Do you really like it? Social media on the brain.
Social media is something that has become commonplace in most of our lives – we wake up, we scroll the feed, we post throughout the day, like, comment, tweet and share. Most of us are familiar with the concept, despite social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook only coming into popular mainstream use in the last 15 years.
Frauds, fear of failure and finances: The mental health problem in academia
Mental health is a hot topic at the moment – and it is about time. Around 1 in 6 adults will experience anxiety or depressionwith the number of people recognising suicidal thoughts increasing drastically… Read More
Life of Prion
A peculiar group of proteins, prions, have earned a mythical status in sci-fi due to their unorthodox properties and unusual history. These deadly particles often play a villainous role in fiction, appearing in the Jurassic Park franchise, and countless zombie stories. Even putting apocalyptic conspiracies aside, prions are one of the wackiest products of nature, with a history so remarkable it needs no embellishment… Read More
My Reflection on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
“You’ve got that compulsive… bloody… disorder.Words from my dad. I was keeping him awake most nights, pacing the hallway outside his room. The thing was, I couldn’t go to bed without walking in and out of my room until it felt …right. First, I would make my bed and shake the duvet five times. If I lost concentration or had a certain thought, I had to shake the duvet five times more. Then I would go to the loo, and go back to my room, that’s where my pacing came in. Closing the door had to be done correctly too, a certain number of times or until it felt safe to move on. All of this was just too loud for my dad…Read More
Can’t or Won’t – An Introduction To Apathy.
Often, when a person hears the word apathy, an image comes to mind. A glassy-eyed teenager scrolling vacantly through their phone while their parent looks on in despair. While comical, it does not reflect what apathy really is clinically: a complex symptom that has important clinical significance…Read More