Mental Health

It’s Official : Playing Tetris Is Good For The Brain

According to research published in ‘BMC Research Notes’ playing Tetris leads to a thicker brain cortex and improved brain efficiency. How did the team in New Mexico …

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What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

The term ‘dysmorphophobia’ comes from the greek meaning ‘ugliness of face’. It was introduced in 1886 by Morselli and is defined as the feeling of being …

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Psychopathic Personality Disorder

Hollywood often depicts Psychopaths as charming and cruel individuals. But is this an accurate portrayal?
Psychopathy, sometimes referred to as Anti-social Personality Disorder or Dissocial Personality Disorder, …

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Alcohol And Depression: A Potentially Lethal Mix

Most of you will have heard the expression “drowning your sorrows”, but what are the social, physical and mental implications of doing so – particularly when linked …

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Wine, Chocolate And Tea Improve Brain Power

A team from Oxford’s Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics has found that wine, chocolate and tea improve cognitive performance. The common factor in all …

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The Use of Antidepressants Is On The Increase

In 2008 there were 2.1m more prescriptions of antidepressants than in 2007. Does this suggest doctor’s are supplying these drugs as a quick fix, rather than …

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