Depression

A pessimistic view of the future may not be the result of depression but the cause of it. That is the conclusion of research by Ann Marie Roepke and Professor Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology today.
The President of the British Psychological Society has welcomed a statement on the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 from EFPA – the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations. Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes said:
People are more likely to process information in an analytical way if they are in a negative mood, a new study has found.
Madlove, a new participatory installation created by artist the vacuum cleaner (Jamie Leadbitter) and supported by a British Psychological Society public engagement grant, opens to the public on 5 March at FACT in Liverpool as part of their Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age exhibition.
Madlove, an interactive art exhibit reimagining a psychiatric hospital, is set to receive a 2014 public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society.
** Please note: This event is now fully booked ** The workshop considers the presentation of stress reactions in children and how to assess them. Timetable
This workshop is cancelled This workshop is for anyone interested in learning about meta-synthesis of qualitative research for the purposes of systematically reviewing a diverse evidence base.
** Please note: This event is now fully booked ** An introduction to positive psychology. Learn the difference between this paradigm and traditional psychology frameworks.  Timetable
Integral Life Theory Practice (ILP) – a practical introduction to the field of transpersonal theory to benefit your transformative work with individuals, groups and organisations. Timetable
Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
A new perspective on conducting research in psychology. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
This workshop will offer researchers who are more used to working within quantitative paradigms some ways, advantages and challenges of combining quantitative methods with qualitative methods to conduct mixed methods research.  Timeta
The course will begin with an introduction to the science of sleep and then go on to described the various types of insomnia, backed up by use of case examples; before introducing a range of assessment and treatment options.
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Girls who are vulnerable to depression because they have a history of the condition in their family experience greater responses to stress, a new study has revealed.
People with depression have poorer intuition, a new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology has found.
Depression has been named as the most widespread non-motor symptom of people with Parkinson's disease.
The social and economic costs of perinatal mental health problems in the UK come to £8.1 billion a year, a new report has revealed.
Many people are being prescribed antidepressants unnecessarily after completing questionnaires to identify depression, according to a new study.
Employees who are suffering from depression might find it easier to manage their condition if they continue going to work rather than taking sick leave, according to new
The British Psychological Society has welcomed the increase in access to evidence-based psychological therapies over the past five years which has been supported by all three main political parties. However, there is still a long way to go.
A letter signed by the British Psychological Society President, Professor Dorothy Miell, sharing concerns raised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) about reductions in overall funding for mental health services and differences in access to treatments has been published in today's Guardian. 
A person who is suffering from depression might experience a further blow to their self-confidence if they consider themselves to be afflicted by a mental illness.
Concerns have been raised that coverage of the death of Robin Williams by many newspapers could unwittingly be encouraging other depressed people to take their own lives.
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