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Replying To Damothedub:  "18 months ago my wife of 24 years begged me to go to my GP , cut a long story short I take one pill a day and my glass has been half full for over a year now . I have very close friends who would have witnessed things , I opened up told them the story , being Irish with a savage sense of humour I was away with them for our 10th golf weekend abroad and they rode me savage about my happy pills , point being it was liberating I took it in the morning at breakfast as I do every day in front of the lads , everyone of them has at one time or another come to me on their own to shake my hand .hardest thing is admitting the problem nearly equally as hard is making the decision to be open about it or keep stum"
Good to hear you're doing well Damo.

Laois76 (Laois) - 30/09/2017 20:55:46    2052013

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The GAA isn't going to be doing much for the mental health of hurling people in the Tier 2 counties

driving elitism in the association

valley84 (Westmeath) - 01/10/2017 09:07:13    2052070

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Replying To valley84:  "The GAA isn't going to be doing much for the mental health of hurling people in the Tier 2 counties

driving elitism in the association"
Seriously sham, that'a just a bad comparison to make. Sports are sports at the end of the day and are a very small part of life.

Gleebo (Mayo) - 01/10/2017 10:56:46    2052089

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Replying To valley84:  "The GAA isn't going to be doing much for the mental health of hurling people in the Tier 2 counties

driving elitism in the association"
You may be right but completely the wrong place to post

Damothedub (Dublin) - 01/10/2017 14:56:54    2052117

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Do you suffer from OCD type symptoms then Ormond? I always think of Howard Hughes when i hear of people who have the condition. The Aviator is a great film with Di Caprio playing Hughes. A Beautiful Mind about the Maths Professor John Nash staring Russell Crowe is good too. Mathematical calculations were part of his OCD.
Laois76 (Laois) - Posts:1244 - 30/09/2017 20:53:46
Yes. Social anxiety and OCD are closely related and are part of the anxiety spectrum. Both are actually treated together in St Pats in Dublin
https://www.stpatricks.ie/

ormondbannerman (Clare) - 01/10/2017 15:02:32    2052120

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