Tim Talks: Doc, What Are Antidepressants?

A note from Tine: Welcome to another edition of Tim Talks! For those who are new to Beautyholics Anonymous, Tim Talks is a new series on the blog where my husband, Tim, will be sharing his knowledge to help raise mental health awareness. Tim is a psychiatrist who works in metro Melbourne. His area of interest is child, adolescent and youth psychiatry.

Today, he answers some frequently asked questions about antidepressants. I hope this sheds some light to any questions you may have about antidepressant medications.

Tim Talks: Doc, What Are Antidepressants?

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In an earlier blog post, I touched on some of the principles of psychological treatment for depression, I thought it would be useful to explore and shed more light on the role of antidepressant medications. There is a plethora of information available on Dr Google about antidepressants, but I tread very cautiously around the source of information, not discounting the views and experiences of some who have had a less desirable or adverse response to these treatments. As with any medications, there are common and not so common side-effects which I will discuss.

The information provided here does not constitute medical advice; it is strongly suggested to have a detailed discussion with your treating GP or psychiatrist before commencing any form of antidepressant treatment.

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Tighten Your Skin, Not Pores With Kiehl’s Precision Lifting and Pore Tightening Concentrate

Kiehl's Precision Lifting and Pore Tightening Concentrate

It’s hard to review a serum that doesn’t work for everyone, especially when you think it might have worked for you but even though you’re 1/3 through the serum, you’re still not 100% sure. That’s how I feel with Kiehls’ Precision Lifting and Pore Tightening Concentrate.

I’ve been using this for 6 weeks now and I reckon it’s time to share what I thought about it with you. I’m still a bit on the fence about it but read on and let me know what you think.

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Bloggie Wednesday: Preparing for a Blogging Conference

Bloggie Wednesday: Preparing for a Blogging Conference

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading to sunny Gold Coast for the 2015 Problogger Event. This will be my 3rd time attending the conference and while it’s a hell lot of money to pay for the ticket, flights, hotel, food, so on and so forth, it’s worth every penny. My last blogging conference was last year’s Problogger Event (also at Gold Coast) and it was my first time attending one that wasn’t held in Melbourne. I was hesitant on how it would be as 1) I wasn’t in my comfort zone (it wasn’t “my turf”, so to speak” and 2) barely anyone I knew was going to be there.

But you know what? I’m so glad I sucked it up and went because believe it or not, that conference last year changed my life. So much of it changed my outlook of blogging and of life, and it didn’t even bother me that I went there pretty much alone because when I came home, I made some new friends whom I’ll be seeing again in a few weeks.

When the tickets for this year’s conference was launched, I didn’t even hesitate to get myself a ticket. I’m GOING!

It might seem strange to say that one needs to prepare for a blogging conference because while it’s not 100% necessary, it’s going to help you so much when you’re at the conference. This is especially true if you’re going to be there on your own.

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Physician’s Formula Super BB All-in-One Beauty Balm for Cheeks and Lips: Can I Call It Ping Pong Blush Instead?

Physician's Formula Super BB All-in-One Beauty Balm for Cheeks and Lips

When it comes to blushes, Physician’s Formula pretty much have them to a T. Most if not all of their powder blushes are almost too pretty to use. Today I have a dinky one to show you and while I wouldn’t say it’s too beautiful to use, it’s still pretty damn cute. It has a long name, the Super BB All-in-One Beauty Balm for Cheeks and Lips, so I’ll call it the Ping Pong blush because it’s the size of a ping-pong ball. :)

If you’re familiar with EOS and REVO lip balms, the packaging of this blush will come as no surprise to you. It looks just like those sort of lip balms, but instead of a waxy/glossy finish, it has a cream-to-powder one. You can use it directly on your cheeks and lips or you can use your fingers to apply it. I’ve tried it with both and I find that I prefer to apply it directly from the ball.

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