Mental health

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why do men suffer depression in silence?

When Kevin Braddock hit rockbottom, he had every intention of killing himself. He recounts what happened next and reveals why so few men ask for help It was a Monday when TV Tower: the gun, the noose, the blade, the pills, the bottle. The gun, the noose the mantra that would not stop. Since the

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Are smartphones really making our children sad?

US psychologist Jean Twenge, who has claimed that social media is having a malign affect on the young, answers critics who accuse her of crying wolf Last week, the childrens commissioner, Anne Longfield, responded to the campaign. The assumption that time online or in front of a screen is life wasted needs challenging. It is

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Have I got depression? You asked Google  heres the answer | Jay Watts

Every day millions of internet users ask Google lifes most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries Dr Jay Watts is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and senior lecturer Depression is the curse of modernity, chronic, dulling inflammation. Gait can change, even the capacity to speak in anything but a

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I cant fight anorexia any more. Ive tried so hard

Pip McManus died three years after becoming ill with an eating disorder. Her parents explain how medical care failed their daughter Marie McManus wants to show me the final photograph taken of her daughter Pip. It was 9 December 2015, and the 15-year-old is standing on the platform of a railway station five minutes walk

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Ketamine could help thousands with severe depression, doctors say

Psychiatrists hail benefits of transformational drug, and call for more trials to explore its potential Thousands of people with severe depression could obtain urgent relief if experimental treatment using ketamine were made more widely available, medical experts say. The drug has been championed by doctors and psychiatrists as a potentially life-changing treatment for those with

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In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimers  review

Joseph Jebellis personal study of a disease that has reached epidemic proportions offers the latest research but not much hope The human animal derives its humanity from language and memory. What are we, without memory ? The short answer is: wild beasts. Memory gives us personality, emotional intelligence, family relations, and community. Memory anchors us