An open letter to those who believe people with an invisible illness are faking or lazy. It highlights the reality of living with an invisible illness. Life with chronic pain, mental illness and invisible illnesses
Folic Acid supports cellular growth and regeneration. The lack of Folic Acid may lead to mental conditions such as depression. It allows the body to perform many essential functions, DNA synthesis and repair, red blood cell creation, and prevention of anemia. Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, is well known for its applications in the prevention of fetal deformities, Alzheimer’s disease, and several types of cancer.
Female patient chained to a post in an 18th century mental asylum. Methods of constraint such as this were often used because patients were seen as being dangerous. It also made the job easier for the few warders assigned to look after the patients. In 1792, the French physician Philippe Pinel was the first to realize that such deprivation of movement & light actually worsened patients' mental conditions.