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Why The Andreas Lubitz Case Shouldn’t Stigmatise Depression

Why The Andreas Lubitz Case Shouldn’t Stigmatise Depression

​We are all shocked and saddened by the death of 150 people in the Germanwings crash in the French Alps earlier this week. But as reports arise that link the deaths with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's history of depression, many have faulted the way the media is reporting this tragic story. Headlines such as Killer Pilot Suffered from Depression (Mirror), Madman in Cockpit (Sun) and Why Was He Allowed to Fly (Mail) have, according to a joint press release from the mental health charities Mind, Time to Change and Rethink Mental Illness, been overly simplistic.
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Perinatal and Postnatal Depression

Perinatal and Postnatal Depression

Depression is isolating and miserable, and depression during pregnancy or after giving birth often has an added ripple affect as the whole family can be impacted.   Recent research highlights that between 10% and 15% of all mothers will experience postnatal depression. However, the most recent and alarming statistics are that a significant number of mums may continue to suffer from severe depression years after giving birth. New research into epigenetics (the study of how a fetus can be genetically changed due to events suffered by the mother in pregnancy) is...
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Caring for Someone with Dementia

Caring for Someone with Dementia

Having dementia is very worrying. The stress leads to upsetting behaviour, and that is the sort of thing that people find hard to deal with at home. All of them will be solved more easily if there is a relaxed atmosphere at home. If someone is shouting, repeating themselves, refusing to eat, staying cool and tranquil would be a miracle.  So the secret is to put as much in place as possible to keep a stress-free background environment. This means avoiding over-stimulation - and everyone has different things that they find stimulating, so you have to decide for...
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The Relationship between Dust and Depression

The Relationship between Dust and Depression

Too depressed to do housework? The cleanliness of your home is usually one of the first things to suffer when you’re in an emotional black hole. In fact it’s a time when all the basics tend to be neglected– sleep, rest, food and housework. Depression affects our perception of the world and everything in it, making it all feel difficult and like an uphill struggle. Neglected homes are a common sight for Roberto Garritano, founder of cleaning company Twinkle Clean: "I'm still amazed by the amount of mess and dirt some people live in. But often there are things...
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