Mental Health

A new report has said more needs to be done to help people returning back to civilian life after a stint in the armed forces, even if their service period is only short.
Britain's economy is losing £70 billion a year because not enough is being done to help people with mental illnesses return to the workplace, a new report has claimed.
Experiencing a family bereavement - particularly in the nuclear family - could lead a small but significant proportion of children to develop symptoms of psychosis, researchers have found.
Children who are in care may be missing out on vital mental health treatment because clinicians are misdiagnosing their mental health disorders.
Sending teenagers on adventure trips could help to boost their resilience against life's stressors and increase their wellbeing later in life, according to a new
HIV patients who are experiencing low moods may be more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour than their counterparts with better levels of wellbeing, a new
Two recent studies have highlighted the strong links between failing to achieve optimal levels of sleep and experiencing depression.
When reports of people with a history of drug abuse relapsing hit the headlines, a common response is for people to question why they would return to such a life, often after long periods of sobriety.
Library services in England estimate that over 100,000 people with mental health problems have engaged with the Reading Well Books on Prescription (RWBoP) scheme since it
The results of a new study have provided some fascinating insights into paranoia and how helping people to feel more confident could assist them in overcoming it.
Patients with mental health problems are to be offered a choice of providers and named professionals when they are referred for further treatment by a GP, the government
Two new studies have resulted in discoveries about the causes of schizophrenia, which is believed to affect around one in 100 people at some time in their lives.
Repeatedly viewing media images of disturbing events such as terrorist attacks could have a negative effect on people's mental health, according to a new
New research has shown the extent to which night shifts throw the body's circadian rhythms into disarray and could have long-term consequences for people's health.
A new service based in the north-west town of Warrington is aimed at helping people who have experienced a stroke to deal with the psychological consequences.
This morning the deputy prime minister launched the government’s new mental health action plan. Mental health: Priorities for Change sets out the top 25 areas where it wants to see immediate action to ensure equality for mental health and increase access to the best-possible support and treatment.
Today, Friday 17 January, a consensus statement on information sharing and suicide prevention has been pu
Children and teenagers may be experts at hiding their problems from adults, but caregivers need to be given more help so that they can spot serious issues such as depression and anxiety.
Having access to green spaces, even if they are in urban areas, could result in a boost to psychological wellbeing.
Employers who provide support for emotionally troubled staff could see it pay dividend in terms of raised productivity, reduced absenteeism and lower staff turnover, researchers have said.
Millions of patients are being given medication they do not need because doctors are overdiagnosing depression, one expert has claimed.
A pilot scheme being tested in ten parts of England will see mental health nurses placed in police stations and courts to help identify and provide help for offenders with psychological issues.
Traditionally, when a person says they can hear voices that don't exist in external reality, psychiatry has treated this as a sign of mental illness.
A man who was held prisoner for campaigning for human rights during the Cold War has revealed how chess helped to keep him sane. Natan Sharansky was sent to prison by the Soviet Union in 1977 on a fake charge of spying for the US and spent nine years locked up in Siberia.
People who experience bullying could go on to develop psychosis years later - and it is not just the victims who are affected, a new
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