Tag Archives: mental health

#timetotalk day 4 Feb 2021

#timetotalk day 4th February 2021   Today is Time to Talk Day Have a conversation about mental health today.     The theme for Time to Talk Day 2021 is The Power of Small. A small conversation about mental health … Continue reading

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The lonely, isolating & alienating implications of ME/CFS

The lonely, isolating, and alienating implications of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Samir Boulazreg and Ami Rokach in Healthcare 2020, 8(4), 413; [doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040413]   Review abstract: This article provides a narrative review on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) through … Continue reading

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How common are depression & anxiety in adolescents with CFS?

How common are depression and anxiety in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and how should we screen for these mental health co-morbidities? A clinical cohort study, by Maria E Loades, Rebecca Read, Lucie Smith, Nina T Higson-Sweeney, Amanda Laffan, … Continue reading

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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 … 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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