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Fishing cures PTSD and anxiety, first ever clinical study aims to prove

This report by Danielle Sheridan has been published in The Telegraph. It begins: “ Fishing  has long been lauded as a relaxing pastime which can put one’s mind at ease. While it has been claimed anecdotally that fishing can help with post-traumatic…
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Scientists discover what could be stopping you from happiness

“A new study of 7,443 people from 40 countries were questioned on their emotional wellbeing, satisfaction with life and mood complaints” This article by Joe Pinkstone – concerning a study by researchers from Tilburg University (Netherlands) – appears in The Telegraph….
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‘We are a sedated society’: the rise in antidepressants during lockdown

“One in six of the population is on antidepressants, and the numbers are rising. Are GPs being too ‘trigger-happy’ with prescriptions?” Reporting for The Telegraph, Miranda Levy writes : “As Britain slowly unlocks, we are emerging blinking into the sunlight. But…
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Darkness therapy: could seven days in pitch blackness open your eyes to the world?

“Patients report seismic psychological changes after spending a week in darkness – but science sounds a note of caution” Writing in The Telegraph newspaper, David Hillier reports: “Darkness gets a terrible rap, doesn’t it? Imagine yourself surrounded by interminable blackness and you’ll…
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‘I lost a decade of my life to prescription drugs’

“The main sufferers of prescription-medication withdrawal are white women over the age of 45. We know how to put people on these drugs, we just don’t know how to get them off.” Dr. David Healy, professor of psychiatry, Bangor University….
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Drug trials ‘skewed by the pharmaceutical industry,’ GPs say

A report by Laura Donnelly in The Telegraph (June 2017) notes that: “Four in five GPs believe drug trials are skewed by the pharmaceutical industry, amid widespread mistrust in medical research, polling shows. A report by the Academy of Medical Sciences is…
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