The Bullying Must Stop.

    Post by Scott Sastre.

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Study Shows Women are More Likely to be Violent in Relationships.

A new study from academics in Cumbria and Lancashire shows that women are more likely to resort to violence in relationships with men then the other way round. This doesn’t surprise me at all, as it is the best-kept secret in domestic violence. Of course there is a political agenda at play to demonize men…

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Early Therapy May Help Prevent Psychosis.

People are most at risk of developing a psychotic illness in their teens or early twenties.  As a psychotic illness is devastating for the young person and their family, recent emphasis has been placed on early intervention at those at risk of developing psychosis.  The most common treatment is antipsychotic drugs, but this strategy is…

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A Polemic on Pornography.

I remember as a child being first introduced to pornography.  I was in primary school and little over nine years old.  Another boy had found a crumpled, and rain washed, image of a nude woman from a glossy magazine.  I remember the impact of the image … it left me shocked and confused.  Of course…

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Caffeine and Panic Attacks.

Panic attacks are probably the most distressing form of anxiety.  Panic attacks often appear from nowhere, and for no apparent reason, leaving the client feeling vulnerable in the face of their unpredictable nature. For anyone who has experienced a panic attack, they will know how intense and frightening such attacks can be.  Central to the…

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DSM-5 – Medicalisation Gone Too Far?

Medicine proceeds on the basis that there are discreet illnesses that can be first diagnosed, then second, treated.  This works well for heart diseases, skin diseases, and bowel diseases, etc.  But is it appropriate to use this ‘medical model’ for mental health problems? Well the debate is about to be revisited again as the American Psychiatric Association…

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Stop Procrastinating.

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Men and Women’s Emotional Worlds Are Different.

It has long been argued, that men’s brains and women’s brains are essentially identical. On this view, when our girlfriends and wives implored us to ‘get in touch with our feelings’; we tend to think that it’s something that we should and could do. Nevertheless, for many a man, there is often a sense of…

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Female Domestic Abuse: Young Men Most At Risk.

Domestic abuse at the hands of women is a serious, but neglected issue.  Domestic abuse does not just include physical abuse but also other non-physical forms of abuse such as bullying.  Men find it difficult to report and challenge such abuse at the hands of their partners, and perhaps as a result, it remains an…

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