October 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

The project has already broken into the mainstream in America, where some tough high schools now get pupils to do meditation rather than detention…

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Nightingale Ups Capacity 20 October 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

A 20% rise in demand for services over the past five years has led to the opening of a new ward at Nightingale Hospital, London, bringing its capacity to 73 beds…

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The Dark Side of Fitness Trackers 19 October 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

They’ve become almost as ubiquitous as smartphones, but could wearing a fitness tracking gadget actually be dangerous for your health? Grazia’s Maria Lally investigates…

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Nightingale Main Hospital
New Ward Marks Refurbishment Completion 18 October 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

London’s Nightingale Hospital has opened a new 14-bed ward at its facility in Lisson Grove, taking its total capacity to 73 beds…

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Teenage Technology Addiction Capio Nightingale Hospital
Help, I Need Tech Rehab! 17 October 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

MRI scans show that online activity stimulates dopamine, the brain’s pleasure and reward-seeking neurotransmitter, in the same way as gambling or drugs, says Dr Graham…

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Alcohol Addiction, Nightingale Hospital
Stoptober 11 October 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

One of the biggest hallmarks of any kind of excessive drinking is denial. Some people just retreat into themselves and don’t communicate…

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London Evening Standard – More City Staff Seek Help Since EU Vote 3 October 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Nightingale Hospital treating stressed-out city workers said it has seen a surge in patients because of the Brexit result…

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Nightingale Hospital Opens New Ward 19 September 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Nightingale Hospital, London’s leading private mental health hospital, has opened a new ward following a 20% increase in demand for services over the past 5 years…

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Angry Issues
The Daily Mail – Why Are Modern Women So Aggressive? 15 September 2016 | Health tips from our specialists

In 1957, men were responsible for 11 violent offences for every one perpetrated by a woman – today, that is four to one…

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Nightingale, Central London
Grazia – The shocking rise of the Wine:1 diet 25 August 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Following a new report on the rise of ‘drunkorexia’ – swapping meals in favour of alcohol – Polly Dunbar reports on the women who are pursuing the extreme Wine:1 diet…

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Addiction to Prescription Painkillers
Women’s Health – Bursting the Happiness Myth 23 August 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Happiness has become a very modern status symbol. But, asks Lizzie Pook, is striving for it actually making you miserable?

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Your Fitness – 20 Ways to Stay Motivated 23 August 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Try these tips and tricks to make sure that – real emergencies aside – you’ll never miss a training session again…

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The HR Director – Suicide isn’t painless 22 August 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Research suggests that those who knew a colleague to die by suicide are three times more likely to attempt suicide themselves…

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Sleep Problems
Daily Telegraph – Is your day ruining your night’s sleep? 22 August 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Some simple changes to your daily routine can make all the difference to your sleep, mood and performance…

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Child and Adolescent Technology Addiction
Smallish – Passing on fears to the next generation 19 July 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

By exploring a few techniques, parents can make a positive difference…

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Technology Addiction Service, Nightingale Hospital
Economia – Accountants have an ethical duty of care 15 June 2016 | News from our specialists

What can be done to help identify and support those with Mental Health issues?

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Nightingale Hospital launches new City clinic 27 April 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Nightingale’s new City services will provide for the growing demands to support mental health among City workers and provide discreet treatment options…

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Teen and Adolescent Suicide
Fabulous – Suicide in teen girls is up by a third in a year 14 April 2016 | News from our specialists

Several experts, including Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma – a psychologist at London’s Nightingale Hospital who has seen first-hand a marked increase in female teen patients with…

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Nightingale Hospital relaunches its Young Person’s Unit 12 April 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Nightingale Hospital, London’s only fully private mental health hospital, today launches its newly renovated Young Person’s Unit in its centrally-located Marylebone base…

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Seasonal weight management
City AM – Sugar lovers beware 11 April 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Drugs used to treat nicotine addiction could be applied to treat similar addictions to sugar, according to the new study…

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Sleep & Energy, Nightingale London
Sleep Revolution: wellbeing experts and their sleep routine 5 April 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, sleep and energy expert at Nightingale Hospital says “My sleep routine depends on a few things, such as whether I’m on holiday, or if I’ve got a lot on.”

