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The Drug Epidemic No-one is Talking About — Alcoholism

The Drug Epidemic No-one is Talking About — Alcoholism

By on September 25, 2018 in Blog with 0 Comments

America is in the grips of a mental health crisis. Due to the subjective nature of mental illness and pervasive underdiagnosis, it is difficult to say with certainty whether our nation’s combined psychological health is deteriorating or improving. However, the signs do not look good. Official figures show that while the suicide rate fell through […]

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How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

By on June 7, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

This chart shows how likely people are to change their beliefs, with 0 being the least. Source: ‘Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence’ (USC/Nature) A recent study suggests that people do indeed hold onto political views more stubbornly than other beliefs, even when presented with information to the contrary. […]

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Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

By on June 7, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

New research published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health suggests that a shift in mindset may be the secret to maintaining a consistent exercise schedule. The problem is an all too common one: you’ve read the headlines imploring you to be more physically active, and you mentally prepare yourself for a new exercise kick. […]

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Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

By on June 5, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

A promising trial has identified a possible new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on rats. The results of the study suggest CBD may have a beneficial effect on the cognitive impairment and social withdrawal commonly associated with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is believed to affect around 1.1% of the adult population globally. Many […]

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