Mental Health

Practitioner psychologists should recognise the benefits some clients may derive from receiving a diagnosis, but should also be mindful of the harm that can result from labelling – particularly the risk of pathologising an individual.
New NICE guidance suggests that signs of psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people need to be identified early to ensure they receive the treatment and care they need to live with the condition.
The NHS Commissioning Board is recruiting chairs and clinical members to the clinical reference groups for all of the specialised services that it will play a direct r
The Mental Health (Anti-Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill, which has already passed all its stages in the House of Commons, received its second reading in the House of Lords.
People diagnosed with a mental illness need help and understanding, not labels and medication. That is the message of an article published on the BBC News Health pages today by Professor Peter Kinderman from the University of Liverpool, a former chair of our Division of Clinical Psychology.
Individuals who believe themselves to be spiritual may be at greater risk of suffering from mental challenges, new research has found.
There has been a significant rise in the number of university students suffering from serious mental illness, new research has shown.
A young person may be more likely to attempt suicide within two years of a parent trying to take their own life, new research has suggested.
Comments made by the Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb, during a House of Commons debate on Schizophrenia care on Monday (10 December) have been welcomed by the Society.
The revised fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM5) was approved on 1 December by the APA’s trustees and is due to be published in May 2013
New research has found people with severe mental health problems may not be getting the care they need for physical conditions.
“Mental health has an institutional disadvantage in health and care services,” said health minister Norman Lamb on Thursday. He was speaking at the Psychological Therapies in the NHS 2012 conference organised by the New Savoy Partnership at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre in London.
Poor working conditions can negatively impact a person's mental health to the same degree as unemployment, new research has found.
The fears children have at night time could lead to greater risk of anxiety in later life, new research has found.
Mental health problems among doctors appear to be under-treated, new research has shown.
The mental health of young girls can be boosted by taking part in dance activities.
The number of first-aiders specialising in dealing with mental health problems is on the rise, with those receiving training in Wales for such conditions reaching 10,000 this week alone.
Research with people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is often impersonal. Participants' thoughts, feelings and behaviours are reduced to ticked boxes on a questionnaire.
Mental health is to be given parity with physical health under the first NHS Mandate, which was published yesterday. 
Being neurotic could prove good for a person's health, under certain circumstances.
Care for people diagnosed with schizophrenia in England is falling "catastrophically short" and requires a major overhaul, an independent inquiry has concluded.
Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH) is a journal which includes key published papers and exclusive expert contributions.
Children with pre-existing anxiety disorders are more likely to be affected by the media, according to new research.
'The Youth of Today': Service User and Professional Perspectives Confirmed Speakers Organic vs Acquired: Differential Diagnosis of Social Communication Difficulties
Poor mental health in the workplace costs UK employers an estimated £26bn, according to a new briefing published by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).
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