A mental health nurse's comic about schizophrenia.
A comic about schizophrenia.
Very well done.One Simple Mental Exercise to improve your Mind Power — Chess Blog
One Simple Mental Exercise to improve your Mind Power — Chess BlogBBC NEWS | Health | Depression link to processed food
Yet another reason to avoid the middle of the grocery store. (via @seldo)
Eating a diet high in processed food increases the risk of depression, research suggests. What is more, people who ate plenty of vegetables, fruit and fish actually had a lower risk of depression, the University College London team found.
food inc.The Americanization of Mental Illness - NYTimes.com
In any given era, those who minister to the mentally ill — doctors or shamans or priests — inadvertently help to select which symptoms will be recognized as legitimate. Because the troubled mind has been influenced by healers of diverse religious and scientific persuasions, the forms of madness from one place and time often look remarkably different from the forms of madness in another.
from a book on the same topic, describes how the "symptom repertoire" of mental illness is becoming standardized around the world, which is quite different from times past. "we’ve been changing not only the treatments but also the expression of mental illness in other cultures. Indeed, a handful of mental-health disorders — depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anorexia among them — now appear to be spreading across cultures with the speed of contagious diseases. These symptom clusters are becoming the lingua franca of human suffering, replacing indigenous forms of mental illness."John Graham-Cumming: Squaring two digit numbers in your head