We have all heard someone say that they need a drink after a stressful day. Maybe you’ve even done it yourself. It can be tempting to reach for a glass of wine or a pint of beer to help settle your nerves. The relationship between anxiety and alcohol is complicated. While many believe a drink …
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
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.
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.
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.
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.