The feel-good effect of smiling is something you probably thought you were pretty clued up on. Psychologists revealed in the journal Psychological Bulletin that facial expressions can directly influence our mental health. Scientists looked at almost half a century of data exploring whether facial expressions affect mood.
Ariana Grande was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the Manchester Arena attack in 2017.
“I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self."
Under new guidance NHS psychiatrists are being encouraged to ask under-18s with mental health issues about their social media usage.
For Franz Kafka it was “the feeling of having in the middle of my body a ball of wool that quickly winds itself up, its innumerable threads pulling from the surface of my body to itself”. Recent research carried out by the Evening Standard with our Future London partner Babylon shows that generalised anxiety disorder is the number one medical condition in every one of the capital’s boroughs bar Islington (where it came in third). “I can’t recall a time when we’ve been talking about anxiety in the volumes that we are now,” says Nicky Leadbetter, CEO of the charity Anxiety UK (anxietyuk.org.uk).
More than one in 10 boys (12.2 per cent) aged between five and 10 are likely to be suffering from a mental disorder, according to new data analysis. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has examined a report published by NHS Digital last year and found that young boys are twice as likely as young girls to suffer from conditions such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety. The NHS report, which came out in November, found that one in eight children in England are living with a mental health problem and the new ONS analysis sought to establish what factors contribute to this.
“Two years into my abusive relationship I resorted to self-harm. When my abuser would threaten or attack me, I cut my wrist as a way to disarm him."
Men’s brains are nearly four years “older” than those of females the same age, explaining why women stay sharper for longer in old age, according to new research.
'Flow' is a headset and app that may be the key to helping people overcome depression - and it'll soon be available to buy.