Posts tagged “depression”

New figures confirm biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years

December 19th, 2017
New figures confirm biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years

New figures have confirmed the biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years. According to statistics from the Office for National Statistics, the rate has fallen by 3.6 percent, which represents the sharpest fall in two decades. New figures show that the rate fell by 3.6 percent, which equates to 223 deaths, between 2015 and […]

Global Study Says Anxiety Disorders Need More Research

June 6th, 2016
Global Study Says Anxiety Disorders Need More Research

A global review of anxiety says that as the disorder is more common than we think, more attention should be paid to it in mental health research. Anxiety is defined as feelings of fear, unease and worry that carry on for extended periods of time and affect everyday life, becoming overwhelming. This is commonly accompanied […]

8 Facts About Depression

October 9th, 2015
8 Facts About Depression

The NHS estimates that around 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer with depression to some degree at some point in their lives. Awareness of depression has increased over the last few years but there are various myths and misconceptions around, with many medical experts believing that depression is poorly understood. Here are 8 facts […]

Is Male Depression Going Under The Radar?

December 11th, 2013
Is Male Depression Going Under The Radar?

The Chief Executive of the organisation Mind, Paul Farmer, believes that there a large numbers of men suffering from depression who are missing out on treatment. Males between 40 and 50 are the most at risk of committing suicide out of any demographic in the UK. Men within this demographic often are concerned with feeling […]

Does Abortion Increase Mental Health Risks?

February 10th, 2011
Does Abortion Increase Mental Health Risks?

Apparently not according to recent research. The author of one study published in the New England Journal of Medicine said she was “not surprised by [the] findings.” Trine Munk-Olsen added: “Most well-made studies in the field of abortion and mental health show that having an abortion is not associated with an increased risk of having […]

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