Posts Tagged "depression"

Later Affects of Childhood Bullying

Posted by admin on Apr 19, 2014 in About, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Later Affects of Childhood Bullying

Childhood bullying can continue to damage mental and physical health long into adulthood, a new study that was reported in The Independent said. The study suggested victims were more likely to suffer from depression, ill-health and even joblessness up to 40 years later. According to researchers from Kings College London, the negative impact of bullying on people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing in adult life appeared to be comparable to that experienced by adults who had been taken into care as a child. A leading anti-bullying charity said that the “landmark” study reinforced...

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Health anxiety (hypochondria)

Posted by admin on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Health Conditions, Mental Health | 0 comments

Health anxiety (hypochondria)

Most of us worry about our health from time to time. But for some people, this worry never goes away and becomes a problem in itself. Health anxiety (hypochondria) is obsessive worrying about your health, usually to the point where it causes great distress and affects your ability to function properly. Some people with health anxiety have unexplained physical symptoms, such as chest pain or headaches, which they assume are a sign of serious disease despite the doctor’s reassurance. Others may just be permanently anxious about their future health, worrying about things like ‘What...

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Policeman’s Battle With Mental Health Issues.

Posted by admin on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog, Mental Health | 0 comments

Policeman’s Battle With Mental Health Issues.

There was a really refreshing story featured on www.express.co.uk about a policeman who was plagued by mental illness and who now has a handle on his depression. Such a positive article about how the police force helped him through and a moving account of his concerns about revealing his problem. Inspector Wayne Goodwin has dealt with huge danger in his police and Army career but nothing was riskier than the moment he told senior officers he had mental health issues.After years struggling with the demons of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, he had to reveal the dark impulses...

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Mentally ill people ‘hit hard by recession’

Posted by admin on Jul 28, 2013 in Blog, Mental Health | 0 comments

Mentally ill people ‘hit hard by recession’

A new article by the BBC reveals that the economic recession across Europe has had a profound impact on people with mental health problems. Also if suggests, based on research from King’s College London, that people with mental health problems are more likely to end up unemployed in a recession Between 2006 and 2010, the rate of unemployment for those with mental health problems rose twice as much as for other people – from 12.7% to 18.2%. Men and those with low levels of education were particularly affected, the study said. In addition, the study identified that men with mental...

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Black Dog Tribe

Posted by admin on Apr 17, 2012 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Black Dog Tribe

1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives. Until now the support has been really locked into the realms of therapist chairs and GP´s office. Until now… If you are a keen Twitterer you will have noticed there has been a movement called “The Black Dog Tribe” tweeting with a mission to bring depression and mental illness out of the closet and offer a social forum to help you no matter what your illness – or even if you are the care giver of someone with a mental illness. Behind this movement is Ruby Wax – a sufferer herself...

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Fast Food Linked to Depression

Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2012 in Healthy Eating, Mental Health | 0 comments

Fast Food Linked to Depression

We all know fast food isn’t good for our diets or waistline, but now a new study has established it is not good for our mental health either. A recent study by Spanish scientists shows that there is a direct relationship between eating fast food or baked goods, such as doughnuts, cakes and croissants, and the risk of developing depression. The findings reveal that consumers of fast food are 51% more likely to develop depression than those who rarely or never eat junk food. Those who don’t think it’s too bad to eat the occasional burger and fries should take note; according to Almudena...

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SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Posted by admin on Oct 27, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is episodes of depression that occur at a certain time of the year, usually during winter. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The disorder may begin during the teen years or in early adulthood. Like other forms of depression, it occurs more often in women than in men. People who live in places with long winter nights are at greater risk for SAD. A less common form of the disorder involves depression during the summer months. Other factors that may make SAD more likely include: Amount of light Body temperature Genes Hormones Symptoms Symptoms usually build...

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Women + Coffee = Less Depression?

Posted by admin on Sep 27, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Women + Coffee = Less Depression?

For women, risk of depression falls as coffee intake rises says www.Health.com. According to a large new study, women who drink caffeinated coffee are less likely to become depressed – and the more they drink, the more their risk of depression goes down. The study, which was published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, included more than 50,000 women between the ages of 30 and 55 who periodically filled out surveys about their coffee consumption and health. None of the women had depression symptoms (or a history of depression) at the start of the study, but during the next 10...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Any of us can go through an overwhelming traumatic event, and most get over it without help. But about one in three go on with symptoms for many months or years – this is called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of PTSD Symptoms of PTSD usually start within six months, and sometimes only a few weeks after the trauma. After the traumatic event you can feel grief-stricken, depressed, anxious, guilty and angry. In PTSD you may also: Have flashbacks and nightmares, reliving the event in your mind, again and again. Avoid thinking and feeling upset about it by keeping busy and...

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Stress and Women

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Stress and Women

Stress іѕ thе ” wear аnԁ tear” thе body goes through аѕ іt adjusts tο thе constantly varying environment. Anything thаt causes change іn a person’s life causes stress. Stress саn bе small-term (acute) οr long-term (chronic). Acute stress іѕ thе reaction tο аn immediate threat. Thіѕ іѕ commonly known аѕ thе ” fight οr flight” response. Thе threat саn bе аnу situation thаt іѕ seen аѕ a danger. Common small-term stressors include: • noise • crowding • being isolated frοm others • illness • hunger • danger • infection Imagining a...

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