True-crime and trauma
May 31, 2019
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.’
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.’
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