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New Statesman - Darren Eadie: Fighting depression in football

New Statesman - Darren Eadie: Fighting depression in football | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
The former Norwich and Leicester star talks further about his mental health campaign.
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California's Historic Move to Ban Gay Conversion 'Therapy'

California's Historic Move to Ban Gay Conversion 'Therapy' | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
The state's landmark legislation highlights the sordid, fascinating history of homosexual 'treatments' -- from DIY electrocution to testicular transplants.
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Helium and barbiturates contribute to drug death statistics

Helium and barbiturates contribute to drug death statistics | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Inert gas helium and barbiturates led to more deaths last year than ecstasy, cannabis, mephedrone and GHB, official UK figures show. Demand for opiates and supply of opiates fall as do heroin related deaths.

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I'm 31, gay and I'm ready to be a father

I'm 31, gay and I'm ready to be a father | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Darren Kennedy investigates the challenges same-sex couples face in starting a family...
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Court rejects anorexia force-feed

Court rejects anorexia force-feed | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

A High Court judge has ruled in favour of an NHS trust that force feeding would not be in the "best interests" of an anorexic woman who weighs three stone.

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Better Living Through Methadone

Better Living Through Methadone | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

The second in a guest series by Grey Ryder of aboutmethadone.org.  His first piece gave a brief overview of methadone’s history, with an eye to its bad reputation. 

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Postpartum psychosis: Affected parents speak out

Postpartum psychosis: Affected parents speak out | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
People affected by the mental illness postpartum psychosis, or puerperal psychosis, which can result in new mother's committing suicide or killing their baby, recount their experiences.
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Do Argentines Need Therapy? Pull Up a Couch

Do Argentines Need Therapy? Pull Up a Couch | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
The number of practicing psychologists in Argentina has been surging, making the country a world leader, at least when it comes to people’s broad willingness to bare their souls.
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Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain | Brain Blogger

Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain | Brain Blogger | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

The negative impact of cannabis on the adolescent brain by India Bohanna PhD.

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Pure Obsessional OCD — Symptoms and Treatment

Pure Obsessional OCD — Symptoms and Treatment | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
When most people think about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), they probably imagine the most widely known forms of compulsive behavior, such as repeated hand washing or checking a door to make sure it is locked. However, there is a form of OCD, sometimes referred to as pure obsessional OCD (Pure O), where obsessions and compulsions take place internally
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Therapy delay 'plugged by drugs'

Therapy delay 'plugged by drugs' | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Doctors in Wales prescribe greater numbers of antidepressants knowing patients face long waits for counselling.
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Introduction to Methadone

Introduction to Methadone | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome a new guest blogger, “Grey Ryder”– the pen name of an attorney and methadone patient whose blog at aboutmethadone.org discusses methadone treatment.

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Can claustrophobia be overcome?

Can claustrophobia be overcome? | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Suzy Klein attempts to cure her fear of confined spaces in a new BBC Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast on Friday 17 August at 11am

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Kingsley Hall: RD Laing's experiment in anti-psychiatry

Kingsley Hall: RD Laing's experiment in anti-psychiatry | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Five decades after the psychiatrist opened his radical residential centre, Kingsley Hall, former residents tell their stories.
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The Anti-Methadone Movement: Just Say “Yes” to Heroin

The Anti-Methadone Movement: Just Say “Yes” to Heroin | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Today closes out our series on methadone by guest Grey Ryder, the pen name of a methadone activist and patient who blogs at aboutmethadone.com.  Following on his overview of th...

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Los Angeles Review of Books - Andrew Scull on All We Have to Fear: Psychiatry's Transformation of Natural Anxieties into Mental Disorders

Los Angeles Review of Books - Andrew Scull on All We Have to Fear: Psychiatry's Transformation of Natural Anxieties into Mental Disorders | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Andrew Scull's review of All We Have to Fear: Psychiatry's Transformation of Natural Anxieties into Mental Disorders by Horwitz and Wakefield.

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Estela Welldon: 'I speak my mind. Patients take that very well'

Estela Welldon: 'I speak my mind. Patients take that very well' | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
The radical forensic psychotherapist believes that behind all human perversion lies an envy of the pregnant woman's body.
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Anders Behring Breivik declared sane and sentenced to 21 years

Anders Behring Breivik declared sane and sentenced to 21 years | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Court decides confessed killer was not psychotic when he went on rampage in Oslo that left 77 people dead...
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Spouses of people suffering a heart attack need care for increased risk of depression and suicide

Spouses of people who suffer a sudden heart attack (an acute myocardial infarction) have an increased risk of depression, anxiety, or suicide after the event, even if their partner survives, according to new research.
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Sleeping pills: Britain's hidden addiction

Sleeping pills: Britain's hidden addiction | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
One in 10 of us now regularly take a drug to help us sleep. But is it time we stopped popping zopiclone, temazepam and other tablets? And what are the alternatives?
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Dreaming, Depression, and How Sleep Affects Emotions

Dreaming, Depression, and How Sleep Affects Emotions | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Exploring decades of sleep research on everything from disorders like sleepwalking and insomnia to the role of sleep in knowledge retention, ideation, and problem-solving.
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Brains of Stutterers ‘Reorganize’ After One Week of Therapy

Brains of Stutterers ‘Reorganize’ After One Week of Therapy | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Just one week of speech therapy seems to reorganize the brain, resulting in reduced stuttering, according to a Chinese study.

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War is not necessarily the cause of post-traumatic stress disorder

Surprisingly, the majority of soldiers exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome were suffering from poor mental health before they were posted to a war zone, new research suggests.
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Grief is good news for pharmaceutical companies

Grief is good news for pharmaceutical companies | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
The proposal by the American Psychiatric Association to create a new illness – prolonged grief disorder – and to redefine children's mental health is the stuff of dreams for Big Pharma...
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» Q&A with David Fitzpatrick, author of “Sharp: A Memoir” - World of Psychology

» Q&A with David Fitzpatrick, author of “Sharp: A Memoir” - World of Psychology | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Sharp: A Memoir is the beautifully written, harrowing story of David Fitzpatrick and his 20-year struggle with bipolar disorder and self-mutilation.
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