May 28, 2014


Mental Health

 


More awareness of PTSD triggers needed


irishhealth.com, 27-May-2014


PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can occur after experiencing an intensely stressful event in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. According to the findings, the disorder is less likely to be recognised in those who have had accidents or been sexually assaulted compared to those who have suffered military-related trauma.


 


Depression risk rises with visits to fertility clinics


Irish Independent, 26-May-2014


Couples who attend infertility clinics for a second time can suffer increased levels of depression and sadness.


 


Stripping the stigma from mental illness


Sunday Business Post Magazine, 25-May-2014


Research in 2012 by the mental health campaign group See Change, shows 50 per cent of Irish people would still deliberately conceal a mental health problem at work. A new campaign aims to get people talking openly about mental health problems.


 


Mental illnesses as bad for you as heavy smoking


Irish Examiner, 23-May-2014


Serious mental illness can reduce a person's life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, when the average reduction in life expectancy for heavy smokers is eight to 10, according to researchers from Oxford University.


 


City scientist identifies mental health signals


Galway City Tribune, 23-May-2014


A new study by a Galway scientist has revealed that genetic variants associated with risk for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders are also associated with performance on measures of IQ, memory and social cognition.


 


Mental Health Services facing potential deficit


Irish Medical News, 23-May-2014


A number of mental health services are facing a combined potential deficit of €10.5 million.


 


Stress on the farm now a major mental health issue


Nationalist & Munster Advertiser, 22-May-2014


More than 9,000 calls were made by farmers and rural dwellers to a national suicide prevention helpline over a recent 14-month period, with more than half admitting they had attempted suicide in the past.


 


Policy of sending mentally ill patients abroad being reviewed


Irish Independent, 22-May-2014


The HSE is reviewing the practice of sending people abroad for mental health treatment following controversy over the closure of services here.


 


Suicide




HSA probe psychiatric 'war zone' at hospital


Galway City Tribune, 23-May-2014


Staff letter alleges staff at Galway’s main psychiatric unit claim it resembles a war-zone with "dangerously low" staffing levels and "alarming overcrowding" of mental health patients at risk of suicide.


 


Psychiatric unit is safe, says Lynch


Irish Examiner, 23-May-2014


It has emerged that last week, a patient absconded from the psychiatric unit in University Hospital Galway and later died by suicide.

 

 

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