Tag Archive | Mental Health News

Wego Health Activist Award!

Hi all, I have today received an email concerning the Wego Health Activist award and I feel very strongly that Mental Health should be represented within this. Because of this I am copying that email here for anyone who is interested. Kind Regards and God bless you. Kevin. Announcing the 2012 Health Activist Awards! We’re […]

NCCAM and Tweeting For Improved Mental Health!

Hi All, I received an email from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) earlier today. As far as I know/can make out (apologies for my ignorance but I live in Ireland) NCCAM is part of America’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) Here is the main content of that letter, which I am […]

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 […]

Brainwave Training – Positive Feedback

A recent article on Kurzweil.net has discussed how researchers from the University of Western Ontario and the Lawson Health Research Institute have found that… functional changes within a key brain network occur directly after a 30-minute session of noninvasive, neurofeedback training.1 The article explains how… Dysfunction of this cognitive-control network has previously been implicated in […]

FDA calls on Teva to withdraw Budeprion XL 300

Apologies for the slight delay in sharing this with you.  It was due to technological difficulties and I am now playing catch up. NBC News.com has reported that the FDA has called on the pharmaceutical company Teva Pharmaceuticals to withdraw the popular antidepressant Budeprion XL 300 from the market. This seems, at least to this […]