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On The Couch Blog

Welcome to the My Family Psychologist On The Couch Blog. Our articles are updated on regular basis with relevant information to help our readers with situations they may be dealing with, however, nothing is ever as effective as just speaking to someone who may be able to help.

Check back regularly for helpful updates, case studies, articles, and help for you and your family. If you would like to contribute to the On The Couch Blog please get in touch.

All articles published on My Family Psychologist are for information and entertainment only, you should always contact and speak to an expert if you feel that any of the issues discussed relate to you.

What is a Dependent Personality Disorder?
Family Psychology

What is a Dependent Personality Disorder?

What is a Dependent Personality Disorder? Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a condition whose symptoms revolve around anxiety. Someone who has DPD might be unable ...
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What is The Difference Between a Sociopath and a Psychopath?
Female Psychology

What Is The Difference Between A Sociopath and a Psychopath?

What is The Difference Between a Sociopath and a Psychopath? These terms are often used interchangeably to describe a person who lacks empathy and morals, ...
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Is Greed Harmful?
Female Psychology

Is Greed Harmful?

Is Greed Harmful? On one hand, greed is linked to wanting more and more no matter how much you already have, on the other hand, ...
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Why Do I Feel Lonely Even Though I’m Not Alone?
Female Psychology

Why Do I Feel Lonely Even Though I’m Not Alone?

Why Do I Feel Lonely Even Though I’m Not Alone? At first glance, your social life might be thriving; you might have a lot of ...
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What is Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder?
Mental Health

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder?

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is a condition that involves being preoccupied with order and perfectionism. While it’s not uncommon to ...
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Munchausen Syndrome?
Mental Health

What is Munchausen Syndrome?

What is Munchausen Syndrome? Munchausen syndrome is a rare condition also known as a factitious disorder that involves a sufferer inducing symptoms of illness in ...
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In Crisis

In Crisis? If you feel you or someone else is at imminent risk there are a number of services and organisations who can help:Go to your local A&E

Call The Police 

Contact your local NHS Crisis Team 

Contact your local Single Point of Access; this is a relatively new service available in most Trusts aimed to streamline referrals 

If you need to talk to someone, there are a number of charitable organisations who can help:

Text THEMIX to 85258 – talking support for young people 

Call The Samaritans on 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Visit www.thecalmzone.net – The Campaign Against Living Miserably, specifically aimed at men under 45.

Call Family Lives on 0808 800 2222 – support for families and parenting. 

Childline – 0800 1111.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can contact Refuge on their 24 hour helpline 0808 2000247.

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