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Delays In Cancer Treatment Causing Depression And Anxiety Among Patients, Charity Warns

Long delays to cancer treatment are causing people to suffer anxiety and depression, a charity has warned. A survey of more than 1,000 people recently diagnosed with cancer shows nearly two-thirds (64%) experienced mental health problems such as anxiety and depression while waiting for their treatment to start. Macmillan Cancer Support, which carried out the…

‘The Nightstand Collective’: Photos Shine A Light On Those Living With Chronic Illness

An artist is collecting photos of people’s bedside tables to document the reality of living with a chronic illness, in a new and intimate way.  ‘The Nightstand Collective’ features photo submissions from people across the globe. It was compiled by artist Emma Jones, 42, who wanted to know more about the “tools” that people with chronic…

‘Garment Project’ Removes Size Labels From Clothes Giving Eating Disorder Patients Chance To Recover

A woman recovering from an eating disorder has turned her negative experiences into something positive, with the help of her close friend. Erin Drischler is the co-founder of Garment Project, a non-profit organisation which removes size labels from new clothing and then gifts those items to women recovering from eating disorders. “We are not just…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Explained

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects roughly 1.2% of the UK population, equating to 12 in 1000 people. “OCD is often thought of in individuals who like order and symmetry, however it is much more than that,” Dr Sarah Crawford, counselling psychologist at Nightingale Hospital, tells HuffPost UK. “There is often a hidden side to OCD…

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