Coronavirus and isolation, OCD sufferers might better cope with it

By Alice Liana Galli The ongoing pandemic of Covid-19 can be a reason for great concern for many people and its effect can have a huge impact on mental health, especially now that restricting measures have been put in place all over Scotland. However, some individuals might be more prepared to cope with the emergency than others. According to the licensed psychologist, specialised in the cognitive behavioural treatment of OCD, Fred Penzel, people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder have a life-time experience training that teaches them how to overcome their worst fears, including the one of contagion. But what do … Continue reading Coronavirus and isolation, OCD sufferers might better cope with it

Scottish suicide victims reach out to ambulance services

By Amber Kane Researchers found that one in two Scottish people contacted the ambulance service 12 months before their death.  Figures released from the Scottish Suicide Information Database ‘https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/population-health/mortality/scottish-suicide-information-database/’ shows that Scots were considerably more likely to contact unscheduled care … Continue reading Scottish suicide victims reach out to ambulance services