Aspergers and ADHD patients to have doctors appointments over Skype

06 October 2012
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Northamptonshire NHS trust has adopted the use of Skype video calling to enable patients suffering from either Aspergers or ADHD to talk with their doctor from the comfort of their own home. It is hoped that the practice will help cut the 10% of missed NHS medical appointments and is already being adopted by other trusts. The full article can be found here.

Recodings can help dementia patients

26 July 2012
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Discovering the best way to help those with dementia deal with their condition is still in its early stages, but some research suggests that reminiscing about times-gone-by could make a difference. Read more on the BBC website…

Children as young as five are being referred for treatment for depression and anxiety

03 June 2012
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Recent Studies in the UK show that there is a sharp increase in children and adolescents referred to specialist services as they suffer from depression and anxiety. This seems to be linked with the impact of family life stressors such as financial difficulties, unemployment, etc. Read more on the BBC website.

Using rap to treat posttraumatic stress

23 May 2012
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An Iraq war veteran who suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder is using rap to help him overcome his symptoms. It seems that one in six war veterans suffer from PTSD. The use of music has proved to be an alternative way of helping him. Dunson raps about his life: “What’s wrong with me? Got PTSD. These pills ain’t working, man, I still can’t think.” Read more here.

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