Tag Archives: Psychiatric diagnosis

16Jan/23

Artemis Aerospace: how to cure a fear of flying – six tips for stress free travel

As a former commercial pilot, it wasn’t unusual to hear of passengers experiencing anxiety or panic attacks during a flight. While cabin crew are trained to calm and reassure passengers, it can be a distressing experience for the sufferer, and unsettling for fellow travellers. Continue reading

17Dec/22

Bad hangovers? Why genetics, personality and coping mechanisms can make a difference

Craig Gunn, University of Bristol

After a good night out you may not be surprised when you wake up feeling rough the next morning. But what may surprise you is if your friends aren’t feeling the same way. Some may feel worse, some better and some (if they’re lucky) may not feel any of the negative consequences at all.

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12Dec/22

Daydreaming’s dark side: the compulsive, complex fantasy disorder that dominates some people’s daily lives

Giulia Poerio, University of Sussex

Despite what we’re often taught to believe, daydreaming can be immensely useful. Not only can it be a source of pleasure and a way to relieve boredom, research shows that our ability to mentally escape the present can also boost creativity, problem-solving and planning, and provide an antidote to loneliness.

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15Nov/22

Elon Musk: how being autistic may make him think differently

Punit Shah, University of Bath; Luca Hargitai, University of Bath, and Lucy Anne Livingston, King’s College London

The business magnate and new owner of Twitter Elon Musk revealed a while ago that he is autistic. Musk, the wealthiest person in the world, is autistic. Musk, a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society and Time’s 2021 Person of the Year, is autistic. One of the most famous people on Earth is autistic. Perhaps it is worth letting that sink in?

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06Oct/22

Vegetarians more likely to be depressed than meat-eaters – possible reasons

Chris Bryant, University of Bath

Vegetarians have around twice as many depressive episodes as meat-eaters, according to a new study.

The study, based on survey data from Brazil, chimes with earlier research that found higher rates of depression among those who forgo meat. However, the new study suggests that this link exists independent of nutritional intake.

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15Aug/22

How trauma survivors can harness spiritual contemplation to process stress – new research

Catrin Eames, Liverpool John Moores University

Trauma, such as surviving or witnessing road accidents, natural disasters and violence, can shake up our lives, challenging our core beliefs and views of the world.

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