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Thurles Crokes AC There will be a clothing recycling drive in aid of Thurles Crokes AC on Thursday 19th May 2011. Please drop off all items before Wednesday 18th May Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes (in any condition) also bedlinen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Wearable clothes will be recycled and reused and other items will be recycled for items such as industrial wipes or soundproofing.
Mobile phones will be accepted. Please keep separate to clothing and textiles. No household bric a brac accepted. Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to support our fundraising drive. Get Fit 2011 Walk, Jog, Run over 7 Thursday nights 3.4k challenge €4 per night and build up to the final night 4 mile club race on the 8th night (Friday) Starting Thursday 5th May and the final night is Fri. 24th June (€10).
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Clonoulty Rossmore Vintage Club 087 969 8637 The Annual General Meeting of Clonoulty Rossmore Vintage Club was held on the 11th March 2011 in Clonoulty Hall. The following officers were elected President John Crowley, Chairman Liam O’Dwyer, Located to the rear of Vice Chairman TJ Donnelly, SecreJulia Young’s Hair Salon tary Judy Hayes, Assistant Secretary Joseph Kearney, Treasurer Tricia Mulhall, PROs Sean Ryan and Mary Hennessy. General Committee members Fr. Tom Egan, Padraigh Kearney, Ollie Quinn, Seamus Hennessy, Billy Maher, Jim Ryan Casey and Liam Morris. High Class Ladies Fashion In 2010 the year commenced with the club taking part in the St. Patrick’s Sizes Leading Open Day Parade in Littleton, where we Tues - Sat 10 - 24 Labels won the overall price and best Vin10am - 5.30pm tage float and best visitor. In Cashel we came second overall and received Main Street a price of €500 and in Thurles we Roscrea received a price of €250 and best Vintage float. On the 10th July we held a bucket collection in the towns of Thurles, Cashel, Clonmel and Tipperary where we raised €10,127. On Sunday The herbal remedy traditionally used for arthritic pain, back, neck and muscular the 18th July we held a Vintage Car pain, trapped nerves,inflammation, gout, sciatica, tennis elbow and burns. and Tractor Run around the parish MAGIC FOR SPORTS INJURIES: which ended with a barbeque at Ingredients : Herbs. Oils and Salts: All Natural. Coffey’s of Stouke. Available From: The 10th Annual Vintage Rally was Nenagh, Finnerty's Pharmacy, Tipperary Town: Ann Allen, The Health Shop held on Sunday the 22nd August, it Clonmel: The Honey Pot, Thurles: Health and Harmony, Old Baker St. was a very successful day with a Durrow: Durrow Pharmacy Hickey's Pharmacy, large amount of exhibitors in attendance, live music was by Rebel Scariff: O’Meara’s Pharmacy Limerick: Doc Morris Pharmacy, William St. Hearts, a large number of side-shows Portlaoise: Fruit and Nut for everyone including entertainment ‘…..my hands and knees were swollen from arthritis……I often cried with the pain….after usfor the kids, approximately 2,000 ing the Rub a few times I am free from pain and have stopped taking the tablets……’ Hester www.dorriekilleentherub.blogspot.com people attended the rally.
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On Saturday the 25th September we presented €25,000 to Senida Jansen of South Tipperary Hospice Movement, followed by an Auction of vouchers and goods donated by patrons, this money will go towards running costs of this year’s Vintage Rally. At the AGM the Chairman Liam O’Dwyer thanked the committee members, local Gardai, friends, families and anyone who helped to make the year a huge success. Special thanks was given to Joe & Helen Hammersley for the use of their field for the Rally each year and Rossmore Racquetball Club for their help with the bucket collection. Work is has already commenced this year with the club taking part in the Littleton, Cashel and Thurles St. Patrick’s Day parades. This year’s fund raising activities were discussed at the AGM with details to be finalised at future meetings. The 11th Annual Vintage Rally will take place on Sunday the 28th August 2011 visit our new website for further details www.clonoultyrossmorevintage.com
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New Web Site for Ireland’s Agricultural & Equine Industries A new web site has been launched by Boomerang Animal Bedding. Since 2004 the business has been supplying white sawdust, dry woodchip, kiln-dried shavings and paper bedding to farms, stables and training yards around the country. This range of products as well as bark mulch, salt licks and horse feeds such Pegus, Blue Grass and Dengie can also be viewed on www.boomerang.ie . Based in Thurles, Boomerang can provide nationwide delivery. Alternatively, orders can be collected from the yard in Thurles, which is open from 8am to 5.30pm from Monday to Saturday. Boomerang Animal Bedding provides an all-year-round service.