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Child and Adolescent Technology Addiction
Telegraph – How to unplug your iPad-addicted child 20 January 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

Rare is the modern parent who hasn’t complained that their child is ‘addicted’ to screens. For most of us, it’s a throwaway comment…

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Sadness and Mental Health
Stella – Do you always feel slightly sad? 12 January 2016 | Nightingale Hospital News

So, if you’re born with a bleak disposition, are there ways to boost your disposition?

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Food Obsession
Daily Telegraph – Our food perfectionism can be toxic 31 October 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

‘Orthorexia’ isn’t yet classified as and “Official” eating disorder but mental health professionals have seen a dramatic rise….

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Trust your gut
Daily Telegraph – Why we should trust our gut instincts 26 October 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

“…they do show a consistent theme coming through of a potential role in stress, anxiety and possibly depression by the influence of gut bacteria on the brain”

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Alcohol Consumption
The Times – How to give up the booze 10 October 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

There comes a point when those few daily glasses of wine start to feel unhelpful to health and wellbeing…

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Technology Addiction Service, Nightingale Hospital
Telegraph – Parents must police their screen time, too 26 September 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Richard Graham believes parental fixation with technology could have a greater impact on children’s development than their own use does.

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Dr Richard Graham, Technology Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist
HuffPost Blog – Importance of Conversation in the Digital Age 25 September 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

The usual term for capturing the lived-experience for those growing up in the digital age…

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Dr Richard Graham, Technology Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist
HuffPost Blog – Free Will vs Notifications: Who Will Win? 15 September 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

We all flatter ourselves that we have a great capacity to be independent, and have a free will that directs our actions and enables us to make choices…

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food & Obesity
Telegraph – Chubby children and thin mums 13 September 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Chheda-Varma says that while many women with disordered eating continue the pattern of strictness around food with their children, others may go the other way…

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Too Much Technology
BBC News – Are we addicted to technology? 31 August 2015 | News from our specialists

Just five minutes after meeting sleep and energy expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan in her central London clinic, she delivers some bad news.

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Breathable Alcohol
Yahoo News – Take the vapors: Londoners buzz over breathable booze 11 August 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Britons are buzzing over a temporary entry in the capital’s already saturated drinking scene: breathable booze.

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New Year Resolutions
The Times – Taut, toned & gorgeous. How yoga got hijacked by Instagram 4 August 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

In terms of motives, even sharing you holiday pictures, it doesn’t seem to be a ‘Wish you were here moment’ – more an ‘I am and you’re not’ moment…

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Nightingale Technology Addiction Detox Service
Grazia – 10 Hot Healthy Ways To… Have A Technology Detox 28 July 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

When people feel an uncomfortable sense of withdrawal when not online, we know that the relationship with technology is not being managed properly…

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Obesity services, Nightingale Hospital London
Guardian – The Dangers of Mindless Eating 27 June 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma at Nightingale Hospital says: “Overeating is about physiological needs and emotional needs…”

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Self-Medicating
FT – Illicit pills for the hyper-competitive 18 June 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

However, he also noticed that when he used Vyvanse, a prescription drug to treat binge-eating and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults…

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Technology Addiction Detox, London
Telegraph – Should we all go to technology addiction therapy? 30 May 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Next month, the UK will embrace a US tradition for National Unplugging Day, where participants will spend an entire day without technology…

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Dr Richard Graham, Technology Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist
HuffPost Blog – A Cure for the Fear of Missing Out? 28 May 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

For parents, teachers and even clinicians like myself, one of the greatest challenges in helping someone manage their use of devices is that any restriction leads to…

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Technology Addiction Service in London
Telegraph – Are you addicted to your mobile phone? 13 May 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Graham recommends addicts, like me, should consider going cold turkey for at least a few days…

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Selfie Culture
The Times – Smartphones and selfie culture 2 May 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Richard Graham has described the selfie as a “plea not to be forgotten”. He suspects the feeling, especially for young people, is one of panic…

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Telegraph – ‘For around 30 seconds at the start of breastfeeding my son, I really wanted to die’ 20 April 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Rebecca was suffering from a recently discovered physiological syndrome called Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER)

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Technology Addiction Service, private mental health
HuffPost – Are There Ways To Address The Tide Of Online Abuse? 16 April 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Nightingale Hospital, with a special interest in internet addictions

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Minecraft Addiction
BBC News – Should parents ever worry about Minecraft? 30 March 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

I hesitate to use the word “addicted”, but for some children it seems to fit.

