Psychology & Psychiatry

Military spouses face higher perinatal depression risk

Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Workplace 'resilience' programs might not make any difference

Workplace resilience programmes, designed to bolster mental health and wellbeing, and encourage employees to seek help when issues arise, might not make any difference, suggests research published online in Occupational & ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How bullying affects the brain

New research from King's College London identifies a possible mechanism that shows how bullying may influence the structure of the adolescent brain, suggesting the effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Patient-carer relationships disrupted by hospital reorganisation

Research from King's College London suggests that reorganisation of mental health services can have a negative effect on the health of people with severe mental illness, due to the disruption of relationships between patients ...

Health

Study shows rising rates of hospitalization in the homeless

Hospitalization rates among homeless adults have increased sharply in recent years, with a very different set of causes from those in non-homeless individuals, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why bigotry is a public health problem

Over a decade ago, I wrote a piece for a psychiatric journal entitled "Is Bigotry a Mental Illness?" At the time, some psychiatrists were advocating making "pathological bigotry" or pathological bias – essentially, bias ...

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