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Perceptions of mental health: how helpful are biological models of eating disorders?

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Anorexia nervosa is an extremely debilitating eating disorder, and has the highest mortality of any psychiatric disorder. Shockingly, a review of the Prevalence and Incidence of Eating Disorders estimated that only one third of patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, and about 6% from bulimia nervosa, receive adequate mental health care. Here, Jenny…

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Toxic Stress: A Threat to the Futures of Millions of Children

By | The Wider World | No Comments

Last year, Rosa [Cheesman, EDIT Lab PhD student] wrote about the state of refugees’ mental health in camps, and the factors underpinning resilience to mental health issues as a result of trauma. Continuing the theme, Shivani [Parikh, EDIT Lab placement student] has investigated how the Syrian Civil War might alter children’s development. This article…

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Callous? Unemotional? Chances are you won’t be losing any sleep over it

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If you’ve ever suffered from problems with your emotions or behaviour, you might have struggled with disturbed sleep, too. But are emotional or behavioural difficulties always associated with poor sleep? Are some types of people with difficulties actually better sleepers than your average person? New research from our team suggests…

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