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Technology Addiction, Private mental health services
The Times – Rehab is vital for the vulnerable 17 February 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Richard Graham led the launch of the UK’s first technology addiction clinic for teenagers at London’s private Nightingale Hospital.

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Dr Richard Graham, Technology Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist
HuffPost Blog – Rights for the Digital Teenager 12 February 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

As Safer Internet Day 2015 comes to pass, I cannot help but register again how risk and safety dominate our thinking, especially when it comes to teenagers.

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Get The Gloss – Is This Baby Blues Or Postnatal Depression 18 January 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Between sleep deprivation, hormones and big life changes, new mums find themselves in tears a lot. But when should you see a doctor?

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Dr Richard Graham, Technology Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist
HuffPost Blog – My Resolution for 2015 14 January 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Which critical idea or digital activity could have the greatest impact on your health and well-being in 2015? Is it an app? A wearable? A Mindfulness platform?

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Keeping your New Years Resolutions
Telegraph – How to make your New Year’s resolutions stick 5 January 2015 | Nightingale Hospital News

Resolutions usually peter out by mid February if they truly begin at all, and psychologist Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, from Nightingale Hospital…

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New Year Happiness Tips
Blackmore Vale Magazine – Top 15 tips for a Happy New Year 31 December 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

“Happier people tend to experience the same number of positive and negative events during their lives as those who are less happy…”

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Private Technology Addiction Service
Daily Mail – Next year’s big trend? ANTI-TECH 16 December 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Graham from the hospital advises taking this test as an important first step in ascertaining whether technology use is abnormal or problematic.

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Insecurity and poor mental health
The Telegraph – Why are the Most Famous Celebrities So Insecure? 16 December 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Celebrities must present a persona to the public – hiding bad moods or personal difficulties – and can struggle with feelings of inauthenticity as a result.

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Mental Health Weekly News – December 5th 2014 5 December 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

NHS figures from yesterday, reported at the Telegraph, showed that one in ten children is now obese by the age of five.

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Mental Health Weekly News – November 21st 2014 21 November 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

The McKinsey Report into reducing obesity has suggested 74 anti-obesity measures, which rolled out in conjunction could slim people down within 5 – 10 years.

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Mental Health Weekly News – November 14th 2014 14 November 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Is the phone call dead? The collapse of Nokia and this article in The Telegraph explains the demise of spontaneous verbal communication and the drivers for this.

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Using your phone to much
Telegraph – No time to chat, the phone call is dying 13 November 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

We can text, whatsapp, Facebook message and snapchat – but are we losing the luxury of the phone conversation?

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Healthy Weight Loss
Daily Mail – How Diane’s £5,000 weight op is saving the NHS £6,000 a year 11 November 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

‘Obesity is more than the consumption of excess calories — there is a psychological component to it,’ says Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, a psychologist at Nightingale Hospital.

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Mental Health Weekly News – November 7th 2014 7 November 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Last week, the Samaritans launched their new app, Samaritans Radar, which uses an algorithm to identify language in Tweets that is indicative of stress, depression and distress.

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Mental Health Weekly News – October 31st 2014 31 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

A wide-reaching study by the Home Office has shown that decriminalising drugs results in a drop in drug use.

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The Observer – Stop trying to be ‘Normal’ 28 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

A lot of our sexual difficulties are about the discrepancy between what our sex life is and what we imagine it should be.

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Nightingale Hospital Technology Addiction
BBC Radio London – Dr Nerina Ramlakhan on technology 26 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Many of us, myself included, dip in and out of this love affair with technology, but we have come to a place where people are starting to look at their relationship with technology

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Dr Alex Horne, Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist
The expense of neglecting adolescent mental health 24 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

The adolescent experience, when it gets an airing in the media, is often portrayed as an angst filled, difficult time.

