Stamping out stigma: 5 mental health misconceptions

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Mental illness is a sign of weakness. People with depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions aren’t “mentally weak.” Mental strength is not the same as mental health. So...

Are you SAD?

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    There has been a bit of a kick back this week against the rather glib idea of Blue Monday, supposedly the most miserable day of the year – but actually a concept made up by a holi...

1000 Patients seen… But we’re not happy

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  We had our 1000th patient book an online appointment with a consultant psychiatrist a few days ago. Over 600 people have paid to see one of our online psychiatrists in the last year – and...

Awareness isn’t action…

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Is the stigma becoming less so? Isn’t it wonderful that nowadays everyone is much more willing to talk about mental health? It is so important that the stigma associated with having a mental rather th...

Psychiatry-UK present at APA New York

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Four of the Partners working with Psychiatry-UK presented at a symposium on Telepsychiatry In The UK at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) held in New York City. In ...

Blue Genes – DNA testing for depression

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Depression is a huge problem which often blights the lives of sufferers and their families. Suicide  is now the leading cause of death among young adults worldwide. However, when one starts trying to ...

The silent killer

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It all looks so very glamorous …and of course he doesn’t realise it – but he’s in huge danger…..   …I’m not talking about the assassination skills of the SMERSH Agent about to attack...

8 Things Psychiatrists want you to know about Depression

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1. Feeling sad does not necessarily mean you have depression Sadness is such a normal emotion – and so very appropriate to many of the experiences that we all have. What would it be to never fe...

Addictions in the UK and the role of Telepsychiatry  

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The future is upon us! Substance misuse is a major problem in the UK. Addiction statistics in the UK remain one of the highest in Europe and we are right up there with the heaviest alcohol consuming ...

Zero Suicide: Mental Health’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal?

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In their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, the authors Collins and Porras coined the term Big Hairy Audacious Goal (2016). This describes a visionary medium term organisati...

​Telepsychiatry – a magic wand?

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Few are more aware of the current problems in healthcare than NHS consultant psychiatrists. Historically, the Cinderella discipline has been badly neglected. Though recently there has been some welcom...

Does Donald Trump have a personality disorder?

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This question seems to have exercised plenty of people recently, including some US  voters, his fellow politicians, other world leaders, worried citizens of the rest of the world, – and a number...