Ketamine – Holy Grail or Passing Fad?

Depressive disorders remain a significant cause of mental health and disability issues in most of the world and although treatments have come on in leaps and bounds over the last few decades there does remain much room for improvement. Some people with depression are resistant to currently available treatments both pharmaceutical and psychotherapeutic and others… Read More

A Fresh Perspective

We’ve been busy here at Mind Health Development, identifying how best we can use our corner of the Internet to offer our perspective on the world of mental health and psychological wellbeing. Traditionally our website has been a home for our corporate and occupational health work but we are now expanding. Whilst our colleagues and… Read More

Coping With Criticism

Increasingly the world around us is asking for feedback and validation and when that feedback is about us or a project we have worked hard on it can be hard not to be affected by some of the comments. Sometimes the feedback is fair but still hard to swallow and sometimes the feedback can be… Read More

When Stress Was Useful – A Superhuman Response

Imagine if you will, a by gone age. An age of wild bears and packs of wolves roaming freely across the tundra. Add a mammoth meandering along the horizon and a small number of wary, two legged creatures called homo sapiens and you have the picture. These two legged creatures or us, have evolved to… Read More

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is not just one disorder but rather a whole range of conditions. Some of these include: Generalized Anxiety Disorder Specific Phobias Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder Social Phobia Albeit each one is different there are common threads that run through them all. These are:  Worry Avoidance Reassurance Seeking Safety Behaviours Fear We all know what… Read More