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Teenagers with severe antisocial behaviour have difficulty recognising facial expressions and are less likely to look at people's eyes, a study has found. Researchers used eye-tracking methods to investigate why teenagers with conduct disorder have difficulty in recognising different emotions in others. Symptoms of the disorder, which is thought to…
City-living significantly increases the risk of psychotic experiences such as hearing voices and paranoia in young people, research has shown. The study of 2,000 British 18-year-olds found that those growing up in urban areas were 40% more likely to have had episodes of psychosis than their countryside counterparts. Among teenagers…
One in four adults experience mental health difficulties in any given year, and mental health issues account for the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The NHS has pledged to invest more than one billion pounds to transform mental health care across the UK. Bangor University has responded…
A new book, written by two academics at the University of Worcester, aims to encourage social workers to get back to the ‘personal’ touch. Social work has become increasingly depersonalised in an era of managerialism and performance management, with many aspects of what were once known as the ‘personal social…
People who take part in a range of leisure activities in middle age are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, according to new research. Psychologists at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University tested more than 500 people aged 79 for memory, problem solving and thinking ability.…
Some sufferers of psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia may have a treatable immune disorder, research suggests. In a nationwide study, scientists at the University of Oxford found up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve a condition where antibodies attack the brain. The team suggested that all patients displaying…
We all experience the ups and downs of life sometimes. We might be treated badly by others or miss out on something we think we deserve, like a promotion at work. This can make us feel wronged, but we often get over it – or so you might think. In…
The University of Bath’s Department of Psychology are officially opening at their new 10 West building today. The building will provide space for the expansion of the Department of Psychology, including the new Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR), a new home for the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and…
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