Poverty, inequality and social isolation have an impact on mental health.
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Social psychiatry has fallen from favour. It's time to revisit it.
Why psychoanalysis and children shouldn't mix.
Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte at a hospital in Normandy, ahead of the launch of a new autism strategy.
France has launched a new autism plan – but why does the country lag behind in its provisions for the condition?
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Sigmund Freud understood that mental conflict could become physical disability.
People have diagnosed Donald Trump with all sorts of disorders — but is this ethical?
There's a fierce debate about whether it's ethical for mental health professionals to diagnose politicians they haven't personally examined.
Psychoanalysis is based on the belief our behaviours have an underlying cause from earlier in life.
Freud recognised the idea of an unconscious in his work in the late 1800s. He proposed physical symptoms often express deeply repressed conflicts and thoughts.
I just can’t seem to get my replication studies published.
Only 1% of published psychology research papers are ever repeated. If psychologists want their discipline to be taken seriously, they'll need to get their house in order.
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Trace fiber from Freud’s couch under crossed polars with Quartz wedge compensator (#1), 2015, unique jacquard woven tapestry, 2.9m x 2m.
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In the middle of a rose garden, on a leafy road in northwest London, nestles the Freud Museum – though the petals, in October, are tumbling. The house, at 20 Maresfield Gardens, is the proud bearer of…