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

The signs of narcolepsy aren’t always obvious, despite how the condition is popularly portrayed. While the most evident symptom is daytime sleepiness, narcoleptic patients might also experience other symptoms. One of these is cataplexy — muscle weakness that is brief and usually triggered by emotional stimuli such as laughter, surpriseContinue Reading

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/103375270/can-christchurch-prevent-permanent-chlorination-after-havelock-north-epidemic But Rabbitts argues that Havelock North has taught us much more about the potential risks to water supplies and that for Christchurch to somehow be exempted from mandatory chlorination, it would need to do much more than its current $21.5 million programme of upgrading and repairing 103 compromised well-heads.Continue Reading

CNN: A rift among experts over analyzing Trump’s mental health. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwpvXZyDU http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/26/health/mental-health-association-debate-trump/index.html Two professional mental health associations — the American Psychoanalytic Association, known as the APsaA, and the American Psychiatric Association, known as the APA — have opposite opinions about what would be ethical, and what is not. If membersContinue Reading