by BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM C. MENNINGER, USA MILITARY psychiatry differs from civilian psychiatry in that the Army must be totally responsible for a man — not only for his food and clothing, but especially for his ability to participate in his particular mission. Consequently, when a man did not fulfill his function, the Army had to find the cause and, if possible, remedy it. In many instances the cause lay in his personality and in his emotional difficulties. Since there is a human tendency to retreat into illness under stress, it was not surprising to find that many men became ill when they were unable to meet the demands of the new life. Military psychiatry differs also in quality from civilian psychiatry. In the Army much more effort and time are invested in a preventive psychiatryan attempt to keep men healthy and to seek out causes for poor morale. Until comparatively recently, the majority of civilian psychiatric patients had to be brought to the psychiatrist by relatives, … [Read more...] about Psychiatry and the War
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Published 4 October 2017 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Dr Stacie Grossman Bloom is a neuroscientist who has three daughters. She also has a successful career at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. She has examined the role that neuroscience can play in boosting confidence. This is particularly useful to many women who need exactly that, she writes as part of this year's 100 Women Challenge . Confidence is something that many women want, but don't know how to get. Yet, we need to embrace our abilities and our value and have self-esteem to be successful. Without it, we are less likely to seek promotion, speak up in meetings, and rise into leadership positions. This ultimately has an enormous impact, as study after study shows that having women at work in positions of power correlates with profitability, more collaborative environments, and improved problem solving. … [Read more...] about 100 Women: Can we wire our brains for confidence?
A lot of people are reflexively sceptical when meditation is brought up. “I was one of those people,” admits Russell Glass, the American chief executive of Headspace Health on a trip to London. “I’d heard the term mindfulness before and - do you have the term ‘woo woo’ over here? - It all felt kind of woo woo to me.” Today, Glass, a serial entrepreneur from New Jersey, meditates daily and has been the boss of one of the world’s biggest mental health apps since October 2021. Headspace, which has offices in California and London, experienced an influx of users during the pandemic as rates of depression and loneliness soared. Glass’s Damascene conversion was years earlier. In 2014, he had just sold his marketing start-up Bizo to LinkedIn for $175m (£144m), becoming one of the social networking giant’s top executives and netting a fortune. He should have been on top of the world, but says he found it difficult to feel at home. “I was really struggling when I joined LinkedIn from … [Read more...] about ‘Working from home is contributing to Britain’s mental health crisis’
Dementia: Dr Sara on benefits of being in nature Sign up for FREE health tips to live a long and happy life SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Advancements in medicine have seen the number of elderly people increase year on year, explaining the rising prevalence of dementia . The faster the disease is diagnosed, the longer doctors are able to extend the quality of life of sufferers. Some studies suggest brain decline may be accompanied by changes in the hair and nails. Related articles Covid: Seven reasons people could have avoided infection Covid: UK in the 'midst of a very big wave' warns professor - symptoms In a 2015 report titled Skin Lesions: A valuable sign in the diagnosis of dementia … [Read more...] about Dementia symptoms: The hair change seen in ‘70%’ of patients with Alzheimer’s disease
Dr Zoe says walking can reduce risk of dementia Sign up for FREE health tips to live a long and happy life SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Dementia describes a syndrome linked to an ongoing decline of brain functioning. There are many different types of this syndrome, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common diagnosis. Fortunately, getting a certain vaccine could lower your risk of this dementia type. Related articles Cancer: The popular drink that can cause 'several types' of cancer Dementia: The type of fish linked to the brain condition According to an early online version of a study that will be published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease in August, those who had a flu jab … [Read more...] about Dementia: The surprising factor that can reduce your risk by 40% – not a lifestyle change
The big reveal... adults and youngsters with various hidden disabilities got together (Image: Stuart Randle Photography) Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info She had a ‘invisible’ disability - a stoma bag fitted because of a long and painful battle with ulcerative colitis. She decided to campaign for those with a hidden disability - to show that others that not all disabilities and conditions can be seen. Related articles Farmers suffer labour shortages and food waste 'Total mess' as BA cancels 105,000 passengers' flights So she has held photoshoots all across the UK where people have stripped off to show their disability to the world. And … [Read more...] about ‘We stripped to make our invisible disabilities visible’ Brave photoshoots shame critics
By Catherine Morrison Published 12 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The brother of a former Muckamore Abbey hospital patient has told the inquiry he believes his brother's arm had to be amputated due to a lack of care from staff. Stephen lived at Muckamore on and off from December 1988 to October 2013. His brother, Ian, appeared before the public inquiry into what happened at the hospital. Stephen is now 53 and has Down's syndrome and various different needs. He requires 24-hour care. When Stephen entered Muckamore initially, Ian said he was placed in a locked ward. "It was like a prison," Ian said. "There were a lot of violent patients. It was not appropriate for Stephen's needs, he never should have been put there." Stephen was bitten twice by other patients and his brother told the inquiry the incidents were not investigated … [Read more...] about Muckamore inquiry: Lack of care at hospital ‘led to arm amputation’