Mental health professionals who have experienced mental illness have much to offer to their patients.
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Psychologists have mental health difficulties and illnesses at the same rate as the general population – but the profession has long stigmatized talking about them in public.
New research confirms the benefits, but few hospitals in the UK provide these services at present.
It’s important to find a psychologist you connect with and who seems to understand you.
Priscilla Du Preez
Psychologists use a number of different methods, including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and behavioural activation. Here’s how they work and who they might suit best.
Women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety as men.
Around 20% of young Australian women had a diagnosis of depression or anxiety in 2017 compared with 12.8% in 2009. But the proportion of people reporting significant symptoms has remained stable.
Ted Bundy, a day before his execution in January 1989.
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Psychologists are debating whether the presence of one trait – boldness – is the key to determining if someone is a psychopath, or just a garden-variety criminal.
Students who need mental health services rarely receive them.
In order to prevent future mental health problems among at-risk students, schools must do a better job of screening for mental health problems earlier.
Dunblane Primary reopening a few days after tragedy.
The odds of recovering from a terrible experience are higher than you might think.