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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

Borderline Personality Disorder: The Introduction

  Today I return to write about one of my ‘favourite’ disorders or topics in Psychiatry; Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) (Emotionally Unstable Disorder in ICD-10). The main features include instability of affects, self image, personal goals, interpersonal relations and a tendency to

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Posted in Personality Disorders, Psychiatry

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