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Month: February 2017

Eating Disorders are an issue for all ages

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 […]

Perceptions of mental illness: The media and mental health

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. […]

Schizophrenia from abnormal memory genes

Schizophrenia from abnormal memory genes

Posted on 17 February 2017 by Nicholas Clifton

For a disorder characterised by delusions, hallucinations and false beliefs, it may come as a surprise to know that schizophrenia is thought to originate from the abnormal processing of memories. […]

Mental wellbeing and the experiences of older people in hospital

Mental wellbeing and the experiences of older people in hospital

Posted on 13 February 2017 by Caitlin Young

This post is based on a paper that appears in the first issue of The Student Doctor Journal, an imprint of Cardiff University Press. As the population ages, we will […]

Introducing Hafal’s Gellinudd Recovery Centre: a first for Wales

Introducing Hafal’s Gellinudd Recovery Centre: a first for Wales

Posted on 10 February 2017 by Matthew Pearce

Gellinudd Recovery Centre, Hafal's new in-patient service in Pontardawe for people with a mental illness, was officially launched by Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething last month. […]

How Are You?

How Are You?

Posted on 2 February 2017 by Natalie Ellis

In 2015, I went to the Cardiff University Winter School in Psychiatry. As second year medics, we had all just finished a two week psychiatry block and everyone was buzzing […]