Mental Health

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.
A new study has suggested that meditation could help the brain to process more thoughts and emotions than would be the case during simple rest.
Mental health patients are facing the prospect of being sectioned just so they can get a bed, such is the pressure on healthcare resources, according to a new
Through our partnership with the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) the British Psychological Society has contributed to a new guide for commissioners of acute care services.
Children who have been bullied may be posing a risk in school environments by taking weapons into the classroom, according to a new study based in the US.
Young adults who enter into romantic relationships could experience a positive effect on their personality and consequently their view on life, new
Healthcare officials should pay more attention to mental health problems, because it could reduce people's life expectancy more than smoking can, according to new research
Instructing teachers, counsellors and other school-based caregivers on how to help children whose parents are serving in the armed forces could ensure they avoid mental health problems, one
Policymakers should pay more attention to the mental health of mothers, as many women with depression may be slipping through the net and missing out on treatment, a new study
A psychologist has said that recent studies suggesting cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are ineffective for treating psychosis and could be missing the point about its effects on patients.
Another study has found a link between a stay in an intensive care unit and patients developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Television presenter Fiona Phillips has revealed that she is worried about developing Alzheimer's disease after seeing both her parents die following a battle with the condition.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President Elect of the British Psychological Society is to take part in a session on ‘The Psychology of War’ at the Cheltenham Science Festival this week.
An alarming number of young people in Northern Ireland could be suffering with mental health issues in silence, a new report has suggested.
Patients in Rampton Hospital, a secure psychiatric unit in Nottinghamshire, have reported that the single most important factor affecting their recovery was the support and commitment of their therapist.
The Chartered Psychologist and broadcaster Professor Tanya Byron is to give a free public lecture during the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Counselling Psychology. She will discuss how we can raise happy and emotionally resilient children despite the pressures of 21st-century life.
People in Britain - particularly women - are increasingly struggling with the effects of anxiety, a new report has suggested.
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