Medications

Sensor-equipped pill raises technological, ethical questions

The first drug with a sensor embedded in a pill that alerts doctors when patients have taken their medications was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, raiding issues involving privacy, cost, and whether patients ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Has the Mental Health Act had its day?

Patients with a "mental disorder" in England and Wales can be detained and treated against their will under the Mental Health Act (MHA). The United Nations has said the UK should repeal legislation authorising compulsory ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why Freud was right about hysteria

A 35-year-old woman loses the use of her legs, suddenly becoming paralysed from the waist down. In another case, a woman feels an overwhelming compulsion to close her eyes, until eventually she cannot open them at all. After ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Foster care damages the health of mothers

Spending time in foster care can have serious consequences for the health and well-being of children. But what about their mothers?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Piloting aviation mental healthcare

With more than 100,000 flights taking off per day, the safety of air travel is a far-reaching issue.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologists give new insight into the nature of psychosis

A week after the government announced its review of mental health legislation, an expert report published by the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology on Friday 13 October challenges received wisdom ...

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