Work stress is driving harassed Brits to drink, drugs and depression

Work stress is now the biggest factor driving harassed Britons to drink, drugs and depression A third of adults say their job is the most stressful part of their lives, according to a study carried out for Mind57 per cent of adults admit to drinking after work and 14 per cent say they drinking DURING the day Seven per cent of adults say they have suicidal thoughts because of work-related stress By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:55 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 19 March 2013 Work, rather than money or health worries, is the biggest factor driving Britons to drink, drugs and depression, according to mental health experts.

Why drinking three cups of tea a day can keep you mentally alert in old age

Drinking three cups of tea a day can keep you mentally alert in old age Analysis of six different studies found drinking tea helped the brain to stay sharper Scientists believe some compounds such as theanine could protect against Alzheimer's By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:26 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 12 February 2013 Brain boost: evidence linking a cuppa with a reduction in cognitive decline It's the national drink that millions of us turn to when we need a pick-me-up.

Some mentally ill patients may be unlawfully detained due to errors in medical records

Some mentally ill patients may be unlawfully detained due to errors in medical records 4% of sectioned patients have 'irregularities' in their records, meaning they could be unlawfully detainedThe number of people detained under the Mental Health Act rose 5% last year to 48,600Concerns that patients are not informed of their right to see a lawyer or independent mental health advocate , 4 per cent contained mistakes which called the legality of their detention into question.

Children can GROW OUT of autism, claim scientists

Children can GROW OUT of autism: Controversial research suggests not all youngsters have the same fate Autistic children who recovered appeared to have milder social difficulties but more repetitive behavioursBy studying children who appear to grow out of the disorder experts hope to create better therapies By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 16 January 2013 Autism is a condition some children manage to grow out of, a study has shown.

Speaking two languages from childhood keeps brain in good shape as we age

Trs bien! Speaking two languages from childhood keeps brain in good shape as we age Pensioners who spoke two languages from childhood were far quicker at switching between mental tasksBilinguals also expended less mental energy, suggesting they were using their brains more efficiently By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:57 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:23 GMT, 9 January 2013 Hours spent in language classes struggling with masculine and feminine nouns and upside down punctuation may all be worth it, say scientists.

Botox jabs could be the latest weapon in treating severe depression

Could Botox jabs could be the latest weapon in treating severe depression – because it stops you LOOKING miserableIn a US trial, the treatment relieved symptoms in more than a quarter of patients – compared to just seven per cent of those given a placeboScientists believe it works because it physically stops people frowning, something which can trigger negative emotions | UPDATED: 18:18 GMT, 28 December 2012 Scientists believe Botox could help to treat mental illness It has long been recognised for its wrinkle-busting properties.

The battle against Alzheimer"s starts at school age: Research pinpoints three key stages that help keep disease at bay

The battle against Alzheimer's starts at school age: Research pinpoints three key stages that help keep disease at bay A person's education, their working life, and their social life in later years all play a role in keeping the mind sharper for longerPeople who were more mentally active found to have a lower risk of developing memory problems in old age, according to study | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 13 December 2012 It is often dismissed as a disease of old age.

Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death

Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death | UPDATED: 09:00 GMT, 6 December 2012 Most parents have claimed at one stage that their children will be the death of them – but the reverse could be true.

All school children in Britain should be tested for mental health illnesses, say experts

All school children in Britain should be tested for mental health illnesses, say experts Screening all 11-year-olds could reveal those at greater risk of conditions such as depression, claim researchersThis could help health authorities treat youngsters early and stop them descending into more hard to treat conditions However, other experts warn that labeling people as 'vulnerable' at such a young age could do more harm than good | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 29 November 2012 All school children should be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression, say leading mental health experts.