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» For Some, Trauma May Have Psychological Benefits - Psych Central News

» For Some, Trauma May Have Psychological Benefits  - Psych Central News | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Mental and psychological trauma is traditionally viewed as tragic and unequivocally damaging. A new philosophical view of suffering shows that trauma can result in traumatic growth.

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Welcome to Marsden Therapy

Welcome to Marsden Therapy | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Marsden Therapy Newsletter on Scoop.it - a site for collecting articles, blog posts and videos about my passion: counselling and mental health. Please browse my collection and post your comments. 

You can visit my website at http://www.marsdentherapy.co.uk and follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/marsdentherapy

and read my blog at http://www.marsdentherapy.blogspot.co.uk On my website and blog you'll find links to my other sites and learn more about my interests: counselling, counsellor supervision, training, teaching, NLP, research and writing. Thanks for visiting and best wishes!

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When blind people lose a loved one

When blind people lose a loved one | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

The loss of a loved one is tough, but blindness presents particular challenges when coping with a death in the family. Dave Williams, who works for a software company in Worcester, is blind and shares his recent experiences of bereavement on this week's In Touch.

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Austerity or opportunity? How mental health services can thrive

Austerity or opportunity? How mental health services can thrive | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Mental health services in the UK seem to be coloured by a poverty of thinking, creativity and action, says Mike Smith
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Messing with your head: Does the man behind Neuro-Linguistic Programming want to change your life – or control your mind?

Messing with your head: Does the man behind Neuro-Linguistic Programming want to change your life – or control your mind? | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
How, exactly, does one go about interviewing a man who has dedicated his life's work to the art of mind control? Are difficult questions going to be swept under a carpet of charm? Can his answers be trusted? Will this piece, mysteriously, write itself as a glowing appraisal?
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Bail hostel with mental health team helps residents integrate into society

Bail hostel with mental health team helps residents integrate into society | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
St Joseph's approved premises in Greater Manchester works with offenders to reintroduce them into society after prison, reports Ciara Leeming
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Here's an article on St Joseph's Approved Premises in Manchester. I have fond memories of nine years working in a probation hostel.

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Bullied children still suffer at 50

Bullied children still suffer at 50 | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King's College London.

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Mental health cuts cost NHS millions

Mental health cuts cost NHS millions | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Cuts to mental health care are costing the NHS millions of pounds long-term, a report has said. More cases of psychosis and schizophrenia now end up in hospital rather than being treated in the community, it said.

Rethink Mental Illness published the report with the London School of Economics.

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Britain's male suicide rate is a national tragedy

Britain's male suicide rate is a national tragedy | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Ally Fogg: Our failure over 30 years to even dent the number of men who kill themselves is a scandal that has cost thousands of lives
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New Research Finds Memories Are ‘Geotagged’ - Psych Central News

New Research Finds Memories Are ‘Geotagged’   - Psych Central News | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that brain cells encode spatial information with “geotags” that are activated immediately before those memories are recovered.
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My experience as a nurse on Christmas Island changed the core of my being

My experience as a nurse on Christmas Island changed the core of my being | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Emma Hunter: Working with asylum seekers as a mental health nurse has transformed me and challenged my ethics, but I am proud to have shown compassion to people with unbearably tragic stories
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Do antidepressants work? – readers' responses

Do antidepressants work? – readers' responses | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
We asked more than 3,000 Europeans about their experiences on antidepressants. This is what they said
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I'm used to hearing negative opinions about anti-depressants so it's interesting to hear the views of people using and mostly benefiting from them, not just in the UK but across Europe.

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Have Researchers Discovered a Quick Fix for Depression?

Have Researchers Discovered a Quick Fix for Depression? | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
The link between insomnia and depression
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Matthew's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:19 PM

The link between insomnia and depression is something thats been known for a while at least to me that is. After having just finished a broad study of sleep behavior and sleep disorders i can honestly say that sleep is the cure to an excruciatingly high amount of illnesses. A lack of sleep can raise your chances of becoming obese, developing diabetes, and of course becoming depressed. Not to mention the negative affects on your general cognition. All together, missing sleep is a bad idea, and most Americans today do not get enough sleep. Just look at the average teenager. The average teenager needs approximately eight to nine hours of sleep on top of which their cirdadian rythms keep them up late and waske them up late. Teens are meant to sleep in! but of course they are startled awake by the clanging of their alarm at a quarter till sunrise having stayed up till half past midnight studying and are expected to be functioning through their entire day to do it all again. Frankly it's tragic. Now we wonder why teenagers are constant "zombies" and depressed messes. It all leads back to sleep. Get your sleep.  

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Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Schizophrenia isn't a specific, rare or rigorously defined illness, write Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman.
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Laura Strom's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:11 PM

This is such a difficult disease.

