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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Mental Illness

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# Counselling
80% think counselling and psychotherapy should be regulated
The research also revealed that almost two thirds of people believe it is more acceptable to talk about their problems than it was in the past.
# Basketball
NBA: Rockets suspend rookie for 'refusing to provide services'
Royce White claims his anxiety disorder is not being addressed properly by Houston.
# Mental Health
Men looking after their mental health like never before
Men seeking help for stress, suicidal thoughts and mental health issues have risen by around 25 per cent in Dublin in the past three years.
# Mental Health
Almost one third of mothers in social housing show signs of depression
The study found that a high number of people living in social housing reported mental health illnesses.
# Mental Health
347 psychiatric patients received electro-shock therapy in 2010
A debate is raging over whether patients should ever be given ECT against their wishes
Column: Suicide isn’t wanting to die. It’s not being able to bear living.
We have too many misconceptions about suicide. It’s not shameful – it’s the result of a fatal illness, writes Fine Gael TD Dan Neville.
# Psychiatric Care
Six teens 'injected with malaria' in Austrian psychiatric ward
The alleged victims claim they were deliberately given malaria while being treated psychiatrically at the ward in the 1960s.
Column: How I lost my husband – a story of dementia
Elizabeth Tierney’s husband Jim was diagnosed with dementia in 1997. Here she describes how the man she loved gradually slipped away.
# China
Two children and four adults killed in brutal axe attack in China
China has experienced a string of rampage attacks at schools, retirement homes and on city streets that have left dozens dead and scores more wounded since the start of 2010.
# Mental Illness
‘We branded people lunatics and locked them away’
Patients three to a bed and floors covered in faeces: the full horror of Ireland’s mental institutions is exposed by journalist Mary Raftery.
Column: Mentally ill patients don’t deserve to be locked up
Locking people alone in rooms isn’t a treatment for mental illness – so why are we still doing it, asks Orla Barry of Mental Health Reform.
# Obvious
Brandon Marshall has borderline personality disorder
The Miami Dolphins’man claims to have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. This latest news should come as little surprise.
# Research
Football and traumatic brain injury: a secret history of the NFL
The NFL has a serious problem with concussion, one the league is largely refusing to countenance. A small group of scientists and veterans have set about amassing scientific evidence.
# Stressed
Dozens of Irish developers have died by suicide since recession hit
The use of “terror” tactics by the banks has been blamed for rising psychiatric problems.
# Mental Health
New teen mental health unit to open in Dublin
The unit will provide specialist care to young people suffering from anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.
# Depression
Teens obsessed with the net are more likely to be depressed
New research could go a long way to diagnosing depression early.
# Infanticide
French mother who killed eight babes 'relieved' after confession
Dominique Cottrez is glad her secret is out in the open.
# Pregnancy Denial
What is pregnancy denial?
Another case of multiple infanticide in France has horrified the world – and left many people asking what causes a mother to kill her newborn baby.