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Adult mental health

Better awareness for children’s mental health

Posted on 10 May 2018 by Dr Frances Rice

Many children and young people experience feelings of worry and sadness or have difficulty in concentrating on school work. Occasionally, these difficulties can become persistent and interfere with home life, school work and an ability to make friends. It’s increasingly understood that these sorts of difficulties can develop into mental health problems in later life. 
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Adult mental health, University mental health day

#LetsShare

Posted on 28 February 2018 by Jo Pinder

Jo, Wellbeing Practitioner and Time to Change Champion, talks about Cardiff University’s new Mental Health Campaign: What’s on your mind?#LetsShare, encouraging us all to share more when it comes to mental health… Mental health problems are common; one in four of us will be affected at some point in our lives. So being able to
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genetics, schizophrenia

Revisiting and expanding the largest genetic study of schizophrenia

Posted on 27 February 2018 by Antonio Pardinas

In his short fiction “Blue Tigers”, the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges tells a story about trying to understand the unexpected. While tracking a fabled tiger in a remote region of the Ganges delta, a professor finds some glittering blue stones hidden in a crevice. Though they were not the aim of his expedition, he
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Post traumatic stress disorder

Guided self-help: a new treatment in PTSD?

Posted on 26 February 2018 by Natalie Simon

I’m a research assistant and PhD student based at the National Centre for Mental Health at Cardiff University. I’m part of a team that is studying the efficacy of a new self-help treatment for people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Who can be affected by PTSD?  It is very common to develop symptoms of
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