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Tipperary GAA Scene By Ger Ryan County PRO ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE Tipperary will play their final group game in this year’s Allianz hurling league against Wexford on Sunday next, April 17 at 2.30pm at Semple Stadium. The game will be preceded by a camogie game at 12.45pm. Only the new stand (Ardan O Fiain) will be open. Tipperary need to beat Wexford and hope Dublin and Galway lose to qualify for the League final on Sunday May 1. It will be the 40th meeting of Tipperary and Wexford in the League. Wexford have 20 wins, Tipeprary 17 and there were 2 draws. Their last meeting in the League took place at Semple Stadium on March 13, 2005 and Wexford won by 2-19 to 2-15. Current Wexford manager, Colm Bonnar, was a Tipperary selector on that occasion and only 3 of the current Tipperary panel played – Paul Curran and Benny Dunne started while Eoin Kelly came on as a sub. In Tipperary’s 6 games so far in this year’s League, 6 players have played a part in all 6 games. They are Pa Bourke, Michael Cahill, Benny Dunne, Patrick Maher, Gearoid Ryan and David Young. Pa Bourke is the only player to have played the full 70 minutes in all 6 games. He is also the team’s top scorer in the league with 036 to his credit. He is followed in the scoring stakes by Shane Bourke (3-7), Noel McGrath (0-12), Gearoid Ryan (2-5) and Benny Dunne (1-7). ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE After some scares along the way, Tipperary’s senior footballers have survived in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League despite losing by 0-16 to 0-13 against Cavan at Breffni Park on Sunday last. Although Tipperary were level on points with Limerick, it is Limerick that are relegated to Division 4 for next season because Tipperary defeated them in the first round of the league in February. Tipperary’s next competitive game is in the Munster Senior Football championship against Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday May 22. TOMMY FLEMING IN CONCERT AT PARK HOTEL We remind supporters that renowned entertainer, Tommy Fleming, is live in concert at the Park Hotel Clonmel on Saturday May 7 2011 at 8pm. All proceeds from the concert will go towards the preparation of Tipperary County teams for this year’s hurling and football championships. Tickets cost €30 and are available from the Park Hotel (052-6188700) or the GAA Office Thurles (0504 22702). Seats are strictly limited so early booking is essential. Tommy Fleming is one of Ireland’s most popular entertainers so don’t miss this great opportunity to see him live and to support our hurlers and footballers for the season ahead. APRIL MEETING OF COUNTY BOARD The next meeting of Tipperary County Board will take place on Tuesday April
19 at 8pm in the Sarsfields Social Centre, Thurles. All club delegates are asked to attend. EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR CLUB CHAIRPERSONS AND PROS All clubs have been supplied with GAA email addresses for their Chairpersons and PROs. These are in the format firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We urge all clubs to ensure their Chairperson and PRO logs into these addresses by April 24 at the latest. Otherwise they will be deleted. The new addresses will make it much easier to communicate with club chairpersons and PROs and all holders of these positions are asked to log in to their new email addresses as soon as possible. Using the new addresses should ensure that these club officers will get information from Divisional, County, Provincial and National Boards and Councils more reliably and faster. FRIENDS OF TIPPERARY FOOTBALL AGM The AGM of the Friends of Tipperay Football was held in Thurles on Monday April 4. Among the large attendance were Barry O'Brien County Board Chairman; Sean Nugent, Vice Chairman; Tim Floyd, Secretary; Eamonn Buckley, Treasurer; Noel Morris, Football Board Chairman; and John Costigan, Central Council Delegate. Friends' Chairman Joe Hannigan and several other speakers paid tribute to outgoing Secretary Seamus McCarthy for his unequalled service to Tipperary football as a player and manager for many years and for his service to the Friends since its foundation 20 years ago. The Chairman said that it had been an excellent year for Tipperary Football, with the highlights being the win over Kerry in the Munster Under 21 Final in Tralee, the Senior team's Championship match against Dublin in Croke Park and the successes at under age level. He thanked everyone involved in making the Membership Draw such an outstanding success, particularly the Sponsor, all advertisers in the Tipperary GAA Calendar and everyone who bought and sold membership tickets. Total membership of the Friends is now almost 2,500. Officers elected for the coming year were Patron - Dr. Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cahel and Emly; President - Connie Ryan (Drom-Inch); Chairman - Joe Hannigan (Shannon Rovers); Secretary - Eddie Lonergan (Cahir); Treasurer Eamonn Buckley (Lattin-Cullen); Asst. Treasurer - Michael Power (Newcastle); PRO - John Costigan (Cahir); Representatives to Football Board - Liam Barrett, Eddie Ryan. NEW SPORTS COURSE AT TIPP INSTITUTE Tipperary Institute has announced that a new Level 8 Degree in Sports Strength and Conditioning will commence at their Thurles campus this Sep-
