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Mental Health: The impact of PTSD on one soldier's life

Mental Health: The impact of PTSD on one soldier's life | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
When Andrea Sandoval opens the door to her spacious Mesilla Park home, two dogs and two cats rush by her side. Her huge, smiling eyes are so welcoming that it is difficult to imagine that she often struggles to just get through the day.
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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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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 1:14 PM

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

Carolyn Barber's curator insight, November 25, 2013 6:16 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 5:31 AM

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

Barbara Bonneau 's curator insight, November 23, 2013 9:57 AM

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 9:59 AM

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 1:34 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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Eastern Congo grapples with mental health catastrophe after years of war

Eastern Congo grapples with mental health catastrophe after years of war | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Study finds that after decades of brutality half of eastern DRC's adults suffer post-traumatic disorder and a fifth thought of suicide
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Mental Health: The impact of PTSD on one soldier's life

Mental Health: The impact of PTSD on one soldier's life | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
When Andrea Sandoval opens the door to her spacious Mesilla Park home, two dogs and two cats rush by her side. Her huge, smiling eyes are so welcoming that it is difficult to imagine that she often struggles to just get through the day.
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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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Cambridge Journals Online - Comparison of non-directive counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy for patients presenting in general practice with depression.

Cambridge Journals Online - Comparison of non-directive counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy for patients presenting in general practice with depression. | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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Only an abstract but this study found non-directive counselling and CBT performed equally well in an RTC of treatments for depression and both therapies out-performed standard GP care.

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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 10:19 AM

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 9:11 AM

This is such a difficult disease.

Barbara Bonneau 's comment, November 18, 2013 11:16 PM
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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Why social prescriptions are just what the doctor ordered

Why social prescriptions are just what the doctor ordered | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Rachel Williams: Social prescriptions, from fishing to knitting groups, are helping patients back on the road to recovery
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Reminds me of those Milton Erickson interventions thatcleverly  meet people's physical, emotional, social and psychological needs.

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Dr Alys Cole-King's curator insight, November 16, 2013 4:14 AM

Why tackling loneliness is now an imperative! Evidence irrefutable & we have solutions so what are we waiting for..

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Can singing ease a child's pain?

Can singing ease a child's pain? | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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Here's a nice example of a research study. Playing music to children in pain and monitoring their physiology to see if it results in pain relief.  It seems the effect was music to the researchers' ears!

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Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era

Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks, writes Vaughan Bell
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A scary pospect? Fiddling with brain circuits to take away the pain of depression, anxiety and being human.

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Mental health counselling on NHS will be a right, says Burnham

Mental health counselling on NHS will be a right, says Burnham | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Shadow health secretary highlights cuts and 'biggest unaddressed health challenge' as he pledges Labour solution
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This might be good news for counsellors in training, providing that the 'right' to counselling is matched by access to counselling (and a choice of approaches).

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A study of suicide notes left by children and young teens

A study of suicide notes left by children and young teens | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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This small scale study shows some of the themes present in the suicide notes of children and young people. But the limitations of the research are all too clear also.

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Olivia Gillingham's curator insight, November 4, 2013 2:01 PM

Sucide is real, and a bigger problem than most people think. It is increasingly common in young teens, and the symptoms aren't always easy to see.