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Fleabag: Loss, Grief & Mental Health

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Fleabag: Loss, Grief & Mental Health

(There are no major spoilers in this article – I promise!)Many of us have recently grasped the concept of a wavy line representing mental health and its progress – understanding that progress is never straightforward, it has constant ups and downs. But in the media we consume today, the depiction of mental health, and concepts like loss, trauma and grief are always shown as ‘a period of time’ of sadness, before the character is back to their ‘normal’ selves usually by having a revelation to ‘learn and do better’. Media gives us an overview of pain or sadness as feelings...

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Marijuana: More Damage Than Cure?

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Marijuana: More Damage Than Cure?

Marijuana does have its benefits. Research done shows that marijuana might help reduce nausea, chronic pain, seizures and sleep apnea. But on the flip side, long time use of marijuana may lead to deterioration of cognitive abilities. Memory loss, decrease in the speed of thinking and slower processing of information are some of the most common long-term side effects of smoking cannabis. An experiment done by Schuster et al. (2016) stated that individuals who smoked marijuana early on, had lower verbal memory. In the experiment, individuals who had started using marijuana before the age of 16, took longer to learn words as well as...

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