Bullying is no longer seen as a rite of passage during childhood or adolescence. It is recognized as a serious mental health risk that can lead to anxiety, depression, confusion, low self-esteem, and even suicide for the victim.
In the long-term, research shows that neuroleptics (antipsychotics) cause more harm than good for many clients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Their side-effect profiles and adverse event profiles are significant, and are dose and duration contingent. The following extract comes directly from the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Thomas Insel, published on August 28, 2013. It mirrors many of my sentiments and clinical observations over 40 years. We’ve got to do better than this!
Being introspective, being prospective, even being retrospective is productive and constructive for many. And according to an article in New York Times, nostalgia -- which is retrospective -- is shown to counteract loneliness, boredom and anxiety.
A new article published in JAMA: Neurology demonstrates a link between genetics, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular problems. There continues to be a large focus within dementia research to understand the link between heart health and brain health. This also is a growing area of research not only because most societies are aging (i.e., the average age of the population increases as people live longer and have fewer children) but also because many societies struggle with increasing obesity rates. Obesity and heart disease are strongly linked.
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