Barbara Bonneau 's comment, November 19, 2013 2:16 AM
Although I can agree that Schizophrenia is too often diagnosed (as is now with autism and bi-polar disorder) I think that there is evidence of a "specific" illness. To define an illness, it is necessary, not to assemble "common" factors of all expressions of what has been called schizophrenia, but to identify at least one or more characteristics that make it different from other mental illnesses and argue why these characteristics indicate the diagnosis of schizophrenia and not another. This is done in differential diagnosis, a form of classical psychiatric diagnosis more or less abandoned by the DSM's.
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Mental illness treatment needs massive investment. The case is overwhelming

Mental illness treatment needs massive investment. The case is overwhelming | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Richard Layard: Giving mental health sufferers greater access to therapies such as CBT is not only the right thing to do – it would save the NHS huge sums
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Family-abuse children 'unprotected'

Family-abuse children 'unprotected' | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

"Alarming gaps" in knowledge about abuse within families mean "substantial numbers" of children are not adequately protected, England's deputy children's commissioner Sue Berelowitz has said.

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The study, carried out for the Office of the Children's Commissioner by researchers at Middlesex University, found "glaring omissions" in what was known about abuse in family environments.

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Worrying omissions from research on childhood abuse according to BBC report - since most research and services focus on adult survivors. 

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Be wary of Wikipedia, say scientists

Be wary of Wikipedia, say scientists | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, contains errors in nine out of 10 of its health entries, and should be treated with caution, a study has said.

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Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, contains errors in nine out of 10 of its health entries, and should be treated with caution, a study has said. Students at UCBC never use Wikipedia and this helps to explain why.

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Could digital treatments meet mental health service users' needs?

Could digital treatments meet mental health service users' needs? | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Digital treatments can be more accessible and efficient, so how can the NHS develop them, asks SA Mathieson
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The grief equation

The grief equation | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

The painter and poet Frieda Hughes, 54, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, has decided to train as a bereavement counsellor following a series of losses

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This is why I think we are never truly broken, because our brokenness may become the very thing that gives our life meaning and purpose,. 

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Women with persistent genital arousal disorder: 'People hear orgasm and they think it's a good thing'

Women with persistent genital arousal disorder: 'People hear orgasm and they think it's a good thing' | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Eleanor Margolis: Sufferers of PGAD can feel constantly on the brink of an orgasm. One thing they all share is pain, and distress at the way their condition is covered in the media
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The nightmare of living with OCD

The nightmare of living with OCD | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Is that my blood? Is it somebody else's? What if they were HIV-positive? What if I've caught it? Science writer David Adam reveals what it's like to live with an overwhelming fear of being infected with HIV
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Rethinking schizophrenia: Taming demons without drugs - health - 06 February 2014 - New Scientist

Rethinking schizophrenia: Taming demons without drugs - health - 06 February 2014 - New Scientist | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Antipsychotic drugs may do more harm than good. The tide is turning towards gentler methods, from talking therapies to brain training, says Clare Wilson
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The drugs do work, but they can't cure unhappiness

The drugs do work, but they can't cure unhappiness | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Tim Cantopher: Antidepressants are sometimes prescribed when they aren't needed, but never to use them is to miss an opportunity
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Olivia Gillingham's curator insight, November 24, 2013 4:14 PM

Difficult to find antidepressents that work better for those with depression.

Carolyn Barber's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:16 AM

An interesting contribution with some good insights into the pitfalls of relying on research.

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Images of Bedlam: art therapy at Bethlem hospital - video

The Bethlem Royal hospital in London became synonymous with chaos and despair. Today it is a pioneer in innovative treatments for people with mental illness inclding art therapy

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Wonderful video on the Guardian Website containing individual strories about mental wellbeing and the value of art therapy as a means of expressing feelings and creating narratives of self.

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Bamboozled by Bad Science

Bamboozled by Bad Science | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Myths about "evidence-based" therapy
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Carolyn Barber's curator insight, November 23, 2013 8:31 AM

Thought provoking article on the limitations of research evidence demonstrating effectiveness of different therapies.

Barbara Bonneau 's curator insight, November 23, 2013 12:57 PM

This article pertains to "clinical" psychotherapy or psychotherapy as inspired by psycho-analysis and not to psycho-analysis. Still, I'm posting it because the claims of CBT are so large and the criticism that is used against psychotherapists includes often psycho-analysis.

 

Barbara Bonneau 's curator insight, November 23, 2013 12:59 PM

This article pertains to "clinical" psychotherapy or psychotherapy as inspired by psycho-analysis and not to psycho-analysis. Still, I'm posting it because the claims of CBT are so large and the criticism that is used against psychotherapists often includes

psycho-analysis.

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Should all schools have their own psychotherapist?

Should all schools have their own psychotherapist? | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
One head is using his pupil premium to fund a full-time psychotherapist. He believes it is helping children's learning as well as their mental health problems
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Here's an interesting article for all you school counsellors out there ...

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Olivia Gillingham's curator insight, November 22, 2013 4:34 PM

I think this is a good idea, since it's difficult to find a good and safe therapist and it can make all the difference.

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Surf Therapy prescribed by NHS

Surf Therapy prescribed by NHS | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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If this helps teenagers then I support it, but I wonder too whether communities and youth groups could provide these activities, is that how it was in the 'old days'? It takes a community to raise a child.

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