Claire Raymond

I have been a writer for 14 years now, I'll figure it out one day.

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Coming Off Antidepressants: Do's and Don'ts
2 months ago
Last year, the NHS reported a record prescribing a record number of people antidepressants; in fact, depression is now the most commonly treated illness in the western world. Antidepressants can be a ...
How to Get over Your Fear of Intruders
3 months ago
It has taken about 19 years, but I am finally ready to admit that I am paranoid about intruders. I am not cautious or careful, I am paranoid and it's getting out of hand. I, like millions of other peo...
The Difference Between Social Anxiety and Being Antisocial
3 months ago
The crippling hideousness that is social anxiety is finally starting to get the recognition that it deserves and it has finally earned its correct label as a serious mental health problem. But, just l...
What It's Like Being Sectioned
5 months ago
When people think of being sectioned, the stereotypes come out and the prejudice kicks in. And the first thought most people have is that you will be taken away, kicking and screaming in a straight ja...
What Are Intrusive Thoughts and How Do I Deal with Them?
5 months ago
Intrusive thoughts are thoughts, images, ideas or scenarios that are totally involuntary and although they happen to pretty much everyone at some point, they are particularly present with mental healt...
OCD: It's Not Just About Cleaning
5 months ago
When people hear the words Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, their first thought always seems to be "cleaning." They automatically think that the person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is triggered by...