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Dr Richard Graham, Technology Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist
Huffington Post Blog – The Digital Rites of Passage 24 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

One of the most interesting observations of life in the digital world was made recently by young people participating in an excellent youth-led inquiry into cyberbullying.

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Mental Health Weekly News – October 24th 2014 24 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Reported by the Metro this week, news that overweight people are soon to be given cash prizes and gift vouchers if they lose weight…

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Dr Richard Graham, Technology Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist
Huffington Post Blog – The Risks of an Online Eraser 20 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

In the age of internet everywhere, and mobile devices capable of fast and easy media creation, we are outsourcing much of our memory to social media or the cloud

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Mental Health Weekly News – October 17th 2014 17 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

As Google Glass expands its Beta programme, reports have emerged of its first addict who is now seeking treatment in the US.

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Anxiety Disorder Treatment at Nightingale
Telegraph – The stigma of parental suicide 13 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Children crave stability and can often struggle with the turbulence that follows the death of a parent – such as re-marriage or moving house.

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Depression
Mail on Sunday – The drug-free way to fight depression 12 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

This uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the left pre-frontal cortex area of the brain, the area involved in mood regulation, emotion, memory and motivation.

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Mental Health Weekly News – October 10th 2014 10 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

There is tentative evidence that drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms might be able to ‘reset’ abnormal brain functions if given in a controlled environment.

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Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, Sleep Therapist
Huffington Post Blog – Five Reasons You Might Be Waking Too Early 9 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

One of the most common sleep problems I encounter in my clinic is waking in the early hours – usually between 2am and 4am – then finding it hard to get back to sleep.

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Common Sleep Problems, Nightingale
Glamour – Why you need to get moving 6 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

“The number on thing I’ve found that helps insomniacs is doing a simple gratitude exercise” says Dr Nerina Ramlakhan

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Mental Health Weekly News – October 3rd 2014 3 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

An article on the Telegraph reported on the growth in prescriptions of opioids. This may be linked to a rise in addiction to painkillers and overdoses on over the counter drugs.

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Depression Treatment, Nightingale Hospital
Prima – Winter blues or something more serious? 1 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

According to Dr James Kustow, Consultant Psychiatrist at Nightingale Hospital, there are three symptoms that must be present to be diagnosed.

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Binge Eating Disorder Treatment
Woman – Do you need an anti-diet? 1 October 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Tried everything? Then it’s time to go back to basics and focus on how and why you eat – it could be the weight loss secret you’ve been waiting for…

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Mental Health Weekly News – September 26th 2014 26 September 2014

Studies have shown that norepinephrine might help decision making in those suffering from ADHD and depression, as reported in The Times.

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Calm and Wellbeing
Bella – Stress Less! 23 September 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr James Arkell, a consultant psychiatrist at Nightingale Hospital in London, recommends mindfulness.

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Mental Health Weekly News – September 19th 2014 19 September 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Progress has been made with the diagnosis of depression using a blood test in The Telegraph whilst fears have been raised on Sky News…

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Mental Health Weekly News – September 12th 2014 12 September 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

A research report revealed this week that it is the process of eating rather than food itself that is addictive, underscoring the link between mental health and obesity.

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Addicted to Technology
Telegraph Online – High pressure texting: the tyranny of iPhone ellipsis 9 September 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Richard Graham, a psychologist specialising in technology addiction at Nightingale hospital, says that being able to follow when our texts are read is…

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resolve sleeping troubles, Nightingale
Daily Mail – Speedy Saviours 9 September 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

“[A 15 minute nap] gives the brain time to do some mental filing” says Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, a sleep specialist at Nightingale Hospital, London.

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The Pursuit of Happiness, Dr Mo Zoha
The Sun – Laugh your cares away 9 September 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

One in five of us is anxious and stressed – with cash and work worries mainly to blame. Here are six simple ways to turn your frown upside down.

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Mental Health Weekly News – September 5th 2014 5 September 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

News on suicide this week was dominated by the release of a World Health Organisation (WHO) report which analysed ten years of global research and data on suicide.

