I wrote this article some time ago for the psychologist magazine but I wanted to leave it here as well in case someone found it useful. Recently I read on a renowned charity website an article regarding the stigma attached to mental health in Muslim societies; that it is a ‘Western’ philosophy and that it … Continue reading The Quran and Mental Health
My children's book- Amelia is a beautiful happy little girl but her teacher isn't very kind to her and keeps telling her what she can and can't do. Despite this Amelia believes in herself and keeps persevering despite her horrible teachers unkind words.
For every girl with ADHD, there are three boys with the same diagnosis. But among adults, the gender ratio is more like 1:1, which is quite a large discrepancy. So what’s going on? Studies have investigated possible predictors of childhood vs. later (adolescent/adult-onset) ADHD, and they found girls tend to develop ADHD at a later … Continue reading Sex differences in ADHD trajectories across childhood and adolescence
As I’m reaching middle age, it started me to think about this fragile thing we call life. From an early age we are taught, if you study hard you will go to a good university, then if you study hard at university you will have a good job, if you have a good job you … Continue reading U-shaped happiness
ADHD is the most common neurodevelopment disorder of childhood and has a strong persistence throughout the individual's lifespan. ADHD is characterised by age-inappropriate behaviour is thought to affect between 3% and 5% of all school-aged children (Buitelaar, 2002) age-inappropriate behaviour typically characterises it. ADHD is a lifelong disorder which can increase morbidity, including impaired academic … Continue reading What are the brain differences of people with ADHD? A cognitive neuroscience review of The aetiology of ADHD
So many of us experience a heavy feeling in our heads or our heads feeling fuzzy, where we can’t concentrate or recall information. It was once described to me like this- imagine you are a knight in a forest full of overgrown brambles, you take out your sword to chop away the brambles so you … Continue reading Brain fog: What is it?
Only today I was having a conversation with my friend who was seeking advice about why the person they are romantically entailed with is behaving in such a manner that’s out of character for them. We all had different opinions, one of us was trying to convince her, he’s definitely into you, the other was … Continue reading Our Love Brains
"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature." Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey. My lovely dad recently went on a trip with my mum to Amsterdam. You'll notice I talk a lot about my dad in … Continue reading Friendships: the why’s
It’s a sad fact that mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people, this includes depression, anxiety which is often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. What is even more alarming is 70% of children and young people have not had appropriate interventions. The emotional well-being … Continue reading Our children and mental health
What happens when our brains go wrong? Frances Samah Our brains are something fascinating, it can send information up to an impressive 268 miles per hour. This is faster than Formula 1 race cars which top out at 240 mph. Our brains can generate up to 50,000 thoughts per day. Twenty-five percent of the … Continue reading Our brains and mental health