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Talking therapies services are so overstretched they are ‘bursting at the seams’, with GPs turning to prescribe more antidepressants to combat the long waiting times, the medical magazine
Patients who are treated in intensive care units often experience hallucinations and delusions and can be more troubled by memories of them than by memories of real events.
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.
Carers overestimate the anxiety levels of the stroke survivors they care for.
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
A breakfast roundtable event at the House of Commons has called for greater public and professional awareness of the condition prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness.
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.
Children could be facing mental health problems because they spend too much time on the internet, according to a new report
How strict parents are with their children could affect whether or not the youngsters are likely to dabble in alcohol, drugs and tobacco, according to new research.
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 simple, five-question screening tool could be used to indicate whether or not armed services veterans pose a risk of violence, researchers believe.
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.
The annual conference of the actors' trade union Equity has approvd a motion saying it should provide more support for  members struggling with mental health issues such as depression, one insider has said.
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
Giving armed forces personnel training in mindfulness techniques could help them to prepare for and recover from stressful combat situations, according to a new study.
Domestic homicide campaigners have welcomed a change in Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) policy after a new guidance note was issued following meetings with a victims’ famiiy lobbying.
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.
A new study has indicated that preschool teachers in the US who suffer from depression could be having a profound effect on the future of their students.
Depression is a growing public health concern, affecting 1 in 9 people at some point in their lives, and with a third of sufferers experiencing little or no benefit from medication. Faced with this crisis, scientists have looked for alternati
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 ambulance service could be risking breakdown if officials do not take better care of paramedics, a new report from the trade union Unison
Introducing programmes to help children beat examination anxiety could be an effective way of reducing their stress and angst levels more generally, according to a new study
Imagine having a miscarriage and keeping it secret because you’d get the blame for your pregnancy loss? We might believe that only happened in the past, but it is a situation faced by countless women every day.
Mental health patients in England are being sent for treatment in NHS facilities up to hundreds of miles from home, BBC News reports. The number of patients travelling to seek emergency treatment has more than doubled in two years - from 1301 in 2011-12 to 3024 in 2013-14.
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