Archive for September, 2012

According to new figures Anti-depressant pills are handed out faster in Wales than any other part of the UK.  Experts are describing the amount of pills dished out as “unacceptably high”.            






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Take a look at this article where volunteer befrienders are giving mothers who are at risk of postnatal depression a crucial lifeline by helping them to bond with their babies.              






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A recent study suggests the suicide rate in the U.S. Army now exceeds the rate in the general population, and psychiatric admission is now the most common reason for hospitalisation in the Army.






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I read an interesting article recently on Mental Health Today.  A recent report from the London School of Economics suggests the NHS in England is failing millions of adults and hundreds of thousands of children with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.      






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Take a look at this article which discusses how researchers have found that heavy alcohol use actually rewires brain circuitry, making it harder for binge drinkers to recover psychologically following a traumatic experience.    






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Fascinating article in the Huffington Post recently discussing how young people who have experienced trauma are extraordinarily resilient.  Their ability to recover from traumatic events is nothing short of remarkable.  






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A recent study has explored the interesting theory that social pain can affect the brain in a similar way as physical pain does.  It makes an interesting read…                      






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With children returning to school this week take a look at this interesting article to see how anxiety levels in some children rise.      






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