The hillside near Regent, outside Freetown, hit by a mudslide.
Mass graves are being dug for hundreds of those killed in a nation once more gripped by grief.
When thinking about what causes depression it’s important to remember some depression is a normal mood state.
Some depression is caused by environmental factors, and some is biological.
Law school and the legal profession present their own distinct challenges.
Some signs seem to suggest that students studying law are prone to mental health problems and substance abuse.
Precision medicine matches patients with interventions, rather than just matching treatments to illnesses.
People with the same condition can respond differently to the same treatment. This is why personalised treatment is so important in all fields of medicine, including psychology.
Gender is a an important determinant of mental health.
Gender is important in defining susceptibility and exposure to a number of mental health risks. Gender can also explain differences in mental health outcomes.
Luckily stress doesn’t do this to you!
Heart racing, quick breathing and tension headaches are just some of the ways stress changes your body.
For a long time, medication dosages were adjusted for patient size and women were simply ‘small men’.
In medical training and practice, gender differences have at last become a vital part of diagnosis and treatment.
Placing a high value on happiness leads us to see sadness as a failure.
In a series of experiments, we showed the high value we place on happiness is not only associated with increased levels of depression, it may actually be the underlying factor.
Night-time lighting – seen here in Chongqing, China – is one of many aspects of city living that can make us more stressed.
Research shows planners and built environment professionals have surprisingly poor knowledge about how cities might harm mental health. The good news is that simple steps can make a big difference.
Stroke can change forever the life of the sufferer and thus their loved ones.
This article discusses the impact of a stroke on the stroke survivor and their carer's social and mental health.
Most important for now is that we look after pregnant women experiencing depression.
A new paper published today has reported a small increase in the number of children born with autism from mothers who were using antidepressant medication while pregnant.
Autism manifests in different ways. The signs are often less visible in women than in men, leading many to be underdiagnosed.
People with chronic bowel conditions may need to use the toilet 20 to 30 times a day.
Our brain and gut are constantly talking to each other, so it makes sense mental health and stomach issues have a close relationship.
How academic sleuthing uncovered the Edinburgh setting for a historic meeting of three of the greatest war poets
Friendship helps protect against loneliness even when oldsters do not have dementia. It can be especially beneficial for those who do.
A recent study finds that friends ought not let friends with dementia be lonely. The surprising part? Why staying friends is good for the friend without dementia as well as for the one who has it.
The All Blacks in action.
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Sport has a mental health problem, but rugby might have the answer.
What schools should be doing to deal with the crisis in children’s mental health.
Many psychologists claim that 13 Reasons Why could incite young people to take their own lives. But their claims aren't supported by evidence.
What does it say about our loose use of the term ‘bullying’ if the most powerful man in the world can claim to be a victim?
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June was a banner month for bullying. Not surprisingly, Donald Trump was in the thick of it. His offensive tweets about MSNBC co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are Exhibit A. Adrienne Watson…
Universities portray campus life as idyllic, but may be missing an opportunity to truly connect with students.
Universities could dramatically transform their role in society through better use of social media