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Could Xenon Gas Help Prevent PTSD Symptoms?

By Kathleen Lees, Science World Report

Researchers from McClean Hospital have found that xenon gas could help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), particularly for soldiers who may be suffering from the mental health issue.

The gas, which is used for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, could help to reduce the high number of military veterans affected by the debilitating disorder. Statistics show that one in three returning soldiers will be diagnosed with a serious form of the condition.
 
"In our study, we found that xenon gas has the capability of reducing memories of traumatic events," said Edward G.
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01 | 09 | 2014
Channel 4's Bedlam series got people talking about mental illness

Martin Baggaley
Guardian Professional
Photograph: Richard Ansett, James, who appeared in Channel 4's Bedlam series, with his mum Penny.

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30 | 06 | 2014
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“Since my treatment, I’ve married, learnt to drive, become a mother to three amazing children, trained as a teacher, emigrated to Canada and carved out a career for myself as a freelance

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25 | 06 | 2014
Luis Suarez bite: Ban on Uruguayan striker must be put "in context of mental health evaluation" says Collymore

 
By Sam Adams, Alex Richards, The Mirror. 
 
The Uruguayan forward is at the centre of another bite storm after an incident

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25 | 06 | 2014
Are cannabis smokers genetically more likely to develop schizophrenia? Study finds people predisposed to the condition and drug users share common genes
  • By Sarah Griffiths, The Daily Mail
  • Scientists have found people with a genetic pre-disposition to schizophrenia are also more likely to use cannabis
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25 | 06 | 2014
Politicians who say they care about children's mental health must act now

Dawn Howley, The Guardian
Kids Company is launching a campaign to transform social care and mental health services for children. Recent budget cuts have resulted

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25 | 06 | 2014
Simon Woodroffe: The Yo! Sushi boss who beat depression

Simon Woodroffe felt he was down on his knees just before he founded restaurant chain Yo! Sushi.
 
At the time he was 40 years old, recently

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25 | 06 | 2014
The SouthWest Songbirds are Singing for Sanity!

The SouthWest Songbirds are singing their hearts out to raise vital funds and awareness for mental health!
 
This all-female choir, based in South

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25 | 06 | 2014
NHS death stats can be years out of date and 'pose public health risk'

Official statistics on deaths in England and Wales are as much as two and half years out of date, a coalition of doctors, scientists and charities has warned.

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24 | 06 | 2014
How gardening helped cure my depression

 
By Rachel Mainwaring
 
After Sam Holt was forced to give up a career in medicine due to chronic depression, he found refuge in

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24 | 06 | 2014
Grieving musician who self-harmed takes show on the road to promote mental health recovery

By Ellis Butcher, West Morlan Gazette 
An Ulverston musician is taking a one-man tour of Cumbria to show how people can bounce back from mental health issues

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24 | 06 | 2014