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WHO suicide report shows we must stop seeing depression as a disorder of developed world

Barbara Sahakian, University of Cambridge and Muzaffer Kaser, University of Cambridge Depression is a major, if not the major, cause of suicide. Every year, almost one million people die from suicide around the world. Depression is often seen as a disorder of the developed world; mental disorders – in particular depression but also disorders from […]

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child abuse, mental health, health, anxiety, depression

Is bullying worse than child abuse when it comes to mental health?

Jennifer Wild, University of Oxford Anyone who has ever been nastily teased or bullied in the playground will remember how it made them feel. Now a new study shows that bullying during childhood is as harmful as abuse. For some people, it is even worse than abuse. The research, carried out by Dieter Wolke from […]

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How reading a little each week is a form of life support

Josie Billington, University of Liverpool One in three adults in the UK – or 16m people – rarely or never read for pleasure. A new survey of 4,164 adults, including both those who read and those who don’t, found that adults who read for just 20 minutes a week are 20% more likely to feel […]