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Expert comment - maintaining mental health during lockdown

Dr Harbinder Sandhu, Associate Professor in the Clinical Trials Unit at Warwick Medical School and clinical psychologist, comments on wellbeing and mental health as the "lockdown" is extended for another three weeks.


The Ethics of Social Prescriptions - comment on the Loneliness Strategy

The Government has announced a new national strategy to combat loneliness. Professor Kimberley Brownlee, Philosophy, comments on the recommendation that GPs should be able to 'prescribe' social activities.


Child mental health referrals rise by one-third - expert comment

The NSPCC reports that the number of referrals by schools seeking mental health treatment for pupils has shot up by over a third in the last 3 years. Professor Sarah Stweart-Brown of Warwick Medical School comments.


Study finds that the drugs do work - expert comment on anti-depressants from Professor Swaran Singh.

“Antidepressants ... have done more to alleviate human suffering than most other forms of medication (bar anaesthetics) and this study puts them in their rightful place as highly effective and extremely useful drugs.” Professor Swaran Singh, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Warwick Medical School, comments on a new large-scale study which has proven the effectiveness of anti-depressant medications.


Why night light pollution is bad for health

Following new research scientists say a "loss of night" in many countries is having negative consequences for "flora, fauna, and human well-being". Dr Sakari Lemola, Assistant Professor, dept. of psychology explains how a lack of sleep can affect us.


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