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tember. Developed in partnership with Setanta College, this innovative new degree is built around two pillars: Coaching and Conditioning, and Business and Technology. This combination of disciplines gives the programme a unique position among the sports programmes currently offered in Higher Education in Ireland and will give graduates a mixture of the technical, social and management skills required to pursue careers as top class coaches and administrators. It will be possible to apply for the course via the CAO. More details are available from Tipperary Institute and will be available here as soon as publicly announced. FINAL SCORE RESULTS PROGRAMME ON TIPP FM The Final Score results programme will return to Tipp FM after the 9pm News on Sunday next April 24th. We look forward to welcoming our usual listenership and perhaps some new listeners as well. Thanks all to the secretaries of the Divisional Boards and the Secretary of the County Competitions Committee, Tom Maher, without whose help collating results, the Final Score would not be possible. UNDER 21 HURLING CAPTAIN The Tipperary under 21 management team, Ken Hogan, TJ Connolly and William Maher have nominated Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney) to captain the Tipperary under 21 hurling team for 2011. Congratulations to Noel on this well deserved honour and we wish him, his team mates and the management team well for the season ahead. EMPLOYMENT FOR GAA PLAYERS It is well known at this stage that like all sectors of society, GAA players are finding it difficult to get and keep jobs during these tough economic times. Three of the Tipperary senior hurling panel, Larry Corbett, Conor O’Mahony and Padraic Maher highlighted the plight of players who cannot find work in a very honest and impressive way on last Friday’s Late Late Show. Tipperary County Board would urge all GAA supporters in the county who may be in a position to offer employment to give
serious consideration to employing GAA players who are out of work. The GAA plays a major role in our community and the retention of players who might otherwise emigrate is not alone important to the GAA but to the wider community. The County Board is establishing a committee, which will be chaired by former President of the Camogie Association and former County PRO, Liz Howard, to examine ways of finding sustainable jobs for players on Tipperary inter-county teams. This is not an easy challenge to take on but we believe that, with support from Tipperary people in business locally and nationally, this new committee will have a positive impact. CROKE PARK MUSEUM TOURS A visit to Croke Park is the perfect place to take your younger members for a weekend Club outing. They will experience the magic of a match day and follow in the footsteps of GAA legends on the Croke Park Stadium tour. A typical visit to Croke Park takes two hours and includes an exciting behind-the-scenes guided tour of the stadium, a short film, a chance to explore the GAA Museum's exhibits and a visit to the Museum’s interactive games area where visitors can test their Hurling and Gaelic Football skills. There is a recession busting 25% off special rate for all GAA Club groups (minimum of 20) who visit before April 30, 2011. For further information on pricing and visiting the GAA Museum please visit www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum. To make a booking, call 018192374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. TIPPERARY GAA SCENE Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section in the future. If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please contact the County Public Relations Officer Ger Ryan at 086-8149146 or via e-mail at email@example.com on or before 3:00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at http://tipperary.gaa.ie to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.
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Lar Corbett Launches New Business star Pádraic Maher, a Thurles Sarsfields clubmate of Corbett’s, were also in attendance. Corbett said: “These are difficult economic times for everybody. I’m not the only player on the Tipperary panel currently out of work. But there is an opportunity here to start a new business with Kevin Coppinger. “It means that I can stay at home and continue to hurl for my club Thurles Sarsfields and Tipperary.”
