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To the Bone: creating eating disorder awareness or doing harm? Health 

To the Bone: creating eating disorder awareness or doing harm?

Australia (Conversation) – To the Bone – a film about a turning point in a young woman’s battle with anorexia nervosa – has attracted comment from mental health professionals and advocates. Critics have concerns it could cause or worsen eating disorder symptoms. The writer-director of To the Bone assured audiences she wished to dispel myths, not do harm. So which aspects of the new film might do harm, and which might educate the audience in a positive way? How might the film cause harm? It’s important to be clear that this film isn’t going to cause an eating disorder in Read More

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Postpartum psychosis: “I’m afraid of how you’ll judge me, as a mother and as a person” Featured Health 

Postpartum psychosis: “I’m afraid of how you’ll judge me, as a mother and as a person”

United Kingdom (Mosaic) – After giving birth, Catherine Carver became convinced that her baby had been swapped and that social workers were plotting to kill her. She recounts her terrifying journey into postpartum psychosis, and how she found healing in unexpected ways. I have a story to tell you, but I’m afraid I’m a less than perfect narrator because there are crevasses in my mind that I fall through whenever I try to tell it. Let’s begin with a memory that is on solid ground: I can pin my finger firmly on the moment I began to wonder if Read More

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The Outcome of Trauma: What is PTSD? Featured Health 

The Outcome of Trauma: What is PTSD?

World (GREED) – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a sometimes crippling mental disorder that is the result of psychological injury. when a person has directly experienced or witnessed an extremely traumatic, tragic, or terrifying event sometimes it does real psychological damage. PTSD can happen at any age, even childhood, and can include a wide range of other psychiatric issues, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, panic disorder, agoraphobia, substance abuse, self harm, and many more. The estimated lifetime prevalence of PTSD in the USA is 7-8% overall, with women at a 10% lifetime prevalence and men at Read More

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Smiling into the abyss: what is Facebook doing to our mental health? Featured Health 

Smiling into the abyss: what is Facebook doing to our mental health?

(OpenDemocracy) – Lazy and unconcerned, or buckling under the strains of late capitalism? A manifesto for the selfie generation asks whether we can break our addiction to social media. In January, an interview with marketing consultant Simon Sinek went viral on Facebook. Raising the hackles of millennials everywhere, he branded them “tough to manage, entitled, narcissistic, self-interested [and] unfocused.” You can imagine my delight when my mum sent the video to me: “this might explain why you have so many problems,” she said. Sinek puts the pathologies of Generation Y down to “failed parenting strategies”, the nasty shock of realising Read More

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Fruits, Vegetables May Help Boost Mental Health Unaimed 

Fruits, Vegetables May Help Boost Mental Health

(Tasnim) – A new research found that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks. It is said that you are in the best of health only if you have a healthy body, mind and soul. These three components are essential in bringing a balance to your life and keep you happy and strong. While we commonly pay heed to our physical state of being, our mental health takes a back seat. Call it taboo or what, but must people shy away from discussing their mental state. In today’s times, with alarming rise in cases Read More

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