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Prioritise Mental Health Now!

by Dr Emma Gray - 10th September, 2014
Prioritise Mental Health Now!

Prioritise Mental Health Now! The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies has spoken out about the urgent need to prioritise the treatment of mental health illness in the UK. It is estimated that mental health illnesses like anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorders not otherwise specified {EDNOS}) are costing the economy 100 billion pounds in absence from work, lost productivity and benefits payments. Yet despite mental health problems representing 28% of all illness only 13% of the NHS budget is […]...

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Am I Neurotic Or Psychotic – How Do I Tell?

There has long been confusion amongst individuals suffering with mental health problems as to whether they are neurotic or psychotic with many fearing that if they have a neurotic problem they will soon also develop a psychotic problem.   Neurotic problems are problems such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders (including bulimia disorder, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and eating disorders not otherwise specified {EDNOS}). What these problems all have in common is that thoughts have become distorted resulting in beliefs that […]...

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Mental Health – Eroding The Stigma

The recent public furore in relation to the sale by major UK retailers, Tesco, Asda and Amazon of offensive halloween costumes depicting “mental patient” characters has reignited the debate surrounding mental health and public perception. The release of the costumes for sale was met with a great deal of press coverage and led to a twitter storm. The vast majority of the commentary raised serious concerns at the prejudicial and crass stereotype of mental health issues that the costumes fuelled, and the use of that stereotype for commercial gain by […]...

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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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