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High Levels of Personal Debt Could be Creating a Mental Health Time Bomb

28Aug

High Levels of Personal Debt Could be Creating a Mental Health Time Bomb

According to research there is a strong link between financial problems and low mental well-being in over 50's. A study published last week shows that older people who get into financial difficulties are eight times more likely to report being mentally unwell or depressed than those who live comfortably.

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Hypnotism helps boy with crippling fear of flying return home

25Aug

Hypnotism helps boy with crippling fear of flying return home

Joe Thompson, 12, had been due to fly back to Britain with his family last June but his crippling fear of travel that developed in March meant he was stuck.

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More active in the evenings can mean you're more prone to depression

20Aug

More active in the evenings can mean you're more prone to depression

A recent study shows that teenagers who are more active in the evenings are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. This is due to the insomnia that they suffer from due to their evening activities. Researchers say that around 11% of teenagers between the ages of 13 and 16 will suffer from insomnia at some stage in most countries.

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The singer who sang through surgery to save her voice

16Jun

The singer who sang through surgery to save her voice

Hypnotised musician sings as she has tumour removed so surgeons could make sure they didn't damage her vocal cords

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Hypnotised patient sang during throat surgery to prevent vocal cord damage

16Jun

Hypnotised patient sang during throat surgery to prevent vocal cord damage

The only way to be sure of protecting the singer's vocal cords was to test them during surgery - hypnotism helped her bear the pain.

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Shy girl who used to have panic attacks about leaving the house overcomes agoraphobia through Hypnosis

02Jun

Shy girl who used to have panic attacks about leaving the house overcomes agoraphobia through Hypnosis

Looking at pictures of Hannah Rich posing confidently in just her underwear, it's hard to believe she was once so shy, she would have a panic attack if she met people she didn't know. The 23-year-old from Hull used to hate people looking at her and became too scared to leave the house because she feared socialising.

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