Tipperary senior hurler Lar Corbett launched his new business last week Lar Corbett’s Bar @ Coppinger’s Bar, Thurles. 2010 Hurler of the Year and two-time All-Ireland SHC medallist Lar Corbett was present at Coppinger’s bar to announce details of his new business. Tipperary’s 2010 All-Ireland winning captain Eoin Kelly and fellow county
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Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. Congratulations & well done to Michael Mockler, Joe Moloney, Jim Ryan & Aisling Hoey who all represented the Club at the County Senior & Masters Indoor Championships on Friday 8th April in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. Between our 4 athletes they won 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals & 2 bronze medals. In the Master Men’s O/40 category Michael won gold in the Shot Putt (9.55m), silver in the Long Jump (3.83m) & bronze in the High Jump (1.51m) while Jim won gold in the 60m & Long Jump (4.41m) & silver in the Shot Putt (7.60m). In the Master Men’s O/60 Shot Putt, Joe Moloney won gold with a throw of 8.73m while in the Master Women’s O/40 competitions, Aisling won gold in the 800m, silver in the 60m & bronze in the Shot Putt (5.25m). Good luck to our 4 athletes who will now go on to represent their Club & County at the Munster Championships in CIT on Saturday 30th April. Well done also to another of our Senior athletes, Laurenz Egan who ran the Connemara Half Marathon on Sunday 10th April. Laurenz finished the 13.1miles course in just over 1 hour fifty seven seconds. The Moyne, Moycarkey, Slieveardagh Track & Field Challenge took place on Sunday 10th April. The Club had a fantastic turnout of around 50 athletes from age 3 to 15 years who enjoyed a great afternoon of fun & athletics beneath a Summer sky. The Club finished in 2nd place with Moyne in 1st place & Slieveardagh in 3rd place. Our thanks to Moyne A.C. who hosted the event & provided a very well run competition with top class refreshments by the Moyne ladies afterwards. Our thanks also to our fellow athletes from Slieveardagh A.C. & Moyne A.C. for providing some great competition on the day. For Club photos of the event, please see our Photo Gallery at www.moycarkeycoolcrooac.com. The Club will host the County Senior Road Championships at 12 noon this Sunday 17th April in Two Mile Borris. Your support would be appreciated around the course which will run
from Two Mile Borris village via Coolcroo, Old Dublin Road, Turnpike & back to the village again. The races on the day are a 10km race for the Senior Men & a 5km race for the Senior Women. Good luck to all our athletes who will be taking part on the day. A Church Gate Collection for Moycarkey Borris Community Games will be held this weekend on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April at all masses at the 3 parish churches. Your support would be gratefully appreciated. Training for the Outdoor Season continues every Monday evening from 7.45pm to 8.45pm & every Thursday evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Templemore Track. Cost is €2.00 per athlete. New members & help are always welcome. For all latest Club news, upcoming events & photos log onto our website at www.moycarkeycoolcrooac.com & mylocalnews.ie where results & newspaper reports for the following week are usually posted on Sunday night/Monday morning.
David Ryan, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. who won National Gold in the Boys U/12 Long Jump at the National Juvenile Indoor Championships in Magherfelt, Co Derry pictured with AAI President Liam Hennessy who presented him with his medal
Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. Girls U/11 at the Moyne/Moycarkey/Slieveardagh Challenge in Moyne recently. L to Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. Boys U/11 at the R: T. Tully, E. Shelly, A. Ryan & Moyne/Moycarkey/Slieveardagh Challenge in Moyne S. Price Carroll. recently. L to R: A. O’ Dwyer, P. Melbourne, S. Burke, L. McDonagh, K. Shelly, J. Ryan & T. Maher.
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National Music Day Celebrated in Tipperary When Irish Eyes are Smiling could well have been the title of the scene at Danny Ryan Music Shop, in Tipperary on Friday last where National Music Day was celebrated with great merriment and jubilation. It was the 1st anniversary of the festival and events were taking place all over Ireland to mark the day with the best of Irish Culture.. In the Tipperary centre, the 40th year in business for the Danny Ryan Music Shop was also being celebrated, by a jam packed store of enthusiasts for an afternoon concert that went on from 2 to 6.
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Happy in an athmosphere that could transform a deep frown to a sunny smile, a great throng of enthusiastic contributing artists and performers entertained an enthralled APRIL audience with their presentations. Featured among the performers was the Hungarian Cellist Peter Sebestyen, a Tuesday 19 teacher at the Ryan School of Music and Violinist Michael John Ryan, also Kieran Hickey and his trombone, Brendan O’Dwyer and his banjo, with a rare tune from Danny Ryan Tuesday 26 on the accordion and a song from Seamus O’Reilly along with dozens of budding musicians from a variety of schools and youth orchestras from all over county Tipperary, Limerick and Cork, from Littleton to Mitchelstown.
