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Month: October 2016

Schizophrenia and the paradoxes of insight

Schizophrenia and the paradoxes of insight

Posted on 27 October 2016 by Clara Humpston

When we think of the symptoms of schizophrenia, perhaps the first examples that emerge in our minds are the chaotic thoughts, disturbing suspicions and invisible voices tormenting the sufferer. These […]

Does taking antidepressants during pregnancy harm the child? Here are the facts

Does taking antidepressants during pregnancy harm the child? Here are the facts

Posted on 24 October 2016 by Professor Ian Jones

When it comes to taking antidepressants in pregnancy, women and their doctors have a difficult decision to make. Depression in pregnancy and following childbirth (the postpartum period) is common and […]

Post traumatic stress disorder, work, burnout and the spiritual crises in health and social care

Post traumatic stress disorder, work, burnout and the spiritual crises in health and social care

Posted on 13 October 2016 by Dr Teena Clouston

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is now a well known condition recognised by several key factors including: the presence of one or more extreme stressors or traumatic incidents; flashbacks to […]

Young women at high risk of common mental disorders

Young women at high risk of common mental disorders

Posted on 10 October 2016 by Dr Nicola Evans

As a mental health nurse passionate about the health and welfare of young people, I was saddened to read about the increasing risk for young women in the latest Mental […]

First Aid for students’ mental health

First Aid for students’ mental health

Posted on 10 October 2016 by Tsvetina Ivanova

Today is World Mental Health Day. Its theme ‘Psychological First Aid’ seems to be particularly relevant to the university experiences faced by some young people. When students transition to university […]

Raising mental health awareness in the community

Raising mental health awareness in the community

Posted on 6 October 2016 by Gemma Stacey-Emile

This month will see the second Mental Health and Well-being event held at the Pavilion, Grange Gardens in Grangetown, Cardiff.  This work is part of the Community Gateway flagship engagement […]

Why we use animals in mental health research

Why we use animals in mental health research

Posted on 5 October 2016 by Dr William Davies

The problems with studying psychiatric disorders Understanding the causes of mental health conditions, and understanding how to remedy them, is a difficult business. This is for two major reasons: firstly, […]