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Suicide and Bipolar – How to manage the risks

Suicide is the most prevalent cause of death worldwide. It is on the extreme point of the suicidal spectrum of suicidal thoughts and behaviours. This spectrum ranges from risk-taking personality to different degrees of suicidal acts and even complete suicide. It has been long debated upon that suicide is a sudden act of vulnerability, but on a deeper level of analysis, it is long-considered ideation based upon hopelessness and collective unfortunate circumstances

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Addcounsel, where the wealthy come to be treated for mental health in London

Mental health illnesses have been a major cause behind preventable deaths and disease burden in the world. Specifically in the United Kingdom, 16% of the population goes through mental illnesses such as major depressive disorder, suicidal behaviours, alcohol and drug abuse and anxiety. There is a growing number of people who have mixed anxiety and depression, coming around 7% in the young population.

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Treating addiction in the older population

Alcohol use disorder is said to be lessened in the later age population but there is a growing statistic for older adults. As we grow old, many stressful life events can make us vulnerable, such as the death of a loved one, divorce or separation, lack of physical mobility, lifestyle illnesses and retirement liabilities.

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ADHD and Addictions

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that hinders the behavioural and communicative aspect of an individual. Though it is being diagnosed at any age, its symptoms show most in the first two years.

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The Dangers of Smart Drugs

‘Smart’ drugs, more accurately referred to as nootropics, are a growing global market. By 2017, the global nootropic market was estimated at around 1,234 million USD, according to a report published by Zion Market Research

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Understanding Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal

The use of alcohol and other drugs is prevalent in the UK and worldwide. Addiction is a severe illness that impacts hundreds of thousands of people every year. According to The National Drug Treatment Monitoring System, there were almost 270,000 UK adults in contact with addiction treatment services between 2017 and 2018
This blog will explore the physical effects of trauma on the brain and how it impacts the realities and perceptions of trauma survivors.

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The Physical Effects of Trauma on the Brain

Trauma can lead to a range of debilitating physical and psychological health conditions. Most notably, trauma can result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is characterised by intense flashbacks to the traumatic event(s), nightmares, hyperarousal, and disturbing emotions and memories. Survivors of PTSD have been known to engage in avoidant behaviours such as social withdrawal and substance abuse.
This blog will explore the physical effects of trauma on the brain and how it impacts the realities and perceptions of trauma survivors.

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How to Cope With the January Blues

January is one of the coldest, dreariest months of the year. The dark mornings, the short days, and the long nights can make us feel more tired and run down than usual. During this vulnerable time, it is important to develop some healthy coping behaviours.

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Understanding Neuroplasticity

As we grow from children into adults our brains are continually changing. Through each new or repeated experience, connections are formed in the brain that influence how we understand and engage with ourselves and the world around us.

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Ketamine and its Clinical Uses

Ketamine has emerged in recent years as a powerful aid in the treatment of depression. Though a popular recreational drug commonly abused across the U.K., ketamine was first introduced as anaesthetic agent in the 1960s, and is still used as such today. In this blog, we will explore how ketamine is being used as a powerful antidepressant, and its potential for aiding recovery from anxiety-related and substance use disorders.

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Understanding Pregabalin

Pregabalin is an anti-convulsant, pain-relieving medication, under the classification of Gabapentinoids. As an anti-convulsant, or anti-epileptic drug, Pregabalin works by reducing the intensity of ‘abnormal electrical activity in the brain.’ For the treatment of neuropathic pain, it reduces pain sensitivity by disrupting the pain signals sent from the brain through the spinal cord.

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