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Mental health work is ‘just ‘firefighting now’

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Neuropsychopharmacology – The Influence of Chronic Exposure to Antipsychotic Medications on Brain Size before and after Tissue Fixation: A Comparison of Haloperidol and Olanzapine in Macaque Monkeys

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Three groups of six macaque monkeys each were exposed to oral haloperidol, olanzapine or sham for a 17–27 month period…. we observed an 8–11% reduction in mean fresh brain… both drug-treated groups compared to sham animals. The differences were observed across all major brain regions

Neuropsychopharmacology – The Influence of Chronic Exposure to Antipsychotic Medications on Brain Size before and after Tissue Fixation: A Comparison of Haloperidol and Olanzapine in Macaque Monkeys.

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Nick Cleggs attention seeking UIFSM “News”

not very jolley

In the past day or so Attention seeking Deputy Prrime Minister, Nick Clegg has managed to get an “exclusive” in the telegraph and mentions in the Times and mirror by talking up his Universal Free schools meal policy.

I feel the editors should ask for their fees back as all these stories appear to be nothing more than lines from a Lib Dem  PR pamphlet. Worse still the implied new research is actually the UFSM pilot evaluation from January 2013.  All a bit frustrating as this really isn’t anything new or newsworthy, just a rehash of Nick Cleggs partisan blustering.

To be honest, the pamphlet is not that interesting, as is common with these things, it waffles on mostly, avoiding specifics wherever possible, following the similar posts we see regularly from Clegg and Laws. What has stirred me into action however are the spurious and plainly made up headlines…

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If ever a #welfare story needed to be told…. #disability #mentalhealth

If ever a #welfare story needed to be told…. #disability #mentalhealth.

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Unmet childhood needs, can haunt an entire adulthood.

Unmet childhood needs, can haunt an entire adulthood..

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Sign 16 Petitions and Help Give IDS a Headache!!!

Sign 16 Petitions and Help Give IDS a Headache!!!.

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