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Sep 2019

The Evening Standard

Like most obsessions, it started benignly enough; like most modern antics, it began with an app. “I started using My Fitness Pal a few years ago when I embarked on a health kick,” explains one thirtysomething Londoner. “I was seriously exercising for the first time in my life, and wanted to track the calories I was burning while I ran. The app seemed like a really simple way to lose weight and avoid embarrassing and often demotivating WeightWatchers weigh-ins.” ”

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Sep 2019

The Telegraph

Chubby children and thin mums: Meet the frightened feeder mother. When 37-year-old Elizabeth* saw her seven-year-old daughter Poppy* playing on the beach with friends last summer she felt a pang of shame and guilt when she noticed Poppy was noticeably rounder th

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Sep 2019

Podcast – Girl Chaat

Bijal, a chartered psychologist and CBT therapist with over fifteen years experience, shares her fascinating thoughts on the key issues effecting the mental health of British South Asian women. We find out about trans-generational trauma and how the impact of partition is still effecting British South Asians many generations later. We also get some advice on how to choose a therapist and lots more.

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Sep 2019

Huffington Post

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects roughly 1.2% of the UK population, equating to 12 in 1000 people. “OCD is often thought of in individuals who like order and symmetry, however it is much more than that,” Dr Sarah Crawford, counselling psychologist at Nightingale Hospital, tells HuffPost UK. “There is often a hidden side to OCD which leads to intense distress and feelings that one is going mad in some way.”

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Sep 2019

ITV News

Forty to 60% of patients referred to a leading eating disorder therapist are having their conditioned worsened by social media. Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma at the Nightingale clinic in London told ITV News she was concerned about the growing number of these sites, how unregulated they are and how little is being done to tackle the problem.

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Sep 2019

Netdoctor

With work, family and relationship commitments often taking priority, it's easy to focus your energy on making sure everybody else is happy and forget about yourself. With one in four people suffering with mental health problems each year, it's more important than ever to set aside some time to focus on number one. We speak to Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, a psychologist at the Nightingale Hospital and Stephen Buckley, head of information at Mind, about the importance of looking after yourself and how to practise self-care.

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