mental health

On genetics Oliver James is on a different planet to the rest of us

In reviews of his brilliant 2002 book The Blank Slate, which railed against the ‘modern denial of human nature’, Steven…

What I wish Stephen Fry understood about mental health

The following letter, addressed to Stephen Fry, is written by Richard Bentall, professor of clinical psychology at the University of…

Study seeks to end guesswork for diagnosing mental illness

Researchers at the University of Georgia have identified several biological markers for mental disorders. The research, published in the American…

Interrupted sleep is worse than a short sleep and its effects are cumulative

A short amount of sleep can be more beneficial than a longer period of interrupted sleep, according to a study…

We are becoming a dementia nation

For years, the signs have not been promising. But there may be the beginnings of hope

Media coverage of the Germanwings crash ‘increased the stigma of depression’

On March 24 the Germanwings flight 9525 crashed into the Alps, causing 150 deaths. Rigorous investigation indicates that the co-pilot,…