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Mind the Gap: The Importance of the Mind / Body Connection in Physical and Mental Health

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One of the oldest debates in psychology is whether the mind and body are two separate entities or do they impact on each other. The 17th century French philosopher Rene Descartes proposed the idea of ‘Dualism’ and that the mind

‘Bigorexia’ and the modern man

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Most people are familiar with the term anorexia and the idea that pressure to conform to cultural standards of thinness and beauty drives people to starve their own bodies. In 1997, the term Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder (MDD), also referred to

Adolescent depression; More than just teenage angst.

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Depression in adults is well established and publicised. However, depression is not just an illness that affects adults; young people are also vulnerable to suffering with depression and living with this difficult illness. As adolescence is a major transitional stage

Hope

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The transliteration of the word ‘hope’ in Greek is the word elpis. In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth having been created by the gods using earth and water. Pandora was given a container and was told

Why Men Need To Talk

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The power of masculine culture can exert a strong unconscious influence on men, with the old adage ‘boy’s don’t cry.’ This message can be strongly reinforced from a young age with the message that it’s not alright for men to