Month: January 2017

Social media and mental health

Posted on 27 January 2017 by Paul Allen

Social media has rapidly become part of our everyday lives and, like the rise of any new technology, questions are inevitably being asked about how it might be impacting on the way we live – and feel. Two years ago I found myself reflecting on whether my habitual Facebook checking might, unconsciously, be doing me
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A renewed commitment but inequalities persist

Posted on 13 January 2017 by Norman Young

The prime minister Theresa May has restated a commitment made by her predecessor David Cameron to improve mental health care. Her statement was sandwiched between BBC headlines on psychiatric accident and emergency attendances and a disproportionate number of delayed discharges in mental health hospitals. What underlies the renewed focus is the disparity in service provision
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Understanding ADHD

Posted on 4 January 2017 by Jemma Cole

Congratulations to Professor Anita Thapar, from the School of Medicine, who received a CBE for services to child and adolescent psychiatry in the New Year’s Honours list. Her research focuses on the origins, development and complications of neurodevelopmental disorders and has a specific interest in the contribution/interplay of early environmental exposures and genetic risks. In this film
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