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The Negligence and Damages Bill

Recently introduced legislation in the House of Commons, the Negligence and Damages Bill could herald the much-needed upgrading to how the England and Wales law treats victims and bereaved families due to psychiatric harm. The new private bill known as the Negligence and Damages Bill was presented to the House of Commons on 13th October 2015 by Labour M.P Andy McDonald. Among the proposals contained in the Bill is to extend the current list of statutory relationships recognised by law. This is where it is assumed that there exists a ‘close tie of affection and love’. The Bill further...

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Eating Disorder Causes and Responses

Eating Disorders anorexia nervosa This disorder involves extreme weight loss. The individual believes they are overweight, even as they become much too thin to be considered healthy. In some cases, anorexia nervosa can lead to death. Girls are far more likely to be anorexic than boys. Symptoms include: Skipping meals. Eating very small portions, or not eating in front of other people. The person may eat in ritualistic ways (carefully cutting and eating very small pieces of food; separating food to make it appear more is being eaten, etc.) There is often an excuse to not eat Will only...

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Alternative Approaches For Treating Panic Attacks

What You Should Know About What You Can Do Introduction: What is panic? What is anxiety? And when is it a disorder? – Understanding classification The definition of Panic Attacks is a discrete period in which there is the sudden onset of the intense apprehension, fearfulness, or terror, often associated with feelings of impending doom. During these attacks, symptoms such as shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, choking or smothering sensations, and fear of “going crazy” or losing control are present (DSM-4). anxiety disorders, which are often associated with Panic Attacks, are characterized by a severe increase in the level of stress or anxiety. This increase can be related to the presence of particular events or items (triggers) and can also exists without being prompted by any known triggers. Contrary to the popular misconceptions about Anxiety Disorders today, Anxiety Disorder is not a purely biochemical or medical disorder. Currently there are three main schools of thought regarding the etiology of Anxiety Disorders: The Biological Theory, (includes the genetic predisposition in panic disorder and presupposes a chemical imbalance in the brain), The Psychodynamic Theory (looks at childhood issues as being the cause), and the Behavioral Theory (sees the cause as learned behavior, including our negative thought patterns). (Fox, Barker 1997) Anxiety Disorders include the following specific disorders: Anxiety Disorder with or without agoraphobia, Agoraphobia without History of Panic...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Many people who live in the northern latitudes experience the winter blues to some extent. Some can muddle through the lethargy, fatigue and lack of motivation felt during autumn and winter. For those suffering from SAD, it is difficult to make it through the dark season. seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a form of depression that occurs mostly during the fall and winter months, when days shorten and sunlight decreases. One of the characteristics of this particular form of depression is its seasonal aspect. In many of the articles dealing with this subject, you will also find the...

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Stress Busters: Techniques to Win Against Anxiety

stress, as commonly by millions of people around the world, is feeling of heaviness and pressure on one’s physical and mental capacities. It is a feeling of being overwhelmed, or of being unsure of how to meet certain standards, and being filled with anxiety. Although a small amount of stress can increase energy and alertness, it can be very bothersome if it is not addressed properly. Being stressed while at work will decrease one’s focus and can reflect on the job itself. Being stressed by other factors including relationships with other people can be seen in a person’s movement,...

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