Mental Health Publications
Asperger’s not in DSM-5 mental health manual – See full article
We have written quite a lot on this site about the DSM5 Mental Health Handbook, because it is such an important handbook in respect of Mental health and affects a lot of our members. So it is with huge concern that I wanted to post the following link to an article I read on NHS […]
Schizophrenia Sufferers Are Being Let Down
The Schizophrenia Commission, an independent group of experts, has released a report on a year-long inquiry it conducted which looked into schizophrenia care in England. The results of the report “The Abandoned Illness” make for extremely interesting reading. But as interesting as they are they will by no means come as a shock to anyone […]
Nocternal iPad Use & Depression – Questionionable Link!
In a recent article in The Daily Telegraph (one of the Uk’s leading tabloids) it was claimed that using an iPad at night could trigger depression. BUT is that true? I felt this was worth mentioning here for couple of reasons. Firstly because many people nowadays, especially many younger people, have iPads and other such […]
Amnesty International Releases New Guide Supporting Mental Health Rights
Because of the international nature of this Guild, I try to keep an eye on what is happening in respect of mental health care globally. But, as many of our members will know that I live in Ireland and thus also keep a keen eye on what is happening here. A week or so ago […]
Sounds Fishy to me!
I have just read an article entitled ‘Fish oil capsules ‘may not slow mental decline’ on NHS Choices – the online website for the UK’s National Health Service – which looks at the alleged benefits of Omega 3 on mental decline. In the article they make the statement… “Fish oils don’t help ward off dementia,” […]
Eye-locks and Other Fearsome Things: Learning to Love as a Bipolar Aspie
Yesterday I received an email from Ellen Stockdale Wolfe. Ellen has written a book (title as above) and wondered if I would include it on our blog. Certainly the book’s title would indicate that it could be relevant to our members. Additionally, it has been a plan of mine to read and review books and […]
May is Mental Health Month in the USA
The following comment was received from Candida Abrahamson and I thought I would feature it here so that it did not get missed. Many thanks to Candida for reminding us…. Just reminding everyone that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, with two main areas of focus: 1. “Do More for 1 in 4″: A call […]
DSM-5 Debate: Committee Backs Off Some Changes, Re-Opens Comments
This is an important article on ‘Time Healthland‘ which came to my notice through one of our member’s blog Manic Muses – many thanks for that 🙂 In essence from what I can make out… 1. They have dropped the plans to include “attenuated psychosis syndrome,” The article reads… One of the new diagnoses that […]
Children who are bullied in early years are up to 3 times more likely to self-harm!
My own personal battle with self-harming is no secret and something I have openly discussed here, on my personal blog, and also on ‘Reson8 Freedom‘ (a fairly new blog dedicated to this specific subject) and to helping others who battle with this. Additionally through following the blogs of Guild Members I am also aware that […]
Washington Post – Psychiatry’s bible, the DSM, is doing more harm than good
One of our members – Manic Muses – has very kindly sent me notification about a very interesting and relevant article published within The Washington Post which is entitled “Psychiatry’s bible, the DSM, is doing more harm than good”. In this article the author – one Paula J Caplain – makes the statement… Since the […]