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True-crime and trauma

May 31, 2019

By: Jenna Rachid

UKCP psychotherapist Lou Lebentz spoke to Digital Spy writer Suzanne Morris about true-crime addiction and how it could be connected to past trauma.

Lebentz says: ‘Anything traumatic that happens in our lives, or that’s significant, we have a memory of and quite often a bodily memory of.

‘And most of the time we are seeking to release or resolve that original wounding or trauma. So there are many different types of repetition or re-enactments that we get into… to try and resolve that original incident.’

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Does your diet affect your mental health?

A new study suggests that not eating enough fruit and vegetables is ‘as bad for your mental health as divorce.’

Co-author of the study, Dr Redzo Mujcic, said: ‘We found being made unemployed had a very bad and significant effect on people’s mental health, greatly increasing the risk of depression and anxiety. But eating seven or eight portions of fruit and vegetables a day can reduce that by half.’

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Changes to The World Health Organisation’s guidelines

According to the Metro, The World Health Organisation (WHO) no longer categorises transgender as a mental health problem, while the Daily Mail reports that gaming addiction is now recognised as a mental health disorder by WHO.

In their research into gaming addiction experts found that in severe cases individuals played video games for up to 20 hours a day, without eating, sleeping or doing normal activities such as attending school or work.

Read the Metro

Read the Daily Mail story