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Mental Health Weekly News – August 29th 2014 29 August 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Research from Deakin University in Australia found that people with fatty and sugary diets are more likely to suffer from depression…

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Sleep disorders treatment, Nightingale London
Jagerbombs nearly killed me – with caffeine not alcohol 26 August 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, addiction expert at the Nightingale Hospital in London says “I see lots of people with caffeine addiction problems…

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Mental Health Weekly News – August 22nd 2014 22 August 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

The BBC reports US research has shown depression increases in frequency in Parkinson’s patients and is often left untreated. Meanwhile…

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Mental Health Weekly News – August 15th 2014 15 August 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

New studies indicate a sharp increase in the number of young people committing self-harm, with a number of reports pointing to the internet as a key factor for this increase.

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Stressed - private mental health
The Guardian – Take a deep breath 9 August 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

“Stress is the physical reaction in our body when pressure exceeds our ability to cope” says Dr Nerina Ramlakhan.

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Mental Health Weekly News – August 8th 2014 8 August 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Research at the University of London revealed this week found that the key to happiness could be having low expectations.

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Mental Health Weekly News – August 1st 2014 1 August 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Following on from the success of using fitness to help mental health patients in Bondi Beach, the ‘Keeping the Body in Mind’ programme…

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Stress, Nightingale Hospital, Private Mental Health
OX Magazine – Success Without Stress 1 August 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Exam retake time is approaching and for all of us that have worried with and for our off-springs it is easy to dismiss the angst with a simply “don’t worry”.

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Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, Sleep Therapist
Huffington Post Blog – 10 Things Before Sleeping Tablets 31 July 2014 | Health tips from our specialists | Nightingale Hospital News

Researching and practising sleep techniques with patients has led me to realise that there are a host of practical strategies….

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Sleep issues
The Sun – Keep Calm and Cray-On 29 July 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, a sleep consultant at Nightingale Hospital, London, says: “Women often have to juggle jobs, children…

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Mental Health Weekly News – July 25th 2014 25 July 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

This week a study launched from the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Philadelphia looked at how behaviour therapy may help prevent depression…

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Obesity And Weight Management Service
British Medical Journal – Bariatric surgery is unstable 22 July 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Obesity is widely recognised as one of the greatest health threats of the 21st century across the developed world, with about a third of the global population now obese or overweight.

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Nightingale deliver quality mental health care under new owners 21 July 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Capio Nightingale Hospital has been sold to Groupe Sinoué, a French company specialisng in mental health. The Hospital will be branded as Nightingale Hospital.

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Mental Health Weekly News – July 18th 2014 18 July 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

The debate over the best course of action for tackling the obesity crisis has continued this week….

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Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, Sleep Therapist
Huffington Post Blog – Top 10 Tips For Sleeping in the Heat 18 July 2014 | News from our specialists

The brain needs to be a fraction of a degree cooler than the rest of the body to achieve optimal sleep…..

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Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, Sleep Therapist
Huffington Post Blog – Sleep and the Beautiful Game 14 July 2014 | News from our specialists

I spend a lot of my time talking about sleep, helping people to sleep. My husband says I’m obsessed with sleep. I call it fascination…

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Mental Health Weekly News – July 11th 2014 11 July 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Early in the week, criticism of NHS postnatal services focused on postnatal depression and a lack of support for new mothers.

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Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, Sleep Therapist
Huffington Post Blog – What We Can Learn from Athletes 9 July 2014 | News from our specialists

As we sit on our sofas and bar stools enjoying the spectacle of athletes performing at Wimbledon, the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games…

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Seasonal weight management
Fabulous Magazine – The rise of food addicts 6 July 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

“Disordered eating is on the rise” says Dr Bijal Chedda-Varma, a consultant at Nightingale Hospital, which treats patients with eating disorders…

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Mental Health Weekly News – July 4th 2014 4 July 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

The media has this week focused on obesity levels and whether a daily sugar limit or tax should be introduced…

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Calm and Wellbeing
The Telegraph – Why did Andy Murray fail and how can he recover? 3 July 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

