Psychology & Psychiatry

Fee for service psychology no answer to mental health

The Better Access Program, a scheme providing Medicare access to psychology services, has fundamental failures, according to research from The Australian National University (ANU).

Psychology & Psychiatry

Young people drowning in a rising tide of perfectionism

We recently conducted one of the largest-ever studies on perfectionism. We learned that perfectionism has increased substantially over the past 25 years and that it affects men and women equally.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to live your life to the fullest

Although most people strive to live their lives in a meaningful and purposeful way, they may still question whether they are truly living their lives to the fullest. Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Karen Lawson gives her ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

So cute you could crush it?

Have you ever looked at a puppy and had the urge to squeeze or even bite it? Or felt compelled to pinch a baby's cheeks, albeit without a desire to harm it? If you answered yes to either question, you've experienced a phenomenon ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The surprising secret to successful psychotherapy

As a clinical psychologist and educator, I am often asked to recommend a psychotherapist for people in need. These requests come with a sense of urgency to find the best possible therapist. Many people are at a loss over ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Tips for students to avoid burnout

Between school, homework and extracurricular activities, it can be hard for students to balance all of their responsibilities, which can lead to a feeling of being burned out. Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Karen Lawson ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Risks to victimised youth in alternative cultures exposed

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures, such as goths, emos or metal fans, are at a greater risk of self-harm and suicide than those who do not, according to a research review.

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