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Mental health cuts 'devastating'

Mental health cuts 'devastating' | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
Campaigners say funding cuts show the government is failing to put mental and physical health on an equal footing.
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Very clear graphic in this story showing the lack of parity between mental and physical health service funding. #headclutcher

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Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression share genetic roots: study - Brisbane Times

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression share genetic roots: study - Brisbane Times | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
Brisbane Times Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression share genetic roots: study Brisbane Times Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression share common genetic variations, a new study has found, with researchers saying they can now...
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Community treatment orders are not helping people with mental illness

Community treatment orders are not helping people with mental illness | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
Sarah Wollaston: The use of compulsory detention in hospital has not dropped as expected, and the Department of Health needs to find out why

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Amnesty International UK chair resigns following mental health tweets

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Ciarnan Helferty apologised "for any offence or embarrassment caused by my poor choice of humour"

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Mind and the Mental Health Foundation release public mental health report

'Building resilient communities' calls on local councils to prioritise mental health within their public health strategy. The report has been launched at a time when more people are seeking help to manage their mental health.

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ecotherapy: With this report Mind calls for a new green agenda for mental health


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Rick Passo's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:39 AM

http://www.mind.org.uk/assets/0000/2139/ecotherapy_executivesummary.pdf ;

 

With this report Mind calls for a new green agenda
for mental health, following growing evidence in
support of an accessible, cost-effective and natural
addition to existing treatment options – ecotherapy.
Ecotherapy is a natural, free and accessible
treatment that boosts our mental wellbeing.
Whether it’s a horticultural development
programme supervised by a therapist or a simple
walk in the park, being outdoors and being active
is proven to benefit our mental health.

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Depression is not the same as "being sad", Giles Fraser

Depression is not the same as "being sad", Giles Fraser | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
Casual “let’s not pathologise sadness” musings don't contribute much to the debate about medication for depression.

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Finally legal proof that WCA disability benefits test is unfair for people with mental illness - Unfair WCA - Rethink Mental Illness, the mental health charity

Finally legal proof that WCA disability benefits test is unfair for people with mental illness - Unfair WCA - Rethink Mental Illness, the mental health charity | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
National mental health charity: information, services & a strong voice for everyone affected by mental illness - challenging attitudes and changing lives.

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Leading neuroscientist: Religious fundamentalism may be a ‘mental illness’ that can be ‘cured’

Leading neuroscientist: Religious fundamentalism may be a ‘mental illness’ that can be ‘cured’ | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it

:: A leading neurologist at the University of Oxford said this week that recent developments meant that science may one day be able to identify religious fundamentalism as a “mental illness” and a cure it. During a talk at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales on Wednesday, Kathleen Taylor was asked what positive developments she anticipated in neuroscience in the next 60 years. “One of the surprises may be to see people with certain beliefs as people who can be treated,” she explained, according to The Times of London. “Somebody who has for example become radicalised to a cult ideology – we might stop seeing that as a personal choice that they have chosen as a result of pure free will and may start treating it as some kind of mental disturbance.” ::

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Trends in Pharmacological Sciences - From antipsychotic to anti-schizophrenia drugs: role of animal models

Trends in Pharmacological Sciences - From antipsychotic to anti-schizophrenia drugs: role of animal models | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it

[Abstract] Current drugs for treating schizophrenia are mostly variations on a theme that was started over 50 years ago. Sadly, clinical efficacy has not improved substantially over the years. We argue that both clinical and preclinical researchers have focused too much on psychosis, which is only one of the hallmarks of schizophrenia. This narrow focus has hampered the development of relevant animal models and human experimental medicine paradigms. Other fields in psychiatry, most notably in the realms of addiction and anxiety, have prospered from results obtained in parallel studies using animal models and experimental human studies. Lessons to be learned from those models and recent genetic and cognitive insights in schizophrenia can be utilized to develop better animal and human models and, potentially, novel treatment strategies. - by Geyer MA et al., Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, Volume 33, Issue 10, 515-521, 17 July 2012


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Good for IB Bio LOA principles and ethics.

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Inside My Mind BBC full documentary 2013 Anxiety a depression or an obsessional thoughtt

Anxiety, a small bout of depression or an obsessional thought - all of us can have these feelings at some time but what if these persist and take over our li...
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Twitter / TimetoChange: Mental illness is nothing to ...

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Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. Neither is talking about it. It's #TimetoTalk, it's @TimetoChange. Pls RT http://t.co/cj27CdU3A0
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Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life

Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
What 25 years of research reveal about the cognitive skills of happiness and finding life's greater purpose.
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Hyperbole and a Half: Depression Part Two

Hyperbole and a Half: Depression Part Two | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
The beginning of my depression had been nothing but feelings, so the emotional deadening that followed was a welcome relief. I had always wanted to not give a fuck about anything. I viewed feelings as a weakness ...
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Boost for young people's mental health services — West London ...

