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Mental Illness: A Global Economic issue

Mental illness is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide and people with severe mental illnesses tend to die of preventable conditions 25 years earlier than persons without such diagnoses. Distressing symptoms can be exacerbated by the

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Posted in Psychiatry, Psychology, Socioeconomics

Psychopathy: The Introduction

Sad, Mad or Bad? We hear of them in the media, see them in fictional portrayals and dish the label to the most depraved individuals, but who and what are Psychopaths? What do they do and why do they do

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Posted in Behavioural Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychopathy

The Need for NHS Mental Health Reforms

It’s estimated 1 in 4 people experience a mental health issue at least once in their life and more than four 15-34 year olds commit suicide every day, you would think Western countries in particular would have sufficient resources available

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Posted in Psychology, Socioeconomics

The Effects of Toxic Stress in Early Childhood on Brain Development

This is the first of multiple posts regarding this issue. For years I have been puzzled by some individual’s inability to comprehend or fathom the rationale behind antisocial behavior i.e. Substance abuse, Prostitution, Homicide etc. Within seconds judgements are passed on these

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Posted in Behavioural Neuroscience, Psychology

Issues of Mental illness Diagnostics.

In the previous post I introduced the manuals used by psychiatrists worldwide for diagnostics. Inevitably, society, professionals and patients can face certain predicaments during this process such as perversion of justice, misdiagnosis, acute side effects from medication etc.. The toll this has

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Posted in Diagnostics, Psychiatry

Diagnostic Manuals

Mental health is an integral part of overall well-being. When healthy we can socialize with others, study, work and generally cope with day to day life. With 1.590m people in contact with specialist NHS mental health services in 2012/13, of which 6.6%

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Posted in Diagnostics, Psychiatry