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Does listening to certain songs help us slip into the ether? 'Clouds' via

Can listening to music help you sleep?

Composer Max Richter – with his epic, eight-hour-long piece Sleep – aims to be an auditory sandman.
Narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills. Beks

Why are we so obsessed with self-obsession?

Narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills. But guess what? We are all infected – especially you!
The therapeutic relationship can be as important as the type of therapy. In this photo, occupational therapist Carly Rogers (second from left) talks to military veterans at the surf therapy program she founded, in Manhattan Beach, California. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Does psychotherapy research with trauma survivors underestimate the patient-therapist relationship?

While evidence suggests that the therapeutic relationship is a critical part of psychotherapy, the impact of the relationship often isn't studied in clinical trials for trauma survivors with PTSD.
It can be tempting to lecture or punish kids for a disappointing end-of-year school report – but a recent study shows that’s likely to backfire in later years.

If you want your child to bring home better grades, stop yelling and try this

Right now, teachers across Australia are busy writing up end-of-year report cards for nearly 4 million school students. But what should you do if your child brings home a report you're not happy with?
Australians are less likely to see a person with an anxiety disorder as warranting professional help. David Goehring/Flickr

Australians understand depression, so why don’t we ‘get’ anxiety?

Australians have come a long way in understanding depression. Most recognise the symptoms and believe in the value of professional help. But anxiety disorders have been left behind.

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