Mental illness is common, but can severely impact on people’s lives. The 2016/17 New Zealand Health Survey found that: One in six New Zealand adults had been diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some time in their lives. This includes depression, bipolar disorders and anxiety disorders. Nearly 8 percent
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 left
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 related
https://www.psypost.org/2019/04/inflammation-may-connect-adverse-life-events-to-childrens-emotional-and-social-difficulties-53500 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 and
INSIDER: 8 things that could be causing your brain fog.https://www.thisisinsider.com/brain-fog-causes-2019-4 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 are
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 if
The modern era of institutionalized provision for the care of the mentally ill, began in the early 19th century with a large state-led effort. In England, the Lunacy Act 1845 was an important landmark in the treatment of the mentally ill, as it explicitly changed the status of mentally illpeople to patients who required treatment.