To help him cope with the failure, here are a few tips on how to move on from physiologist Dr Nerina Ramlakhan…

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Summer Body
Top Sante – Summer Stress: Six Solutions 1 July 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Summer is often depicted as one long holiday – all Pimms-drenched barbecues and fun times in a happy, sun-soaked season through which you breeze…

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how women really see their body
Men’s Fitness – Every Looser Wins 1 June 2014 | News from our specialists

… The number of websites that encourage you to bet on your own weight is growing faster than ever before…

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Technology Addiction Service, Nightingale
Friday Magazine – The Dangers of Digital Addiction 28 May 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

In London, Capio Nightingale Hospital has responded to a surge in adolescents addicted to gaming by launching the UK’s first technology addiction programme.

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food & Obesity
The Sun – Can Eating Slower Make You Thinner? 15 May 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

How quickly – and where – do you eat your meals? A recent study has revealed we eat meals twice as fast as we did a decade ago…

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Gaming Addiction, Nightingale
Huffington Post – Cyber Self-Harm: Why Do Teens Troll Themselves 10 May 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

“It would be extremely difficult to get anyone to disclose it. If anything, the shame of being found out could be worse than the pain felt by the self-bullying,” he added.

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Technology Addiction
Female First – Beat the heat for a good night’s sleep 18 April 2014 | News from our specialists

… More than 58% of Brits say their sleep habits are affected by the weather, with 41% losing sleep due to overheating……

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Stressed - private mental health
Grazia – Why am I angry all the time? 7 April 2014 | News from our specialists

Burnout and anxiety may have been last year’s buzzwords, but in 2014, it’s anger that’s jeopardising our relationships, careers and health – and women are more at risk…

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Technology Addiction Service
Mail Online – ‘Tablets should be banned in the bedroom’ 7 April 2014 | News from our specialists

Teachers are warning that growing numbers of pupils turn up for lessons exhausted and irritable because they spend hours on tablets at home – often late into the night…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Daily Telegraph – Living with PTSD: wives’ and partners’ stories 6 April 2014 | News from our specialists

… PTSD’s symptoms range from nightmares and hallucinations to anxiety and inability to control emotions, and often accompanied by alcoholism and substance abuse…

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Technology Addiction, Nightingale Hospital
“We have a technological dilemma…” 1 April 2014 | News from our specialists

… Today, the debate about technology highlights the dilemma of how to use the new to enhance the existing and make the world future-proof for small children.

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Weight Management and Obesity Service
Metro – Are diets a waste of time? 24 March 2014 | News from our specialists

… There are diet apps, books, online plans, supermarket ranges and home delivery services, all enticing us with promises of weight loss.

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Addicted to Technology
Sunday Mirror – Selfie Obsession 23 March 2014 | News from our specialists

… Last year Oxford English Dictionary named it word of the year after research showed its frequency of use had soared 17,000 per cent in 12 months.

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Weight loss & Obesity service, Nightingale London
The Sun – Can eating slower make you thinner? 18 March 2014 | News from our specialists

… A study at University of Otago, in New Zealand, found we are more likely to be obese if we eat quickly.

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Sleep therapy, Nightingale Hospital
Female First – World Sleep Day: Top tips for a great night’s sleep 14 March 2014 | News from our specialists

…To help the nation get a great night’s sleep Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, therapist at Capio Nightingale Hospital, is on hand to provide eight easy steps to peaceful slumber.

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Patient bedroom at Nightingale
Healthcare Design – £3m refurb for mental health hospital 1 March 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

The refurbishment of Nightingale Hospital London has seen the hospital expand its portfolio of mental health treatment programmes…

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Work Related Stress
Financial Times – Helplines prosper as more workers feel the strain 24 February 2014 | News from our specialists

… If stress in the recession was triggered by job losses, now people are anxious about the prospect of getting their pay and hours cut.

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Stressed - private mental health
Psychologies Magazine – Don’t Panic 24 February 2014 | News from our specialists

Whether it’s fear of what might be around the corner or worry that you’ll make some terrible mistake, the government’s 2013 ONS Wellbeing survey reported…….

