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A fine line

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Psychminded exclusively publishes a chapter of a new book, entitled Madness Contested, in which Fiona Venner and Michelle Noad detail the philosophy and success of the unique...
Autism

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Scarecrow competitions, Women’s Institute meetings and exercise classes. These are the kind of events usually hosted by the village hall in Wyboston, Bedfordshire. But on...
Mental Health Alert

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The NHS 15 Steps Challenge is a unique tool to improving quality of care in inpatient mental health environments, argues Louise Randle Having worked as...
Autism

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The first ever outcomes-measurement tool to help assess the progress and change of people with autism while they are in care has been released. The...
Brain Puzzle

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Anti-psychotics should not be used as a first-line treatment for people at risk of psychosis, including schizophrenia, researchers have claimed. Instead, “benign” active monitoring or...
UK Parliament

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A mental health minister should be appointed to the government’s cabinet, an influential economist, former government adviser and Labour peer has said. Lord Richard Layard...
Metal Health under the magnifying glass

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The new planned Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is “unscientific” and risks increasing the medicalisation of normal behaviour, including that of children,...
Self Strength

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The stronger our sense of selfhood, the better we deal with change, challenge, growth, uncertainty, the unknown, loss and the unexpected. Likewise, the greater...
David Cameron on NHS

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Just one in 10 psychiatrists think planned government NHS reforms will lead to better patient care - and eight in ten want the plans...
UK Law

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The first psychiatric patient to have an appeal against detention heard in public has lost his bid to be discharged from Broadmoor high-security hospital. Albert...