Archive for August, 2012

Ever heard of ‘Awe Therapy’?  Take a look at this article to see how it’s suggested Awe therapy could ‘improve our mental health and make us nicer’.






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Eat your way to happiness!

Here’s an interesting article adding to the debate that eating the right food can elevate your mood…  






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Interesting article in the National Institute of Mental Health explaining the theory behind how patients with a hoarding disorder struggle when a brain circuit is under-activated when dealing with others’ possessions, but over-activated when deciding whether to keep or discard their own things.  






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Here is an article published by the Mail OnLine looking at how prescriptions for anxiety drugs are soaring.  It makes a fascinating read.  






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Here’s a thought-provoking read from Anita Kelly, a psychology professor at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana which suggests that honesty may boost your health and that telling fewer lies benefits people physically and mentally.  






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You might like to read this article from the Press Association explaining how Public Health Minister Michael Matheson is to help launch a strategy in Scotland which aims to improve people’s mental and well-being.  






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Here is an article I wrote recently for The Spectator’s ‘Coffee House’.  Read about the ‘implementation framework’ for the Government’s Mental Health Strategy published by Nick Clegg.    






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