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Silent suffering? Silent suffering? The Thinker by Albino Flea

Men, masculine pride and how to cope with depression

Masculinity plays an important role in dealing with problems such as depression. Men often don’t feel able to reach out for assistance because both the symptoms of depression and the act of seeking help…
Treatment allows offenders to develop better coping skills and improve their interpersonal functioning. Treatment allows offenders to develop better coping skills and improve their interpersonal functioning. Shutterstock

The role of therapy in rehabilitating sex offenders

As a clinical and forensic psychologist, I assess and treat sex offenders, ultimately to minimise the risk of reoffending and help keep the community safe. Thanks to the proliferation of research and clinical…
Not that kind of rumination. Not that kind of rumination. Jill Clardy

Rumination and remedy: five ways to improve your outlook

It is the events that happen in our lives that determine the state of our mental health, rather than some inherent personal inadequacy or genetic flaw. And psychological processes, such as rumination and…
Insulin is so last season. Insulin is so last season. DeathByBokeh

‘Reverse vaccine’ a potential treatment for type-1 diabetes

“Reverse vaccines” could be used to help relieve sufferers of type-1 diabetes from the inconvenience of daily insulin injections. A vaccine usually works by boosting the body’s immune system to fight a…
Sometimes, the walls of the therapy room may simply be getting in the way of recovery. Sometimes, the walls of the therapy room may simply be getting in the way of recovery. János Balázs

Breaking down the walls of the therapy room

Psychotherapy and psychological treatment are typically private processes, bound by the unique relationship between client and therapist, and by strict rules of confidentiality. But there’s a growing realisation…
Telling people there’s no “cure” for depression or bipolar can leave them feeling like a victim. Telling people there’s no “cure” for depression or bipolar can leave them feeling like a victim. PA/Paul Faith

People with depression and bipolar must have more choice

An increasing number of people are trying to cope with depression and bipolar in the UK. But we also have an over-reliance on drugs and waiting lists can be a year long for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy…

Research Briefs (5)

Text therapy helps ease isolation

A new therapy involving patients receiving text messages has been found to improve the mood of subjects. The program sent…