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An exploration of psychological health and the obstacles to it.
Curated by Kevin Friery
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New Finding Provides Insight Into The Psychology Of Autism-Spectrum Disorders

New Finding Provides Insight Into The Psychology Of Autism-Spectrum Disorders | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have isolated a very specific difference in how high-functioning people with autism think about other people, finding that - in actuality - they don't tend to think about what others think of them at all.
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Male or female? Are you sure?

Male or female? Are you sure? | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Babies born neither male nor female and their families face many challenges, including living with feelings of shame and secrecy. How do they combat this?
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RSA - Why Do We Deceive Ourselves?

RSA - Why Do We Deceive Ourselves? | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Are we doomed to indulge in fantasies, inflate our egos, and show off? Can we correct our own biases? And is it even a good idea to battle self-deception?

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Children learn about happiness, sadness and emotions, but sometimes confuse desires with feelings

Children learn about happiness, sadness and emotions, but sometimes confuse desires with feelings | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Mother writes about her daughter's interest in happiness and value of stopping to ask what is making a child happy, rather than asking what is making them sad.
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Stay-at-home moms have the hardest job

Stay-at-home moms have the hardest job | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Women who stay at home raising children are more likely than working mothers to have symptoms of depression , a new study finds.
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Why the Human Rights Act matters for people with mental health conditions

Why the Human Rights Act matters for people with mental health conditions | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
If you have a mental health problem, physical disability, or learning disability, the Human Rights Act should matter to you.
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Half Dead: Men and the “Midlife Crisis”

Half Dead: Men and the “Midlife Crisis” | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

"Frankly, however, the precise chronological point at which we formally enter “middle age” is of little importance. What’s much more intriguing are the psychological changes thought to accompany it."

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Coping with the Death of a Loved One

Coping with the Death of a Loved One | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

The death of Steve Jobs is sad, but his is just one of many families trying to come to terms with the death of someone they love....

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Less stuff, more happiness

TED Talks Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life.
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Selflessness Gone Awry, and the Damage It Can Cause

Selflessness Gone Awry, and the Damage It Can Cause | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Scientists say that ostensibly generous behavior, taken to extremes, can become unhelpful, unproductive and even destructive.
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Ricky Hatton considered suicide

Ricky Hatton considered suicide | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Ricky Hatton's depression after being knocked out by Manny Pacquiao almost drove him to suicide, the boxer reveals.
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Blind, autistic and a musical genius

Blind, autistic and a musical genius | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

This story makes me immediately think two things - Sometimes the human mind appears unfathomable, and I wonder how ready we are to engage with people's different ways of being... 

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Noel Gallagher: The 'Can't be bothered working' class

Noel Gallagher: The 'Can't be bothered working' class | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher talks to Newsnight about the UK riots, coalition government, voting and political sleaze.
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First wellbeing survey published

First wellbeing survey published | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Levels of anxiety and depression in Guernsey are similar to those in the UK, according to the island's first survey into mental wellbeing.
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Unplugging from Internet makes people feel lonely, upset--at least, for many

Unplugging from Internet makes people feel lonely, upset--at least, for many | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
If the thought of a day without the Internet — with no smart phone  as a backup — elicits fear, anger or pain, you’re not alone.
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Embracing otherness, embracing myself | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.
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Treating Bipolar Depression Depends on Evidence, Judgment

Treating Bipolar Depression Depends on Evidence, Judgment | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
When treating bipolar depression "we are in the land of the uncertain, where [psychiatrists] must improvise and do their best with what’s available
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Psychosis isn't always pathological

Psychosis isn't always pathological | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Interesting research suggesting that many people experience some of the symptoms of psychosis without being psychotic.

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'Tidal wave' of sleep disorders

'Tidal wave' of sleep disorders | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The NHS is struggling with a large increase of sleep disorders related to obesity, according to specialists.
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Depression and anxiety in young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (GLBTI) « Youthbeyondblue

Depression and anxiety in young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (GLBTI) « Youthbeyondblue | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

This Australian fact sheet, one of a series from BeyondBlue, is helpful in the way it sets out the issues.  Would be good to be able to append a list of UK resources....

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I Feel for You | Autism and Empathy

I Feel for You | Autism and Empathy | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
I feel sorry for those who think autistics have no ability to empathize. In my case at least, Asperger’s left me too vulnerable to the emotions of others.
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Ben Goldacre: Battling Bad Science | Video on TED.com

Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.
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Neuromania? The possibilities and pitfalls of our fascination with brains

Neuromania? The possibilities and pitfalls of our fascination with brains | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Philosopher and author Professor Raymond Tallis and RSA chief executive Matthew Taylor debate the competing claims made for the ability of neuroscience to explain human behaviour, culture and society. Chaired by David Aaronovtich.

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The mental illness industry is medicalising normality

The mental illness industry is medicalising normality | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

At a time when the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual (DSM IV) is in its final stage of redrafting to produce DSM V, there are genuine fears that the whole of life is being tagged with Mental Illness labels.  Is life a psychopathological experience?

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