As well as that there were those who walked in from the street in response to the sound of the happening to join in the fun and be interviewed by presenter John Moloney and MAY Rory O’Connor of Tipp Mid West which broadcasted the Thursday 5 event live on Radio. A Big thank you to all who took part especially to those who travelled from afar to celebrate the nation’s talent during these grumpy old days of recession. and offer congratulations to the Ryan Family for their for- Wed. 18 ty years of service to Music.
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Tipperary County Athletics News Upcoming Juvenile fixtures are as follows:Sat 16th April – Leevale Open Sports in CIT commencing at 10.30am for Juveniles & 2pm for Seniors. Sun 17th April – Shot & Javelin Coaching Day with National Coaches in Templemore Track. There will be 2 sessions starting with the first 2 hour session at 10:30am which will be for beginners in Shot & Javelin. The second session will commence at 1.00pm & will be for advanced athletes in Shot & Javelin. There will be a €5 charge for Athletes and Coaches for each session. See the “Fixtures” page on our website www.tipperaryathletics.com for more details about these workshops. Sat 30th April – Munster Juvenile Multi Events Championships in CIT. Sun 1st May – County Outdoor Juvenile Championships for U/9 to U/12 athletes in Templemore Track at 11.30am. All athletes confined to their own age group categories in individual events. All Relays & 600m races will be on time only. In Relay Races, athletes may move up one age group only. See further information below. Wed 4th May – East Munster Secondary Schools Girls Track & Field Championships. Sat 7th May & Sun 8th May – County Outdoor U/12 to Junior Track & Field Championships in Templemore Track at 11.30am on both days. Entry forms & all details of the 3 days of the forthcoming County Outdoor Championship have now been sent to all Clubs & post-
ed on our website at www.tipperaryathetics.com. Hurdles for all ages from U.13 upwards. Athletes U.13 must compete in own age. Athletes U.14 upwards may move up one age group e.g. U.14 may compete U.15, U.16 competes U.17 etc. All races on the 200m track will be on time only, middle distance & Relays. In Relay Races, athletes may move up two age groups (i.e. Under 11, 12 and 13 may be on the under 13 team except where a club has entered more than one The Nenagh Olympic u.15 relay team that won the bronze medal at the A.A.I. Inteam in any age group may only move door Championships, Shane Hennessey, Michael Quillgan,Declan Leamy and Daup one age group). See further informa- mon Gregory. tion below. Wed 11th May – East Munster Secondary Schools Boys Track & Field Championships. Sat 21st May – Munster Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships in CIT. Sat 4th June – Irish Schools Track & Field Championships in Tullamore. Sat 11th June – Munster U/9 to U/11 Team Games & U/12 & U/13 Track & Field Championships in Ennis Track. Sun 12th June – Munster U/9 to U/11 Team Games & U/12 & U/13 Track & Field Championships in Ennis Track. Sat 18th June – Munster U/14 to U/19 Track & Field Championships in Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Sun 19th June – Munster U/14 to U/19 Nenagh Olympic A.A.I u.12 relay champions pictured with Fr. Pat Malone and Track & Field Championships in Sean Naughton, Eleanor Percy, Alannah Deering, Lauren Moylan, Aoife Dunne, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Olivia Moylan and Sadbh O Mahoney.
Below are some important notes in relation to our upcoming County Outdoor Track & Field Championships:• All athletes must be registered with the AAI through their Club. • All athletes must be under age for the entire year ending 31st December, 2011. • The choice of footwear is optional, maximum length of spikes allowed is 5mm. • Athletes must wear their Club singlets. • The rules of Templemore Track must be obeyed at all times by Officials and Seamus Hogan on his way to victory in the Supporters. u.18 800m final at the A.A.I. Indoor Cham- • The County Championship for U9 to pionships in Nenagh U12 will be run as individual events. Remember Munster Entries for U.9, U10, U11 will have to be a 2 x 2 entry from each Club, these entries will be selected from the qualifications of the athletes from our championship. • All sprint heats will be timed. It would be helpful if Clubs would inform us who their seeded athletes are. • All middle distance races in these age groups will be run on time only. • All U11 & U12 Athletes must jump from board in Long Jump for County The Nenagh Olympic girls u.14 relay team and Munster Championships. who captured the gold medal at the A.A.I. • Any Club that does not wish for their Indoor championships in Nenagh, Amy athletes to compete in the Munster White, Emma Hennessey, Ciardha Maher, Championship, please inform our Kayley Moylan and Leah Farnan. County Secretary, Emby Walsh.
