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DNA hope on schizophrenia: Research breakthrough points at over 100 genes

By Steve Connor, Science Editor, The Independent
 
The largest study ever undertaken into the genetic basis of mental illnesses has found more than 100 genes that play some kind of role in the development of schizophrenia – one of the most common of the serious psychiatric disorders.
 
Scientists believe they are closer than they have ever been to understanding the complex interplay between genes and upbringing that can result in some people being at high risk of developing schizophrenia, which usually strikes in late adolescence or early adulthood.
 
Schizophrenia affects

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22 | 07 | 2014
Do you need a mental health first aider in the office?

By Charlotte Walker, BBC News, BBC Ouch. 
 
Charlotte Walker trains people to be the go-to person in the office if someone gets badly stressed

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22 | 07 | 2014
Sam tackles San Fran Marathon for mental health!

Superstar runner Sam Brinnand has set himself the challenge of completing his first marathon in San Francisco this weekend, in order to raise vital funds and awareness for mental

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22 | 07 | 2014
Debbie Lovewell-Tuck: Mental health support should be applauded

 
Debbie Lovewell-Tuck, Deputy Editor, Employee Benefits
Tweet: @DebbieLovewell
 
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21 | 07 | 2014
Former German footballer Andreas Biermann has died by suicide after battle with depression

By Aaron Flanagan, The Mirror
The 33-year-old, who started at Hertha Berlin, wrote a book about tackling depression in football but died yesterday.

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21 | 07 | 2014
The goverment's mental health scheme is a failed experiment

From letters on the Telegraph
 
SIR – You

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21 | 07 | 2014
1 in 10 wait a year for mental health treatment

Edinburgh News
ONE in ten mentally ill patients are being forced to wait more than a year for counselling, amid claims excessive delays are making the problem

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18 | 07 | 2014
Andrew Lloyd Webber: 'I went through a moment of deep depression – I actually got the forms for Dignitas’

By Mary Riddell, The Telegraph

Today, as he listens to the Assisted Dying Bill being debated in the House of Lords, Andrew Lloyd Webber will reflect on two painful

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18 | 07 | 2014
Mental health patients 'told to call Samaritans'

By Amy Gledinning, Manchester Evening News

The Manchester branch of the service has been dealing with thousands more calls over the past 12 months, taking the total

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17 | 07 | 2014
We Don't Really Know Why or How Psychological Treatments Work, and We Need To

By Cynthia Joyce, Huffington Post 
The development of effective and evidence-based psychological treatments is one of the major triumphs of the last decades.

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17 | 07 | 2014
Bake-off for Mental Health!

SANE supporter Ruth Gunning and her colleagues are organising an office ‘bake-off’ for mental health!
 
Next Monday, they’ll be creating some

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15 | 07 | 2014