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Alzheimer's

The carer’s rollercoaster

Posted on 14 March 2017 by George Drummond

George Drummond talks about life as a carer, coping strategies and an innovative care solution. There are around 670,000 carers of people with dementia in the UK, often close family members who desperately want to do more but often feel helpless as they watch their loved one experience a devastating loss of identity and eventually
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University mental health day

University mental health day and safe talk

Posted on 2 March 2017 by Jo Pinder

Today is University Mental Health Day and there are lots of crucial themes around students’ wellbeing that deserve public discussion on this day. Students can encounter a huge variety of different social, academic and cultural stressors whilst at University, and mental health difficulties can often result, or may already be in existence. Poor mental health
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Eating disorders

Eating Disorders are an issue for all ages

Posted on 22 February 2017 by Anne-Marie Evans

Written by Anne-Marie Bollen and Alison Seymour. The term ‘eating disorders’ is a generic name for a range of clinically significant eating behaviours normally classified under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) system (Palmer 2014). The DSM classification defines the most commonly known eating disorder categories as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
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Depression, Mental health and society

Perceptions of mental illness: The media and mental health

Posted on 21 February 2017 by Rachel Pass

This post first appeared on thebraindomain.org You wouldn’t blame someone with breast cancer or cystic fibrosis for their disease, would you? We know they are caused by impaired biological mechanisms. Lifestyle choices can exacerbate risk but there is less stigma associated with suffering from a ‘physical’ rather than mental illness.  With both types of illness
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