What’s it like to have ADHD?

30 October 2012
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A recent study, by biomedical ethicist Dr Ilina Singh, asking children how they feel about ADHD and possible treatment has identified that the children feel that their medication helps them control their reactions and gives them time in which to think before acting. The children also said that they wanted additional treatment options, however: long waiting lists for children’s behavioral treatments means that there is currently little alternative by rely on prescribing drug treatments. “One of the messages that children have is that they want more treatment options outside of medication,...

Illuminating the mythology of the mind

08 October 2012
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Tonight is your chance to discover the truth behind the popular myths about our minds. Does listening to Mozart during infancy improve intelligence, do people behave differently during the full moon? Claudia Hammond presents Mind Myths on BBC Radio 4 at 21.00 GMT and explains all! Read more here.

Mental health workers depressed by discrimination from managers

07 October 2012
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Findings from the study, funded by the UK Department of Health, shows that mental health workers suffer higher levels of anxiety, depression and emotional exhaustion from prejudiced interaction with managers, and to a lesser extent from patient visitors, than from discrimination from patients. “Aggression from relatives and other visitors is, like aggression from managers, viewed as reflecting badly on the procedures and fairness of the organisation. However, aggression from patients is not readily attributed to failings in the organisation,”  Professor Stephen Wood, University of...

Aspergers and ADHD patients to have doctors appointments over Skype

06 October 2012
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Northamptonshire NHS trust has adopted the use of Skype video calling to enable patients suffering from either Aspergers or ADHD to talk with their doctor from the comfort of their own home. It is hoped that the practice will help cut the 10% of missed NHS medical appointments and is already being adopted by other trusts. The full article can be found here.

Phone based psychotherapy helps depression

07 July 2012
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A recent randomised control trial research has shown that phone based cognitive behavioural therapy can help people suffering from depression. Read more.

Telephone therapy helps depression

18 June 2012
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Receiving therapy over the telephone is showing promise for people with depression, according to new research. Clients counseled over the phone were less likely to drop out of treatment compared to those who got face-to face counseling.  Researchers also found people who talked to their therapist on the telephone got better at the same rate as those who spent time with a counselor face to face. Read more here.

Meet Salvador Minuchin

04 June 2012
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Salvador Minuchin is the founder of structural family therapy. This short video is an engaging introduction to his work and ideas.Meet Salvador Minuchin

Video of the day: Child narrative therapy

25 May 2012
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Here is a good example of how to start a session with a child in narrative therapy. Steve Madigan is a famous narrative therapist who works in the US.

Video of the day: narrative therapy

24 May 2012
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This video presents some of the ideas in narrative therapy and gives some examples of the techniques used in therapy.