• Findings Of The 2004 AEP Symposium On Determinants And Consequences Of Psychiatric Illnesses

    Findings Of The 2004 AEP Symposium On Determinants And Consequences Of Psychiatric Illnesses

    AEP

    2004 AEP  Symposium

    The Association of European Psychiatrists, which is more commonly decrease to the AEP in this context, is a valued body. It has been conducting symposiums for biannually for some decades. 2016 saw the 18th meeting of the Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry section. Back in 2014, this group put on the 12th symposium in Mannheim, Germany.

    The group has long tried to uncover key areas of research and failing and mental health care. This particular convention had a specific aim when it came to improving the quality and focus of mental health care in Europe.

    The Primary Focus Of The 2004 Event Was “Determinants And Consequences Of Psychiatric Illness.”

    This meant looking at the main causes that can trigger psychiatric disorders and … Read More

  • Key Government Alerts On The Synthetic Drugs K2 And Pink

    Key Government Alerts On The Synthetic Drugs K2 And Pink

    Drug Addiction

    Synthetic Drugs – K2 And Pink

    Synthetic drugs are a big problem in the US, and around the world more generally. The accessibility of these “legal highs” means that users aren’t always aware of the dangers posed. It also means that the market can become flooded with unregulated products.

    This ever-changing landscape means that government agencies are continually posting alerts on emerging trends to keep users safe. Two of the most important in 2016 refer to K2, one of the most well-known drugs, and a newer substance called Pink.

    New York City has set out the new warning on K2 after a series of hospitalizations. Meanwhile, the DEA has placed a temporary ban on Pink over drug abuse.… Read More

  • Tackling The Social Determinants Of Mental Health Through Proportionate Universalism Across The Life Stages

    Tackling The Social Determinants Of Mental Health Through Proportionate Universalism Across The Life Stages

    Mental Illnesses

     Mental Health Issues

    There is a clear link between social inequalities and the onset of mental health issues. We see this in both the social environment we live in, such as class and economic situations, and the physical environment. The wide range of social determinants and the impact across different societies, classes, and countries is a big issue.

    How do we work to ensure that everyone gets the right amount of help to appropriately deal with key issues? The answer for many experts is to engage in a system of proportionate universalism that covers all life stages.

    Social Determinants Can Come In Many Forms

     

    Many social factors can have an impact on mental illness. Housing conditions, such as the quality of the home, … Read More

  • The Alarming Rise Of Crystal Meth In Germany

    The Alarming Rise Of Crystal Meth In Germany

    Drug Addiction

    Drug Addiction Of Crystal Meth In Europe

    The use of crystal meth is on the rise in Europe. What was once an underground drug, limited to a niche market, has become more popular and accessible. This is especially true in Germany where cheaply produced meth from the Czech Republic is flooding the market, even online.

    It is now the most popular synthetic drug here, more than club drugs like cocaine and MDMA. The market is surprising, and there are major concerns over implications for this drug addiction on health and treatment options. Drug testing procedures, treatment, and education are important.… Read More

  • An Introduction To The 12th Symposium Of The AEP

    An Introduction To The 12th Symposium Of The AEP

    AEP

    AEP – The Association Of European Psychiatrists

    The AEP – The Association of European Psychiatrists – is a respected organization. It works to look into the causes and effects of mental health issues on the continent. In 2004, a group of experts in social psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology, and mental health care took part in a symposium in Mannheim.

     There was a clear aim with this biannual AEP meeting of peers, students, and researchers. That was the chance to look at new ideas in the field for future development in mental illness treatment.

    Mannheim was the ideal location as the central European base for the continent’s leading researchers. This was a two-day program in late June that took place in both the Wartburg Hotel and … Read More

  • What Are Psychotic Breaks Due To Synthetic Drugs

    What Are Psychotic Breaks Due To Synthetic Drugs

    Drug Addiction

    Synthetic Drugs

    Psychotic breaks are a devastating, dangerous part of mental health disorders. Many people are dealing with the severe mental illness that won’t tip over into breaking point. However, the issues of medication, social situations, stress, and drug addiction can all play their part.

    Many of us see these psychotic episodes as a brief moment of insanity that comes from nowhere. This is far from the truth. These episodes build over time due to secondary influences, genetics, and brain chemistry. The rise of synthetic drugs is only making the situation worse.… Read More

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