Archive | August 2012

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Obesity and Mental Health

I read an interesting article this morning and thought it might interest some of you. The article which featured on the UK’s NHS Choices website – a website run by the UK’s National Health Service – was entitled, “Can avoiding obesity stave off mental decline?” It opened with the statement… “Obesity ‘bad for brain’ by […]

Hey Texas, Have you read the 8th Amendment?

The 8th Amendment of the constitution of the United States of America stipulates that imposing excessive bail, excessive fines or cruel and unusual punishments are ALL prohibited.  In fact the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that this amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause applies to the states. However despite this it appears, if news reports […]

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation And Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a relatively new thing – well certainly in respect of it’s heightened profile – and questions are being asked whether this could be the new Electroconvulsive Therapy. In essence, if I understand it correctly, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation simply is what it says on the tin.  ‘Trans’ means across, ‘cranial’ refers […]

Originally posted on Voices of Glass:
Since I am resting up today, I thought I would write you all a little story…. She stood looking out of the window at the world outside distorted through the raindrops which fell and clung to the glass. They were but a simple sad reflection of the sorrow that…