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Mindfulness: it's good to be busy doing nothing

By Elizabeth McFarlene, The Telegraph
Are you too busy? Stressed? Not enough hours in the day? Not sleeping properly? Constantly rushing from one thing to the next? Then it’s time to sit down and do nothing.
 
Some people are brilliant at busy, it’s their thing. They pack the day from dawn until dusk with “stuff”. Not just the standard stuff either, like work and family, but extra stuff too, such as volunteering and exercising and cooking and manic socialising.
 
These people, and I know a lot of them because so many seem to be women, do not appear to stop.
 

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28 | 07 | 2014
Doctor's Diary: are doctors dependent on Prozac?

By James LeFanu, The Telegraph.
Psychiatrists are starting to question whether some forms of depression are better treated with therapy.

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27 | 05 | 2014
Do NOT try to diagnose yourself on Wikipedia! 90% of its medical entries are inaccurate, say experts

By Sophie Freeman, Mail Online

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27 | 05 | 2014
British woman ditched from dream air hostess role after Emirates Airlines withdraws job offer 'because she once had depression'

By Kieran Corcoran, Mail Online

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23 | 05 | 2014
Mental illness can reduce life expectancy 'more than smoking'

By BBC News Oxford
Serious mental illness can reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking, Oxford University scientists have said.
 

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23 | 05 | 2014
Hallucinations common suicide motive in schizophrenia patients

By Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter.
Hallucinations and/or delusions appear to be a common factor prompting patients with schizophrenia to attempt

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22 | 05 | 2014
Mindfulness - Wake Up and Pay Attention!

By Ruby Wax, The Huffington Post.
I just spent three days at an incredibly expensive hotel, which I would never have paid for but Ed (husband) won it in a raffle.

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22 | 05 | 2014
A third of first-time mothers suffer depressive symptoms, research finds

By Denis Campbell, The Guardian. Photo: Alamy.

Australian study also suggests more women are depressed when their child turns four than at any time before that.

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21 | 05 | 2014
We need more awareness about events that trigger PTSD

Medicalxpress

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is more likely to be recognised in those suffering military combat trauma than in rape and accident victims,

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21 | 05 | 2014
Shock figures show extent of self-harm in English teenagers

By Lorenza Bacino, The Guardian. Photo: Design Pics Inc/REX.

A World Health Organisation survey reveals that a fifth of 15-year-olds in England say they self-harmed

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21 | 05 | 2014
'I struggle with intimacy': The Voice Australia's Sabrina Batshon opens up about her battle with mental illness... and how the stage is her saviour

By Penelope Kilby, MailOnline
Suffering from a debilitating mental illness most of her life has left Sabrina Batshon insecure and terrified.

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20 | 05 | 2014