Alice Elizabeth Lenehan

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This mysterious disease makes it impossible to lose weight

Do your legs often swell up from the hips down to the ankles? Do you bruise really easily? Do your legs have small varicose veins? Are your legs ever …

Mental Health

7 Myths About Bipolar Disorder To Stop Believing

When people hear "bipolar disorder," they might picture someone ecstatic one moment, and depressed another. Because mental health is so stigmatized …

Mental Health

Study: We often accept information as true if it aligns with our worldview

“This involuntary, ‘reflex-like’ tendency to consider things we already believe in as being true, might dampen our ability to think things through in …

How to manage the highs and lows that Is bipolar disorder

It is a diagnosis that many patients keep as a secret, fearing personal or career fallout because of the stigma attached to mental illness. Others …

Mental Health

Addiction and Depression: The Vicious Cycle

Addiction and depression often go hand in hand, but which came first is not always clear. In some cases, drugs or alcohol are turned to for relief …

If Anti-Depressants Are Tanking Your Sex Drive, Here's What You Can Do About It

If you've been diagnosed with depression, you may be taking antidepressants to assist you in managing your mental health. One side effect of some …

7 People On The Metaphors That Helped Them Understand Their Mental Health Issues

Mental health is an incredibly complex subject to grapple with on your own, and even more difficult topic to fully explain to someone else. I …

‘Listen to your body’: 5 things you shouldn’t feel guilty about if you have depression

<b>Depression and guilt go hand in hand.</b><p>You have a bad mental health day and you start you feel sad.<p>Then you don’t perform as well at work, cancel plans …

The 15 most powerful memoirs about addiction and recovery

Getting Clean

18 Stories Of Addiction That Prove Recovery Is Possible

"One day at a time."<p><i>Warning: This post has detailed descriptions of living with addiction.</i><p>"It's been two and a half years since I stopped using meth. <b>What's kept me sober is knowing that if I do everything I can to the best of my abilities, I will end up where I need to be.</b> I've worked my way up to …

Police release shocking CCTV of moment 51-year-old man was attacked and killed in Trafalgar Square

Police have released the footage of the moment a 51-year-old man was attacked, apparently randomly, in Trafalgar Square, in a bid for witnesses.<p>Desmond O'Beirne, 51, from Westminster was attacked outside the National Gallery at around 00:25 on Saturday, 3rd June 2017.<p>He was approached by two men, …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

11 Things Not to Do When in Conflict With Your Partner

Conflict happens even in the closest of relationships but disagreements do not have to be damaging.<p>Here are 11 things not to do when you are in …

relationship

Do you really know how your partner feels?

When we've been in a relationship for a long time, we may think we're pretty good at telling what our partner is feeling. Is that really the case, …

Personality Formation and Development

It is our personality that makes us who we are, but how exactly do our personalities form? Personality development has been a major topic of interest …

Untangling the Knot: How Do We Best Serve People with Complex Mental Health Challenges?

In 1958, Ruth Birch, frustrated that her son — who struggled with dyslexia — wasn’t being provided an adequate education, began homeschooling him at …

Analysing Stan: what Eminem's ill-fated fictional superfan can tell us about the brain and mental health

Eminem is one of the greatest Hip Hop artists of all time, selling more than 32.2m albums by the end of the noughties and recently racking up more …

Mental Health

Steps to Depression Recovery: Structure

It was right around the age of 14 that I realized I was depressed.<p>I had been struggling in school, struggling to get out of bed each morning due to …

How long-term depression alters the brain

Depression has become a common mental health problem. For some, this condition lingers for many years, and scientists now strive to understand how …

Why So Many Young British People Are Smoking Crack

The past year has seen a huge 30 percent rise in people under the age of 25 seeking treatment for the drug.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>"I can taste ammonia," says Suzie when she can catch her breath long enough to form sentences between hacking coughing fits. "I can't tell you what …

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

Drug Addiction

I’d always felt ‘off’ and now I know why

If you ask the average person on the street to reel off the symptoms of depression, chances are they could. Ask the same person what Borderline …

13 signs you are highly emotionally intelligent

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea — that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success — quickly took off, and it went on to …

Three Compelling Stories Revealing The Pain Of Perfectly Hidden Depression

Trying to understand Perfectly Hidden Depression ® (PHD), what it is, how it came to exist, how it’s maintained and what you can do about it are …

The Shape of Bipolarity

In 1980 The American Psychiatric Association replaced the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual’s (DSM) use of "manic-depression" with "bipolar …

What's the Difference between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder? | The Recovery Expert

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is a serious personality disorder that is often confused with the more commonly known Obsessive …

Anger and psychotherapy

Working with anger in psychotherapy<p>To misquote Tolstoy, unhappy people tend to repeat their ways of being unhappy.<p>They repeat the same psychological …

Treating Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children: Q&A with Peter Parry, MD

<b>CCPR: Dr. Parry, what sort of experience do you have working with children with disruptive behavioral disorders (DBDs)?</b><p><b>Dr. Parry:</b> Beyond 20 years of …

The Women Empowering Others To Put Pleasure In Their Own Hands - PAPER

I wouldn't have gotten through such a crazy, tumultuous year without Fin. As someone who has been riding the course of what feels like an endless dry spell, this vibrator has made me feel more confident and less embarrassed about my inactivity. When someone doesn't get the hint to come over, I …

Sexual Harassment

Nature vs Nurture: Mothers with multiple children have an intuitive grasp of behavioural genetics

<i>Lower scores equals more accurate estimates of genetic inheritance. From Willoughby et al 2018</i><i>By</i> Christian JarrettSeveral prominent psychologists …