Child and adolescent mental health services run by the West London Mental Health NHS Trust have been awarded funding to take part in a national programme which will improve the scope of mental health services ...
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Secret Cuts 6: How are those with mental health problems treated by Atos?

Secret Cuts 6: How are those with mental health problems treated by Atos? | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
With complaints about the failed Atos work capability assessment flooding in, Alan White and Kate Belgrave look the terrible experiences of people going through it.

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Letters: Psychiatry, drugs and the future of mental healthcare

Letters: Psychiatry, drugs and the future of mental healthcare | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
Will Self (The drug pushers, 3 August) wrongly accuses Tom Burns of post hoc ergo propter hoc because he asserts that he is "convinced that psychiatry is a major force for good or I would not have spent my whole life in it".

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Addressing fragmentation in mental health and social care – London and Brussels

An article examined ways of addressing fragmentation in mental health and social care delivery, based on research in deprived areas of London (United Kingdom) and Brussels (Belgium).

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Postnatal depression blood test breakthrough

Postnatal depression blood test breakthrough | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it

British doctors reveal 'extremely important' research that could help tens of thousands of women at risk

British doctors have identified the first advance blood test for postnatal depression, it was reported on Monday.

The development could see pregnant women have a £10 screening test that would allow those found to be at risk to receive treatment before they give birth. Professor Dimitris Grammatopoulos, who led the research at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, described the research as being "extremely important"...


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How to help someone with mental illness: depression, bipolar, anxiety | Time To Change

How to help someone with mental illness: depression, bipolar, anxiety | Time To Change | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
You don't need to be an expert on mental health to talk about it. It's often the everyday things that make a difference – like asking ‘How are you?’ or sending a text.

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Choir can help those suffering from chronic mental illness: study ...

Choir can help those suffering from chronic mental illness: study ... | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it
Joining a choir can improve the quality of life for people suffering from chronic mental illness, according to research published in the July issue of Psychology of Music. “The choir study showed that people with mental health ...

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Psychosis-Proneness and Neural Correlates of Self-Inhibition in Theory of Mind

Psychosis-Proneness and Neural Correlates of Self-Inhibition in Theory of Mind | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it

Impaired Theory of Mind (ToM) has been repeatedly reported as a feature of psychotic disorders. ToM is crucial in social interactions and for the development of social behavior. It has been suggested that reasoning about the belief of others, requires inhibition of the self-perspective. We investigated the neural correlates of self-inhibition in nineteen low psychosis prone (PP) and eighteen high PP subjects presenting with subclinical features. High PP subjects have a more than tenfold increased risk of developing a schizophrenia-spectrum disorder. Brain activation was measured with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging during a ToM task differentiating between self-perspective inhibition and belief reasoning. Furthermore, to test underlying inhibitory mechanisms, we included a stop-signal task. We predicted worse behavioral performance for high compared to low PP subjects on both tasks. Moreover, based on previous neuroimaging results, different activation patterns were expected in the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) in high versus low PP subjects in self-perspective inhibition and simple response inhibition. Results showed increased activation in left IFG during self-perspective inhibition, but not during simple response inhibition, for high PP subjects as compared to low PP subjects. High and low PP subjects showed equal behavioral performance. The results suggest that at a neural level, high PP subjects need more resources for inhibiting the self-perspective, but not for simple motor response inhibition, to equal the performance of low PP subjects. This may reflect a compensatory mechanism, which may no longer be available for patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders resulting in ToM impairments.


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Tell Me Psychopath, Whats on Your Mind? - Emotional Health Center - Everyday Health

Tell Me Psychopath, Whats on Your Mind? - Emotional Health Center - Everyday Health | Mental health - some stories from around the world | Scoop.it

New research suggests that brain physiology might account for psychopaths lack of empathy.

 

 Psychiatrists, criminologists, and tabloid readers have all struggled to understand what goes on in the minds of psychopaths such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy.  A study published today in JAMA Psychiatry puts the blame on the brain, specifically, a neurological absence of empathy in psychopaths.

 

Researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of New Mexico recruited 80 male prisoners between the ages of 18 and 50 who were incarcerated for murder in a North American correctional facility. They tested the men to find out which ones could be classifeied as psychopaths.

 

By Brett Spiegel, Everyday Health Staff Writer


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When Philosophy Meets Psychiatry - New York Times

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When Philosophy Meets Psychiatry
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“We started out as a reading group for trainee psychiatrists,” said Gareth S. Owen, a researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry who co-founded the group in 2002.
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Psychology's answer to trolling and online abuse | Chris Chambers ...

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Chris Chambers: If the 'sleep of reason produces monsters' then psychological science offers the tools to awaken it.
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