Mental Health

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.
The number of children resorting to self-harm has risen considerably in the last two years, new figures have revealed.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the British Psychological Society's President Elect, has welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, that a major push is needed to help boost mental health research in England.
The physical environment in which nurses work can have a big effect on their job satisfaction levels, according to new
Children are more likely to experience mental health difficulties if they live in an area hit by war, terrorism and extensive military activity, new research has revealed.
Short term, lack of sleep scrambles our mental functioning. Long term, the health consequences can be dire. What's stopping us from getting enough?
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.
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