Sean Kaliski

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Murder accused uses anti-Semitism in his legal battle

In the Western Cape High Court last Wednesday, the accused was being cross-examined about whether he was fit to stand trial and could appreciate the …

Dementia exercise programmes 'don't slow brain decline'

<b>Exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia "don't work", according to researchers writing in the British Medical Journal.</b><p>They found no improvements in thinking skills or behaviour in more than 300 people in their 70s who did aerobic and strength exercises over four months.<p>On the …

Cognitive Impairment

Gamer killed himself as father tells inquest gaming causes 'isolation and disconnection' from family

A big computer gamer who hanged himself could have become isolated and depressed by his online life.<p>Matthew Beaumont, 21, killed himself after playing Assassin's Creed and FIFA games for hundreds of hours.<p>University of Hull student Matthew was found dead in his room at Ashcourt student …

Mental Health

Mindfulness may have been over-hyped

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for millennia – and today is a billion-dollar business. But how much does the practice really change our health?<p>In late 1971, US Navy veteran Stephen Islas returned from Vietnam, but the war continued to rage in his head. “I came very close to committing …

Mindfulness

The surprising benefits of electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy helps patients with their symptoms in more than 80% of cases – but its stigma means it may not be helping the people it could.<p>Eighty years ago at the University of Rome La Sapienza, doctors sent 100 volts of electricity through the head of a 39-year-old man. A week …

The Brain

Report finds 'serious issues' with use of Mental Health Act

People with serious mental illness are suffering neglect and discrimination when they have been detained for treatment, according to a report ordered by Theresa May.<p>Too many of those sectioned under the Mental Health Act receive a lack of dignity and respect from staff, according to the review of …

Mental Health

The unique way the Dutch treat mentally ill prisoners

In the Netherlands, criminals with mental illness are treated completely differently from many other countries. Melissa Hogenboom visits a Dutch prison to find out how.<p>When I arrive at Zwolle prison in the Netherlands, it’s initially hard to imagine that the quiet building, situated next to a …

Mental Health

Mental health labels can help save people's lives. But they can also destroy them

Like an overbearing partner, a diagnosis sometimes stops the patient finding a voice of their own<p>An important Lancet Psychiatry paper has just come out. It is the largest review looking at service user, carer and clinician experiences of mental health diagnosis. For some people, psychiatric …

Mental Health

Goldman Prize: Two South African activists win for halting secret Russian nuclear deal

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> It was the ultimate David versus Goliath battle.<p>Two female South African environment activists working for small NGOs taking on the South African government and winning a legal challenge that stopped a $76 billion dollar nuclear deal with Russia.<p>For their herculean efforts, …

South Africa

South Africa riots force president to leave Commonwealth summit

Cyril Ramaphosa travels to North West province where police have fired rubber bullets during protests over alleged corruption and failing services<p>South African police have fired rubber bullets at protesters as violent riots forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short his attendance at the …

South Africa

Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says

The Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich’s so called euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live, according to a study by a medical …

Autism

Danish inventor accused of Kim Wall murder 'psychopathic', court hears

Peter Madsen said ‘a dead body does not deserve any special respect’, psychiatric report says<p>A Danish inventor discussed dismembering the body of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall without emotion in interviews with forensic psychiatrists, and demonstrated no compassion for her or her family, …

Crime

Hundreds of mental health patients died after NHS care failures

Guardian investigation finds 271 highly vulnerable patients died between 2012 and 2017 after 706 failings by health bodies<p>• ‘My son was left to rot at home’ • ‘She was screaming out for help’<p>At least 271 highly vulnerable mental health patients have died over the last six years after failings in …

Mental Health

Admissions to hospital for drug-related mental health problems soar

NHS hospitals in England treating twice as many people with drug-related disorders as they did 10 years ago<p>Soaring numbers of children, young people and pensioners in England are being taken to hospital after suffering serious mental disorders as a result of taking drugs, NHS figures …

Mental Health

Widow of academic killed by mentally ill man: 'I still have no answers'

Hugging her two-year-old daughter, Fleur, Nadja Ensink-Teich turns the pages of the small photo book. “Papa”, Fleur says excitedly, pointing to a picture of her father, Dr Jeroen Ensink, cradling her as a newborn on the sofa of their London flat 11 days after her birth.<p>“This one was taken just one …

Crime

'The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell'

<b>Pauline Dakin's childhood in Canada in the 1970s was full of secrets, disruption and unpleasant surprises. She wasn't allowed to talk about her family life with anyone - and it wasn't until she was 23 that she was told why.</b><p>There was always something unusual about Pauline Dakin's family.<p>"My brother …

Positive Thinking

The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

Doctors hope study will put to rest doubts about the medicine, and help to address global under-treatment of depression<p>It’s official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy<p>Antidepressants work – some more effectively than others – in treating depression, according to authors of a …

Depression

Could the Montessori method help people with dementia?

Normally associated with children – in particular, a future king of England – it may come as a surprise that Montessori education methods can be highly effective for supporting people with dementia.<p>This alternative approach to schooling was founded by Italian educator Maria Montessori in the early …

Education

Five easy things you can do now to make better photos

We are all familiar with the common ones of making sure focus is correct, rule of thirds, tangents, and great gear. However, there are a few ways of …

Wildfires

Air pollution linked to ‘extremely high mortality’ in people with mental disorders

A major study in Hong Kong shows the risk of death rises sharply on hazy days, when air pollution is much worse<p>The risk of death for people with mental and behavioural disorders rises sharply on days when air pollution reaches toxic peaks, a major study in Hong Kong has found.<p>Researchers analysed a …

Pollution

NHS patients having to be sectioned to get help, says regulator

A lack of mental health services in England means a growing number of patients are having to be sectioned to get help, according to the NHS care regulator.<p>A review by the Care Quality Commission found that the rise in the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act was due partly to the fact …

Mental Health

Alarm over restraint of NHS mental health patients

Patients in mental health units were physically restrained by staff more than 80,000 times last year in Britain, including 10,000 who were held face down or given injections to subdue them, new NHS figures show.<p>Girls and young women under the age of 20 were the most likely to be restrained, each …

Mental Health

Most women murdered by men are killed by current or former partner, figures show

More than two thirds of women murdered by a man last year were killed by a partner or former partner, new findings reveal.<p>A total of 113 women were …

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. By Susana Ferreira<p>When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, …

Drug Addiction

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Tutorials

Home Office systematically ignores medical advice to keep mentally ill immigrants in detention

The Home Office is systematically ignoring independent medical advice not to detain people who are mentally ill as part of their bid to crackdown on …

Escaped hospital patient aimed to show he could be outside

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii psychiatric patient who acknowledges killing a woman nearly four decades ago said Thursday he escaped from his hospital and …

Crime

Zuma's free education adviser was a spy

Angelique Serrao<p>Johannesburg - The man who is reportedly the architect of South Africa's new plan for free higher education, worked as a spy at the …

South Africa

Denis Goldberg, hero of anti-apartheid struggle, tells of his last battle – for art

Denis Goldberg has faced down death before. Half a century ago he sat in the dock with Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia trial, the court case that shaped modern South Africa. Both were expecting to be executed for their fight against apartheid. When the judge handed down a sentence of life …

South Africa