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Teenage Technology Addiction Capio Nightingale Hospital
London Evening Standard – Mental health patients quizzed 19 February 2014 | News from our specialists

Teenagers seeking help for mental illness are being quizzed routinely about their use of the internet…

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Nightingale Hospital, Private Mental Health
Specification online – Nightingale Hospital creates the right environment 18 February 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

Capio Nightingale Hospital, London’s leading independent mental health hospital has unveiled its newly designed modern facilities…..

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Work Related Stress
HRZone.com – Ask the Expert: strategies for mental wellbeing 18 February 2014 | Health tips from our specialists

The statistics are stark: one in four British adults will suffer atleast one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year according to The Office for National Statistics.

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Sleep Problems
Financial Times – How to have a hard night’s day 3 February 2014 | News from our specialists

…whether because of jet-lag, insomnia or the arrival of a baby, we all sometimes have to work on little or no sleep.

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The Pursuit of Happiness, Dr Mo Zoha
Your Wellness – The link between happiness and health 1 February 2014 | News from our specialists

Studies show that happier people can be more resilient to developing physical and psychological disorders…

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The Importance of Sleep
Mother & Baby – Up All Night 1 February 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

– a recent survey found the average mum loses nearly 44 days-worth of sleep in the first year thanks to her baby’s nocturnal habits.

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Nightingale Patient Lounge
Independent Practitioner Today – Nightingale Hospital’s theraputic redesign 1 February 2014 | Nightingale Hospital News

… Private consultants at Nightingale Hospital, London, have prescribed a change of colour for the mental health hospital’s £3m refurbishment…

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Toddlers' ipad addiction Nightingale Hospital
The Daily Mail – ‘The day I realised my toddler was addicted to the iPad’ 29 January 2014 | News from our specialists

… The day after we were rudely awakened at 4am, I decided that enough was enough, and scoured the internet for parenting advice.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Telegraph – PTSD: ‘I am the girl who didn’t die’ 8 December 2013 | Nightingale Hospital News

I was on holiday in Thailand when the coach I was in hit a tree and veered off the motorway. I found out later that five people had been killed in the crash…

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Technology Addiction
Mail Online – Giving up technology is ‘as stressful as getting married’ 4 December 2013 | News from our specialists

If the very thought of being without your smartphone brings you out in a cold sweat you could be suffering from a form of technology addiction…

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Help with suicidal feelings
MF Magazine – Choose Life 24 November 2013 | News from our specialists

Dave Hart was not – to the outside world at least – what you might call “unhappy”. He was a natural joker, popular, talented, intelligent and……

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Seasonal weight management
Healthy Magazine – Yes! You Can Swerve the Seasonal Bulge 1 November 2013 | News from our specialists

As December approaches, we let our hair down and our belts out, ruefully accepting that an extra couple of inches around the waistline are inevitable

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Nightingale
Mail Online – Are YOU an ‘Oblivion Drinker’? 21 October 2013 | News from our specialists

Like many women, when Liz Hill wants to relax after a stressful day, she opens the fridge and pours herself a large glass…

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Combat stress, Nightingale Hospital
Female First – 7 ways to combat stress 10 October 2013 | News from our specialists

Stress is defined by the way you feel when you’re under abnormal pressure, as it’s World Mental Health Day today…

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Help with sleep problems, Nightingale
Rutland Times – Does anyone actually manage a blissful eight hours? 18 September 2013 | News from our specialists

The Great British Sleep Survey’s results, published in 2012, revealed that more than 51% of Brits struggle to get a decent night’s sleep…

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Gaming Addiction, Nightingale
Yahoo! UK News – Casual gaming ‘Most popular amongst women’ 14 September 2013 | News from our specialists

Look around you on a train, a bus or a waiting room and you will see others gazing at screens as life passes them by…

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Medically Unexplained Symptoms
PulseToday.co.uk – Tackling Tricky Medically Unexplained Symptoms 13 September 2013 | News from our specialists | Nightingale Hospital News

Numbers vary across studies in the UK and elsewhere but it seems that 20-30% of primary care consultations will be with people who are experiencing disturbing physical symptoms…

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Too much Technology
Daily Record – Reveal the Unusual Suspects making you feel exhausted 12 September 2013 | Health tips from our specialists

