Lydia Smith

Lydia Smith

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What it's really like to have OCD

What it's really like to have OCD Feature

Many of us have intrusive, unwanted thoughts sometimes, but we manage to brush them aside without them affecting our lives. But around three-quarters of a million …

How to spot the signs of an exercise addiction

How to spot the signs of an exercise addiction Feature

Working up a sweat - whether it's a gym class or a jog - is known to help improve our physical and mental well-being. Despite this, it's possible to slip into an …

Signs your PMS is something more serious

Signs your PMS is something more serious Feature

Premenstrual syndrome is something many women are familiar with. From painful cramps and mood swings, lots of people experience PMS - but for some, the symptoms are …

How to cope when adult acne affects your mental health

How to cope when adult acne affects your mental health Feature

Acne is a common skin condition which many of us have struggled with at some point, particularly during our teenage years. But for some people, acne continues well into …

How to talk to your kids about sex, porn and healthy relationships

How to talk to your kids about sex, porn and healthy relationships Feature

Parents expect to have tricky conversations with their kids, whether it's 'where babies come from' or how to navigate a safe, sexual relationship as a young adult. But …