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Anti-depressants Or Exercise – Which Is Best?

A Nation of Pill Poppers? We’d Rather Walk or Talk! A recently published study by Nuffield Health has raised headlines across the national press claiming that GPs are turning Great Britain into “a nation of pill poppers” as GPs are turning to prescription medication to treat individuals suffering from mental health concerns, such as anxiety, whilst ignoring other valuable options such as exercise or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) counselling with a psychologist. The study involved 2,000 individuals and of those surveyed, 44% stated that they regularly (at least once a […]...

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Taboos About Mental Health In Football

Taboos about mental health in football Recent high profile cases have shown the severe mental health problems many current and former professional footballers face. It is easy to assume that these sportsman lead a blessed life away from the pressures and anxieties that most of us face, however, the actual facts point to a very different reality. Pressure to perform, short careers, a lack of a good or consistent education and large earnings from a very young age ensure that a large number of these men face real issues with […]...

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Walk To Combat Depression

It has long been recognised that vigorous exercise such as going to the gym, running, swimming and cycling can alleviate the symptoms of Depression. New research, published in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity , has shown that walking also has a ”large effect” on depression and an individuals mental health. As simple a task as taking a brisk walk can form a part of a daily routine to help them overcome depression and the associated impact that has on one’s life, research in Scotland has suggested. It is […]...

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