Mental Health

Females can be more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease if they display neurotic tendencies, according to a new study.
Talking could be a more effective therapy for social anxiety disorder than medication, according to a new study.
Psychologists and psychiatrists mark World Mental Health Day (10 October 2014) with a call for improved funding for research into serious mental health conditions, including schizophrenia. The British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have joined forces to emphasise the crucial role research has in better understanding mental health, improving the lives of those affected and in helping to reduce the stigma of mental health.
The development of psychology during and after the First World War was discussed at the annual public 'Stories of Psychology' symposium organised by the BPS History of Psychology Centre (HOPC) at the University of London today.
The British Psychological Society President Elect Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes has welcomed today's announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg that maximum waiting times will be introduced for those accessing NHS mental health services.
The physical challenges associated with recovery from a stroke are well documented however the impact of a stroke on emotion is less well understood.
The application of science and creativity to improve the lives of children, young people and their families is the theme for the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology’s CYPF 2014 annual conference taking place from the 30 September to 1 October in Peterborough.
Services for the UK's veterans and their families are “patchy and poorly coordinated,” Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes from Anglia Ruskin University will tell a conference today.
People who take the bus or train to work could be happier than their counterparts who go by car, new research has discovered.
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
A marital break-up can have a particularly big effect on children in higher income families, a new study has found.
The British Psychological Society, together with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, is hosting a fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester tomorrow (Tuesday 23 September).
Critiques of the "disease-model" of mental illness are commonplace, says Peter Kinderman in a guest post on our Research Digest blog.
The British Psychological Society is a member of the We Need to Talk Coalition. This group of mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service providers campaigns for people with mental health problems.
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.
The British Psychological Society welcomes the report from the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, emphasising the need for mental health to be seen as being just as important as physical health.
At the British Science Festival today, a team of researchers, led by Professor Marc Jones from Staffordshire University, is explaining why natural environments may have a positive effects on our health and well-being.
British Muslim women who wear the hijab could benefit from a more positive body image than those who do not, according to research published in the British Journal of Psy
The century-old Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London has been renamed to reflect its growing remit in the field of research excellence and education.
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As many as three-quarters of cancer patients with depression are not receiving treatment for their mental health problems, despite research that suggests an integrated treatment programme could improve their quality of life, according to new
The label 'schizophrenic' is loaded with connotations. For many, its utterance provokes thoughts of madness, of violence and oddity.
The British Psychological Society welcomed the recent announcement by Norman Lamb, minister of state for care and support, to form a taskforce a
Older people could improve their cognitive functions if they regularly engage in hatha yoga, according to a new study.
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. 
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