Mental Health

Concerns that people deemed to be a high risk for cancer will be unnecessarily distressed if they receive false positive diagnoses have been dismissed.
When a patient with schizophrenia hears voices in their head, is the experience shaped by the culture they live in?
Healthy people can display symptoms similar to those associated with schizophrenia if they have been deprived of sleep for just 24 hours, a study has concluded.
How well can psychotherapists and their clients judge from personal experience whether therapy has been effective?
People who have bipolar disorder are more likely to engage in risky behaviour, a new study has revealed.
Clinicians and neuroscientists must work together to understand and improve psychological treatments says an article in Nature magazine.
Researchers at the University of Southampton are to research the causes of conduct disorder (CD) in teenage girls, thanks to a share of funding from the European Uni
Professor Richard Layard from the London School of Economics (LSE), an economist whose work has had a strong influence on government mental health policy, has paid tribute to the work of an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
NHS England is taking urgent action to improve access to specialised inpatient mental health services for children and young people after publishing a “frank and honest” report on cu
The quality of care offered to new mothers with mental health issues by the NHS has been criticised.
Go people-watching in any Western country and it's rare to find someone sat alone in quiet contemplation. Most lone individuals can be seen playing with their mobile phone, reading, watching a movie on their tablet, or people-watching.
A group of mental health experts has spoken out against a new project that aims to test the efficacy of treating depression with a combination of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and the drug ketamine.
The winners of the All in the Mind Awards will be revealed this evening at 9pm. The awards are being made to mark the 25th anniversary of this BBC Radio 4 programme.
The rise of cognitive-behaviooural therapy (CBT) has been welcomed by many as safe, effective alternative to drug treatments for mental illness.
Talking therapies services are so overstretched they are ‘bursting at the seams’, with GPs turning to prescribe more antidepressants to combat the long waiting times, the medical magazine
Patients who are treated in intensive care units often experience hallucinations and delusions and can be more troubled by memories of them than by memories of real events.
A charity has criticised reductions in funding for adolescent mental health services across the UK, saying it will lead to more problems in the long run.
Mental health patients may be more likely to commit suicide when they are receiving home-based care than they would be if they were hospital inpatients, according to a new
Teachers are being issued with new guidance to help them spot pupils with mental health issues in a bid to prevent such youngsters being labelled as badly behaved.
Recent figures from the Royal College of Psychiatrists show that a growing number of students are seeking help from their university counselling service.
Researchers have suggested that a survey designed to establish the risk of a person having obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) could also provide some new insight into mental health.
A nationwide investigation is to be launched on the phenomenon of suicide among children and young adults in a bid to better understand it and hopefully develop better inter
People are statistically more likely to commit suicide in the early hours of the morning than during the day, according to a new study.
A simple, five-question screening tool could be used to indicate whether or not armed services veterans pose a risk of violence, researchers believe.
Women should not fret about their body shape in the months after birth, a new government-backed report has said.
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