Art on Prescription

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An evaluation revealed a 71% decrease in feelings of anxiety and a 73% fall in depression; 76% of participants said their wellbeing increased and 69% felt more socially included. Arts & Minds, an arts and mental health charity runs weekly art workshops for people experiencing depression, stress or anxiety in Cambridgeshire. Sessions are led by …

Quote of the Week

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Many cases of chronic pain syndrome are due to a neurological phenomenon called negative plasticity. Brain plasticity refers to neurons connecting together through repeated activation, and it can be positive or negative. Examples of positive plasticity include adopting a new habit, learning a new language, or learning a new skill.PTSD is an example of negative plasticity. An adverse event activates the …