Akathisia is a common side effect of many prescription drugs. Antipsychotics, antidepressants and antiemetics are particularly common culprits, but antibiotics and certain conditions (such as Parkinson's) can also cause Akathisia. But what is it, and why is it overlooked?
Simple Ways to Improve Your Horsemanship
As an equine behaviour consultant, I encounter many people who are desperate to improve their relationship with their horse. Most equine behavioural problems are complex, with many differential factors at play. The horse may have a medical condition, a specific phobia, or restrictive management, but on top of this, there are often problems with a person's horsemanship.
Taking Care of Your Donkeys’ Mental Wellbeing
Looking after your donkeys’ mental wellbeing is an important part of caring for them. It can also be a fun and creative endeavour, allowing you to form a stronger bond with your donkey. Just like people, donkeys can suffer from stress, which can have a negative impact upon both their physical and mental health. So, what can you do to improve your long-eared friends’ mental wellbeing?
Big mistakes guys make on dating apps that make quality girls run for the hills
In the 21st century, during a pandemic, is there any other way to date that to swipe through scores of potential “soulmates” on the dating apps? If there is, I’d love to hear it.
Donkeys deserve better
For what seems like forever, donkeys have been treated like a bit of a joke in the media and literature. From apathetic Benjamin in Animal Farm, to depressed Eeyore in Whinnie the Pooh and annoying Donkey from Shrek - is it any wonder why donkeys have an image problem?
Silver Linings Playbook is not a story about how love cures all
Silver Linings Playbook has long been one of my favourite movies. David O'Russel did a genius job of adapting the novel into an explosive screenplay with a huge heart, much like our main characters Pat and Tiffany. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence gave performances of a lifetime, earning both Oscar Nominations and a win for J-Law. With O'Russel's direction, the trio went on to work on American Hustle and Joy following the success of Silver Linings Playbook. But upon its' release, many voiced concerns that the movie adds to stigma surrounding mental illness and its' treatment. The narrative structure, culminating in the two main characters falling in love and deciding to be together implies a "happily ever after" that we know is not realistic for anyone, let alone for people suffering from long-term psychiatric conditions. But I'm here to argue that this was not the filmmakers intent. Let's break it all down.
Ban the Big Lick
The Tennessee Walking Horse is a beautiful, gaited breed of horse that is celebrated for its' distinctive, high-stepping paces. They're commonly shown in North America in special Tennessee Walking Horse classes, to determine which horse has the nicest paces. However, one class, known as The Big Lick, has a dark, not-so-secret history of corruption and abuse.
Pet stores sell products that make hamsters miserable
Hamsters are popular pets for a reason. They’re fluffy, soft and adorable. You can easily obtain one for about £20 or less from your local pet store, as well as everything you need to care for it. But what if I told you that many of these products are harmful and will make your hamster miserable?
Modern people are in love with the idea of being sick
I was scrolling through twitter earlier today when I encountered a twitter thread that claimed that, "modern people are in love with the idea that they are sick". It went on to say people love telling others that they have a physical or mental illness and that it must be the only way that people can feel special. The author clearly had disdain for these hypothetical people, calling them "pathetic". What's worse is that there were hundreds of comments agreeing with this sentiment. This got me wondering, where was all of this coming from and was there any validity to it?