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World Mental Health Day
It has been trending on Twitter and featured on Facebook. Discussed both online and off. In newspapers, in books and in magazines. On television – the tales told both factual and fictional. That autism is in the spotlight like never before is beyond any doubt. Yet understanding – proper understanding – remains elusive. This is...
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It sounds rather clichéd. Like something from a movie or a hackneyed novel. That just before death, life flashes before one’s eyes. The thing is, it might just be true. That conclusion is one that has been reached following research in Jerusalem that suggests that, as our functions start to fail, the parts of the...
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Let us be clear about this right from the start. Our intention is not to criticise, to denigrate or to find fault. There has been much finger pointing – in the main at police forces in England and Wales – in response to the Inspectorate of Constabulary’s report on how child abuse investigations are conducted....
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Is YOUR child overweight? There is, it appears, a reasonable chance of it. You see, according to figures that have been released in recent days, almost one in four under-fives in Britain can be considered as such. This is, for obvious reasons, quite a concern. Research that is due to be presented at a congress...
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This week – November 17th to 21st 2014 – is Anti-Bullying Week. Bullying in all forms is something that, both as professionals and parents, we feel VERY strongly about. In this, we are far from alone. The internet, so often at the root of the problems that children and teenagers experience, is awash with resources,...
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Some statistics about suicide: – On an annual basis, around one million people (worldwide) kill themselves. – On average, suicide claims a life every 40 seconds. – That’s 3,000 deaths per day. – More lives are lost to suicide than homicide and war combined. These figures, incidentally, come from IASP – the International Association for...
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Our name – Child Psychiatry UK – gives us away, rather. It underlines that, in the main, young people are our priority. It is true that children, and their psychiatric and emotional wellbeing, are chief amongst our concerns. But that doesn’t mean we’re not passionate about mental health in all forms. Today, October 10th, is...
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