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First Time Buyer - Mortgage Guide Buying your first home is very exciting but as a first time buyer, finding the right mortgage can be very daunting. How much can I borrow? How do I get a mortgage? What type of mortgage should I choose? Can someone explain all this mortgage jargon etc. etc. In this article I will try to show you that it is perhaps not as impossible as you might think and with the right advice and guidance from your mortgage broker/adviser you'll be moving in, in no time! What is a mortgage? First things first, what is a mortgage? Essentially it is a loan, paid back over a number of years (the term), with interest added. A mortgage is a serious long-term commitment, so it is vital that you understand the small print before you commit yourself. Mortgage Types: - Variable - mortgage rate follows changes in the European Central Bank rate. - Tracker - form of variable mortgage. The rate is set a certain percentage above or below the ECB rate, fluctuat-
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Counselling Depression By Jim O’Shea So how does one build self-esteem? If someone comes to me and says they want to get self-esteem, I cannot give them a kilogram of it! I believe that the seeds of can at least be sprouted from the trust one places in a stranger (therapist/counsellor) with previously unspoken details of one’s life, some shameful, perhaps. It is a mysterious process, and no one can explain it. But it happens. Perhaps it’s because the person does not feel judged, and feels encouraged to tell more and more of their life story, and experiences the understanding of a counsellor. This can shift a burden of self-blame, perhaps, and make a person see that it is not their fault that they are as they are. This can sow the seeds of self-worth. Hundreds of studies have been carried out to test the question of whether depressed people think more negatively than nondepressed people. But the results of most show that negative thinking is part of depression. Recent studies, however, also show that cognitive vulnerability (the habit of how a person normally thinks in a negative way) can predict the onset of depression. So the habit of negative thinking can be one of the symptoms of depression and a predictor that depression may be likely to happen to those who think in a negative way. Apart from how some people have a consistently negative way of thinking, they also behave in a particular way. The apathy that depressed people suffer from may make them withdraw from social interaction, and in some severe cases the sufferer may remain in bed for long periods. They become paralysed and are imprisoned in their world of gloom and despondency. When active, they may behave and move in a slow ponderous way, walking slowly, talking slowly, and appearing as if they are weighed down with drooping eyes, and lack of animation in their expression. They may shun eye contact and speak slowly in a monotone voice. These symptoms are related to what is called ‘pure’ depression. On the other hand, some depressed individuals may display agitation in the form of restlessness, hand movements, fidgeting and gesturing. This is more likely in people who are also suffering from anxiety. Writers and researchers of depression also refer to physical functioning symptoms, which are mainly changes in appetite, sleep, and energy, and can be quite complex in relation to depression. People who are depressed often complain of listlessness, lethargy, feeling heavy, and lacking stamina to carry out normal tasks. Sleep disturbance may be a shortened duration of sleep, or poorer quality of sleep. They may wake a few
hours earlier than their usual time and have difficulty falling back asleep. Unfortunately, research has shown that impaired sleep may be a signal for further relapse. It should be pointed out, however, that these symptoms are not always signs of depression, but may be caused by such simple things as worry, eating too late in the evening, eating too much, or drinking too much and awakening to go to the toilet. As I wrote earlier, depression is a very complex complaint and some depressed individuals may experience increased sleep, and may have an increase in their appetite. This combination has been labelled atypical depression. Frequently, however, depressed people experience a decrease in their appetite, and suffer a loss in weight. We have to be careful, however, to recognise that some conditions seem to mimic depressive disorders. These include infection, endocrine complaints (glands that pour secretions into the blood), tumour, and neurologic disorder (nervous system) in this context. There are also more hidden and highly dangerous forms of physical depression symptoms when depression is comorbid (co-exists) with anxiety. These include increased blood pressure, increased risk of blood clotting, elevated insulin and cholesterol levels. Depression and anxiety can also result in chronic elevated levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. It is really important to learn how to lessen anxiety, and I hope to deal with anxiety in another series of articles.
Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor from Furze, Thurles. Ph.087-8211009 www.jimoshea.net. Jim O’Shea’s book ‘When a child dies. Footsteps of a Grieving Family’ is published by Veritas. The royalties from this book will go the the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin
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