The 10th of October is World Mental Health Day. Today on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re talking about the taboo that is mental health. 1 in 6 people in the last week experienced a common mental health problem – so why aren’t more people talking about it? Mental Health is Just As Important as Physical…

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anxiety in children at an all time high

The number of calls made regarding anxiety in children is at an all time high according to recent figures. Figures from the NSPCC’s Childline service suggest calls from anxious children have risen rapidly. Childline deals with calls from distressed children. However, they answered 11,706 calls dealing with anxiety in children in 2015-16. When compared to…

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Stress can be a killer. Most of you will have been in stressful situations at one point in your life. Facing it every day can grind you down. It’s well known that dentistry is considered one of the most stressful jobs, with high rates of depression and suicide; any job can be stressful enough to…

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Teenagers who sleep less because of exams get more stressed. A study has found that less sleep can lead to academic, behavioural and health issues. Its exam season and teens are getting more worried, however, this can result in constant stress related sleep problems. Disturbed sleep patterns and everyday anxiety caused by the prospect of…

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