Psychology & Psychiatry

Antidepressants boost CBT for social anxiety

Treatments for social anxiety disorder often include either selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but new research from Uppsala University indicates that social anxiety disorder ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to calm an anxious mind

Anxiety disorders and related problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are among the most common mental health conditions. At least one in four Canadians will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can psychological therapies help people who self-harm?

A review by the respected Cochrane organisation, and led by Oxford University Professor of Psychiatry Keith Hawton, has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as 'talking treatments", may help people who ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Can reading fiction help autism disorders?

A student from the University of Liverpool is investigating the use of fiction to improve social and emotional understanding of people with Autism Spectrum disorders (ASD).

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