Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines effects of stopping psychiatric medication

Despite numerous obstacles and severe withdrawal effects, long-term users of psychiatric drugs can stop taking them if they choose, and mental health care professionals could be more helpful to such individuals, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study links mental health to poor school results

A national survey led by The University of Western Australia has painted a bleak picture of the effect of mental disorders on Australia's school students with the results revealing poorer academic outcomes, more absences ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxious girls' brains work harder

In a discovery that could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, Michigan State University scientists say the brains of anxious girls work much harder than those of boys.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Here's a mental health workout that's as simple as ABC

While we take physical workouts very seriously, there is much less said about the "workouts" that help us remain mentally agile and healthy. But just as with physical health, there are simple and practical ways that can help ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Breathing new life into psychiatric education in Zimbabwe

A programme of education and research in Zimbabwe, led in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's, has boosted the number of psychiatrists in the country, and allowed a once fledging faculty to embrace ...

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