Tag Archives: mental health

Time to talk day 1 Feb 2018

Time to Talk Day 1st February 2018 Time to talk day – let’s end mental health discrimination ME is not a mental health condition, but the struggle to cope with a wide array of debilitating symptoms combined with the difficulties … Continue reading

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The presence of co-morbid mental health problems in a cohort of adolescents with CFS

Research abstract: The presence of co-morbid mental health problems in a cohort of adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome, by Maria Elizabeth Loades, Katharine A Rimes, Sheila Ali, Kate Lievesley, Trudie Chalder in Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry [Preprint November 2, 2017] Objective: To … Continue reading

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Mental health resources now also available in Welsh

Families affected by ME or CFS may also on occasion find themselves under great psychological stress and could benefit with some help. Mind Cymru publishes information and offers support at all levels. Yn Mind Cymru rydym wedi ymrwymo i sicrhau bod … Continue reading

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Time to Change Wales – mental health campaign to end stigma & discrimination

Time to Change Wales is the first national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. National Time to Talk Day – 2nd February 2017 – It’s a day that brings the nation together … Continue reading

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The interface between CFS & depression

Research abstract: The chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains a contentious and controversial presentation despite decades of systematic research into the presentation from a variety of specialties within the medical and associated disciplines. Variously championed as an aetiology of immunological, neurological, neurophysiological, psychiatric and psychological origin, … Continue reading

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A patient’s experience of ME/CFS and gaslighting

The Mighty blog post, by Siobhan Simper, 18 Oct 2016: We cannot continue to let doctors ‘Gaslight’ chronic illness patients Author’s warning: This post contains experiences of gaslighting and abuse. Recently, I saw an all-too-common meme on social media: the inspirational disabled … Continue reading

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ME Association challenges Pulse Learning’s classification of ME/CFS as a mental health disorder

ME Association blog post, by Dr Charles Shepherd, 21 August 2016: ME Association challenges Pulse Learning’s classification of ME/CFS as a mental health disorder  The ME Association has today asked the medical education website Pulse Learning to remove Chronic Fatigue … Continue reading

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Gut bacteria spotted eating brain chemicals for the first time

New Scientist article, by Andy Coghlan, 1 July 2016: Gut bacteria spotted eating brain chemicals for the first time: Bacteria have been discovered in our guts that depend on one of our brain chemicals for survival. These bacteria consume GABA, a … Continue reading

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Duncan Smith wants 2million on sick benefits back to work

Daily Mail article, by James Slack and Jason Groves, 18 January 2016: Duncan Smith bid to get 2million on sick benefits back to work: Work and Pensions secretary to call for shake-up of ‘fundamentally flawed’ system Duncan Smith keen to … Continue reading

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Survey for mental health service users

If you have used any of the following inpatient services in the past year MIND would like you to complete their survey on Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA): Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Older Persons Mental Health Services Forensic Mental … Continue reading

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