Mental Health Weekly News – November 14th 2014

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Communication     

Is the phone call dead?  The collapse of Nokia and this article in The Telegraph explains the demise of spontaneous verbal communication and the drivers for this.

Phobias

The Times reports the revival of single-session, exposure-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in the treatment of phobias and anxiety. It has been advocated as money saving treatment approach for health services as phobias are cured in one 15 minute session, rather than a course of treatments.

Obesity

This article in The Telegraph explains how stress and emotional eating often leads to obese staff in the health service and beyond.

An English school has initiated daily workouts for pupils in a pioneering obesity fight.

This online survey at Nightingale Hospital’s website can identify your perception of food and eating.

Drug addiction

A major drug addiction charity in Scotland has called for drug addiction to be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal issue.

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