Mental Health

Women aged 60 or over accounted for nearly a third of hospital admissions for anxiety during the year to November 2013, new figures have revealed.
The Health Select Committee is to launch an inquiry into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) amid concerns that youngsters with such issues are being failed by the care system.
The assessment and treatment of depression usually deals with negative verbal thoughts as if they are distinct from negative mental imagery and perceptual sensations.
A groundbreaking new project between Bristol University and the Samaritans is to assess the role of the internet in affecting people with suicidal thoughts.
British soldiers are being forced to work so many hours each week that they could be experiencing harm to their mental health, a new report has found. The document came from the Army Families Federation (AFF), which surveyed 2,587 British soldiers and their relatives online.
Measuring levels of the hormone cortisol in teenage boys could help doctors to predict those that are at risk of developing clinical depression,
The second fortnightly Psychology FM broadcast goes out on the Manchester radio station ALL FM on Wednesday 19 February at 11am and will look at neuropsychology.
Large parts of the country have been affected by flooding in recent weeks - and as well as the struggle to get back to normal after power outages and inundated properties, people involved are also likely to be feeling the trauma psychologically, e
People who stop smoking could enjoy a boost to their mental wellbeing and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new study has discovered.
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.
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