Are UK limits of Safe drinking Safe?
Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43738644
ECT for Depression: No Long-term Dementia Risk https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/893576?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=160643MR?src=soc_tw_share via @medscape
The Anti-Depressant DebateAnti-depressants: Major study finds they workhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43143889
If the above title hits home, then you are not alone. In routine clinical practice, I often get referrals that are primarily for mood swings and unstable emotions. With this, the common psychiatric condition that springs to most people’s mind is one of Bipolar Disorder. However, upon detailed assessments of mood, emotional regulation and other cognitive functions, quite often people are reassured that all mood swings do not necessarily equate to Bipolar Disorder. Adult ADHD can be mistaken and hence missed along with a Personality Disorder.
Some links here might help clarify Bipolar Disorder. But a comprehensive assessment of developmental history, mood symptoms, emotional instability by a trained professional is very important to arrive at a proper diagnosis, leading on to appropriate management.
Working with someone a few days ago, was talking about resilience building and had a good conversation regarding remembering the positives from the past- things that people do that have given them rewards, their past successes and achievements. In Transactional Analysis, we call them Positive Strokes. And this colleague picked up an old newsletter for me that helped me raise my self-esteem further! So going back in life to count all the good things and stroking yourself for those achievements can help in rejuvenation.
An interactive session at Cardiff this PM regarding Adult ADHD & Substance Misuse. A significant number of people with Substance Misuse problems may be having ADHD which when treated may also help in bringing the misuse of substances down. The presentation touches on Assessment, Diagnosis and Management of ADHD including approach to its treatment if Substance Misuse is a problem.