Survivor-controlled research shares the core principles of the user/survivor movement (p.23). Above all, it values first-person experience which it considers a true and legitimate source of evidence. The service user/survivor movement and survivor research both aim at restoring credibility and authority to those who have been historically deprived ofContinue Reading

Leonardo da Vinci is renowned as a “Renaissance man” for his mastery in art, science, architecture, music, mathematics, engineering and cartography, but he was no master at completing his efforts.  Five hundred years after his death, a professor of psychiatry in Britain has suggested that the reason da Vinci leftContinue Reading

Obesity has been linked to depression by scientists for years, but the reasons have always been somewhat unclear until now. New research led by the University of Glasgow has found that the connection might be down to dietary fats entering the brain through the bloodstream, which can then accumulate and affect neurological signals relatedContinue Reading

Men are, on average, more outwardly aggressive than women and so it might be assumed that they are also angrier. But this doesn’t appear to be the case. Research has consistently found that women experience anger as frequently and as intensely as men. Men who feel angry are more likelyContinue Reading New research provides evidence that inflammation is related to the development of internalizing symptoms in children, such as social withdrawal, anxiety and depressed mood. The findings appear in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. “Much research has linked adverse life events to the aetiology and maintenance of emotional andContinue Reading

INSIDER: 8 things that could be causing your brain fog. Although it seems like a condition on its own, brain fog is actually a symptom of a variety of other medical conditions. It’s characterized by a series of issues including trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, lack of motivation, and confusion. Here areContinue Reading

Apart from taking medication, Helena makes sure that she socialises and is around positive people. She’s joined a hearing voices network and a regional consumer network and recommends others look for support from their local mental health groups. Doing things she enjoys and interests her also helps. “I think ifContinue Reading