Donald Trump has famously professed an aversion to germs. But when does distaste become a disorder?
Insights from positive psychology reveal the factors that can help people be happier and more satisfied.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is published by the American Psychiatric Society as a classification and diagnostic tool for mental health professionals. The fifth edition, known as the DSM-5, was published in 2013 after a long period of research, consultation and some controversy. It is one of the potential reference tools used…
A growing body of evidence reveals feeling happy is linked with better physical and psychological health.
Everyone wants to feel well but there’s a lot more to wellbeing than happiness and yoga.
Use of physical restraint in detention settings is outmoded, according to a leading expert, and amounts to a physical assault that would be unacceptable in any other setting.
In our modern world, the internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, enabling us to be more connected and efficient than ever before. But our move online has also resulted in the serious and growing global phenomenon of internet addiction.
Many professions - paramedics, police, firefighters - involve helping people in traumatic circumstances but witnessing trauma has its own effects that can haunt people for life.
Ageism is rife but negative perceptions of older people are not just restricted to the young – research shows older people can also hold bias about ageing which can impair their mental and physical health and enjoyment of life.
Young people who have a parent with cancer experience high levels of psychological distress. Open and honest communication is their primary unmet need and may reduce the distress they experience.