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Cat 653. Rep03 understanding psychosis. Prince wins praise for his candour over mental health. Prince Harry’s decision to open up about his mental health problems represents a “true turning point” in the fight to change attitudes, experts said.

Prince wins praise for his candour over mental health

The prince said that losing his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, when he was 12 had a profound effect on his adult life, which descended into “total chaos”. He said that he dealt with the grief by blocking out all thoughts of her until he sought therapy. Theresa May called the decision to speak out a “really important moment” while a leading psychiatrist said that in one 25-minute interview the prince had “achieved more good than I have in 25 years”. Using Architecture To Explain 16 Mental Illnesses And Disorders. If you had to imagine your mental illness or disorder as a house, what would it look like?

Using Architecture To Explain 16 Mental Illnesses And Disorders

Show Full Text Federico Babina has just released a new project called Archiatric, which depicts 16 different conditions as works of architecture in various states of repair. The designs are chillingly abstract, but for anyone living with the agony of mental illness, they're all too accurate. An animated video posted to the Barcelona-based digital artist's YouTube page further intensifies the effect of the images. Babina is known for architecture-inspired work, using a unique geometric style that takes clear notes from cubism. Diaries of a Broken Mind. Stephen Fry - The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive Part 1. Britain's Mental Health Crisis. Bedlam - Anxiety Episode 1 of 4 Mental Health Inpatient UK Documentary 2013. Don't Call Me Crazy Episode 1 of 3 Mental Health Documentary 2013.

I'm Broken Inside - Sara's Story Mental Health Documentary 2016. BBC Mental A History of the Madhouse FULL DOCUMENTARY. Marks and Spencer offers cafe space for 'frazzled' people. Children face 12-month mental health wait. Image copyright Getty Images More than 100 children who began receiving specialist mental health care in the last three months of 2016 had waited more than a year to get help.

Children face 12-month mental health wait

NHS Scotland figures showed that 4,222 patients started treatment from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) over the period. Of these, 101 had waited 53 weeks or more for their specialist help. Only 16 patients had to wait more than a year in the last quarter of 2015, the statistics showed. The NHS in Scotland provides specialist mental health care for children and young people suffering from conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, behaviour problems, depression and early onset psychosis. 'I was dragged to a psychiatrist - and it was the best thing I did'

'I don't recognise my father' in new film Mad To Be Normal. New film Mad To Be Normal, starring David Tennant, had its premiere as the closing gala of the Glasgow Film Festival on Sunday.

'I don't recognise my father' in new film Mad To Be Normal

It tells the story of famous Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing and his attempt to set up a "safe haven" at Kingsley Hall in London where people with schizophrenia and therapists lived together. Laing's son Adrian reacted to the film for BBC Scotland. "Mad to be Normal purports to be a dramatisation of the Kingsley Hall era (1965 - 1970) of my father - Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing. "However, it is not. The psychiatrist who wanted to make madness normal "There is no Mary Barnes, Joe Berke or any other significant player of the time including David Cooper, Aaron Esterson, Sidney Briskin or Clancy Sigal.

"The de-fragmentation and reconstruction of key players creates a deep fault line which cuts through the very heart of the film because the leading cast, with the sole exception of David Tennant, are playing completely fictionalised characters. Young people 'fear stigma' if they ask for mental-health help. Disability benefits should go to 'really disabled people' not 'anxiety sufferers', says Theresa May's adviser. Disability benefits should only go to “really disabled people”, a senior advisor to Theresa May has said, and not those "taking pills at home, who suffer from anxiety".

Disability benefits should go to 'really disabled people' not 'anxiety sufferers', says Theresa May's adviser

George Freeman, a Conservative MP and head of the Number 10 Downing Street policy unit, was defending plans to cut £3.7bn from personal independence payments (PIP). "These tweaks are actually about rolling back some bizarre decisions by [benefits] tribunals that now mean benefits are being given to people who are taking pills at home, who suffer from anxiety," he told BBC Radio 5 Live. "We want to make sure we get the money to the really disabled people who need it. " He added that he and Ms May "totally" understood the problems caused by anxiety. "We've set out in the mental health strategy how seriously we take it," he added.

'Creativity improves wellbeing': art transforms mental health ward. Steep rise in A&E psychiatric patients. Image copyright iStock There has been a steep rise in the number of people arriving at A&E departments in England with mental health problems, figures show.

Steep rise in A&E psychiatric patients

Experts say a lack of early support means patients are reaching crisis. Data compiled for the BBC by NHS Digital showed that between 2011-12 and 2015-16 the number of patients attending A&E units with psychiatric problems rose by nearly 50% to 165,000. For the under 18s alone the numbers almost doubled to nearly 22,000. These figures represent a small minority of overall A&E attendances - just over 1% in total. But the Royal College of Emergency Medicine said that was likely to be the "tip of the iceberg" as these figures just included cases where the primary diagnosis was a psychiatric condition. Patients coming in with self-harm or after an attempted suicide may have been recorded as having a different reason for attending hospital.

Analysis: By Alison Holt, BBC social affairs correspondent. Is this why the research on creativity and mental illness is so contradictory? From Van Gogh to Poe, history is littered with famous cases of creative geniuses plagued by inner turmoil.

Is this why the research on creativity and mental illness is so contradictory?

But going beyond the anecdotal, are creative people really more prone to mental health difficulties? Past studies have led to conflicting results – for every one that uncovered a link, another has come along with the opposite result. In a new paper in Psychological Bulletin, a Netherlands-based team led by Matthijs Baas takes us through a tour of this earlier work and they propose a brain-based explanation for why the results are so messy. Baas’s team begin with findings from earlier meta-analyses – studies that pool data from prior research. These reviews show that “positive schizotypic symptoms” such as impulsivity, hallucinations and superstitious beliefs are more common among creative people, but “negative schizotypic symptoms” – such as cognitive disorganisation and forms of anhedonia, a reduced capacity to enjoy pleasure – are actually less common.

Pessimistic rats are extra sensitive to negative feedback. Depression is complex and influenced by many factors, but the way depressed people think is a likely contributor to the disorder.

Pessimistic rats are extra sensitive to negative feedback

Depression is often associated with cognitive biases, including paying more attention to negative than positive events and recalling them more easily. People with depression also tend to ruminate over perceived failures and criticism, and they are extra sensitive to negative feedback. Analogous cognitive biases can be found in animals. A lot of "voice hearing" isn't an auditory experience at all. The message from recent surveys is that it's not just people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who hear voices in their heads, many people considered mentally well do to.

A lot of "voice hearing" isn't an auditory experience at all

This revelation may have a welcome de-stigmatising effect in terms of how people think about some of the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, but a new study published in Psychosis asks us to hang on a minute – to say that one "hears voices" can mean different things to different people. You might assume that "hears voices" means that a person has an hallucinated auditory experience just like someone is talking to them. But what about hearing an inner voice that is experienced like an out-of-control thought rather than an external voice?

Bedlam’s Door.