Mental Health

A rise in suicide rates in Europe and the Americas may be linked to the global economic crisis.
Through the our partnership with Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) the British Psychological Society has contributed to a new guide for commissioners of forensic mental health services
Carers of family members who have suffered a stroke experience life-enrichment and positive personal growth once they have overcome the shock of their relative’s illness
Well-being programmes organised by employers should focus on mental health, it has been suggested.
There's an ethical consensus in medicine that it's wrong to give patients with physical illness false hope. But what about patients with mental health problems? Might the provision of unrealistic optimism be a vital part of their treatment?
Mentally unwell people should not be detained in police cells when mental health units are unable to take them in.
Yelling at adolescent children could prove detrimental to their well-being in the long-term.
People who are anxious believe they have and need more personal space, new research has suggested.
High financial debt may be associated with poorer mental health in young people, new research has suggested.
Parity of esteem between mental health and physical health will be achieved only if commissioning and payment systems are accelerated to reflect this policy objective. That was one of the conclusions of a House of Commons health committee review of the Mental Health Act 2007 published on 14 August.
Being exposed to bullying in childhood can have adverse outcomes well into adulthood, new research
A shortage of beds at psychiatric units in England is resulting in the basic rights of some mental health patients being violated.
The number of prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has doubled in England in the past six years, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has claimed.
There is a link between living in a terraced dwelling and lower psychological distress, new research has indicated.
Taking part in extended group recreation can lead to improved mental health for veterans, new research has sug
The use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) could lead to a person suffering from poor mental health when they are older.
Last night’s Panorama, “Broken by Battle”, looked at the psychological toll of the conflict in Afghanistan.
Twenty hospitals that are failing dementia patients will be named following an audit led by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  
Welcome to the website for our 2014 Annual Conference to be held on 7-9 May in Birmingham at the International Convention Centre (ICC) which is located right in the heart of England'
People suffering from depression tend to set themselves more generalised personal targets than those who do not experience the condition.
Young people in the UK should be taught more about mental health issues, it has been claimed.
Using antidepressants during pregnancy may not be worth the risk for mothers experiencing mild to moderate depression, it has been suggested.
A new pilot scheme has been launched to reduce the number of instances where people with mental health problems are detained in the wrong environment.
Following the failure of Ian Brady's bid to be transferred from a psychiatric hospital back to prison, Professor Peter Kinderman - Director of the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Psychology, Health & Society and a former chair of o
People attempting to fake mental illness will often report symptoms that are dramatic and embellished.
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