So much for your smartphone saving you time and making life easier. Now experts say tech is actually wearing us out…

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Victim of Domestic Abuse
Spear’s – After Saatchi and Lawson – domestic violence 12 August 2013 | News from our specialists

Sara has only ever spoken to two people about the abuse she suffered during her first marriage: the two friends who helped her escape…

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how women really see their body
Mail Online – How women REALLY see their bodies 1 May 2013 | News from our specialists

Many of us, no matter how beautiful we are, have nagging doubts about our figures…

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Technology Addiction, Nightingale Hospital
ITV.com – Are toddlers addicted to tablet computers and smartphones? 26 April 2013 | News from our specialists

Toddlers are becoming so addicted to iPads and smartphones that they require therapy, experts have warned…

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Most stressed in Europe
Healthsector.net – Why are UK workers the most depressed in Europe? 23 April 2013 | News from our specialists

According to the Impact of Depression in the Workplace in Europe (IDEA), conducted last year, 26% of British workers have received a diagnosis…

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resolve sleeping troubles, Nightingale
Handbag.com – Resolve your trouble sleeping with these expert tips 28 March 2013 | News from our specialists

Not getting enough sleep has to be one of the biggest bugbears for woman everywhere…

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Fighting Anorexia
Belfast Telegraph – How hunger to succeed nearly killed Debbie 3 March 2013 | News from our specialists

She was a teenage gymnastics star with the world at her feet, yet she was caught in her own private battle with anorexia…

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Depression Treatment, Nightingale Hospital
January Depression Warning 1 January 2013 | Health tips from our specialists

Entering January, people can begin to feel overwhelmed…..

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Binge Eating Disorder Treatment
The secret binger 16 December 2012 | News from our specialists

Are you always on a diet but can never stick to it?

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20 years service at Nightingale
Celebration of 20 years service 12 December 2012 | Nightingale Hospital News

Capio Nightingale celebrate with members of the team who have worked at the hospital for over twenty years.

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Obesity And Weight Management Service
Nightingale Hospital launch pioneering new Obesity Service 12 December 2012 | Nightingale Hospital News

Nightingale Hospital, launches the UK’s first dedicated obesity service that will use a pioneering programme of psychological treatment.

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Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, specialist sleep therapist.
Dr Nerina Ramlakan fundraising for Sports Relief 16 October 2012 | Nightingale Hospital News

Nightingale Hospital supported Dr Nerina Ramlakhan in her fundraising endeavour for Sports Relief.

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BACP accredited therapy service
Nightingale Hospital awarded unique BACP Accreditation 16 October 2012 | Nightingale Hospital News

The first and currently only acute mental health hospital to have been formally accredited by the BACP for its counselling and psychotherapy services.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment
A Practical Guide to Living with a Loved One’s PTSD 1 October 2012 | News from our specialists

Shock Waves is a gift for those struggling to deal with the strain of supporting a loved one

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Nightingale's tips for extra energy
Tips for extra energy 1 October 2012 | Health tips from our specialists

Develop good habits with your nutrition, your rest and your exercise

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Stress Treatment at Nightingale Hospital
Get your stress under control 1 August 2012 | Health tips from our specialists

Stress occurs when the amount of pressure you’re under exceeds your ability to cope…

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Anxiety Disorder Treatment at Nightingale
Anxiety, your new secret weapon? 1 July 2012 | Health tips from our specialists

Studies have shown that performance increases with anxiety but this is only true up to a point.

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Sleep disorders treatment, Nightingale London
The Big Sleep! 1 June 2012 | Health tips from our specialists

It is estimated that 30% of the British population suffer from a sleep problem

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Sleep issues, Nightingale Hospital
Tips to slow down the pace of life 1 June 2012 | Health tips from our specialists

Technology is evolving at such a fast pace than human beings are trying to catch up

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Technology Addiction Service
Britain’s first dedicated Young Person Technology Addiction Service 1 February 2010 | Nightingale Hospital News

Nightingale Hospital has responded to a surge in adolescents with a dependence or addiction to gaming and other forms of technology…

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