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Cognitive behavioural therapy for health anxiety

A study of over 200 people has shown that a course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be more effective in treatment of health anxiety than other types of treatment. Researchers found that after a course of CBT, 14% of … Continue reading

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One in three absences at work due to anxiety and stress

A government survey examining 58,700 individual GPs’ sick notes found that 35% were issued for “mild to moderate mental health disorders“, such as depression, anxiety and stress.   The study also found that there was variation in the use of … Continue reading

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Virtual scenarios may help with social anxiety

Research suggests those suffering from social anxiety may be helped by taking part in virtual scenarios. Researchers at the University of East Anglia designed over 100 virtual scenarios, such as using public transport, buying a drink at a bar and … Continue reading

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Low birth weight boys who experience stress may be at increased risk of adolescent depression and anxiety

A study from researchers in Canada has looked at whether adolescents born at high or low birth weights are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety after experiencing stress. For this study, symptoms of depression and anxiety were … Continue reading

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Quitting smoking ‘reduces anxiety’

Smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards – despite the belief that smoking relieves stress, researchers say. The British Journal of Psychiatry study followed nearly 500 smokers attending NHS stop smoking clinics in England. It found a “significant” decrease … Continue reading

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Miliband: “Talking therapies must be a NHS priority”

In a speech to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Labour leader Ed Miliband has named mental health as the “biggest UK health challenge”. Speaking about the treatment of anxiety and depression, Miliband stated that “talking therapies can help people and … Continue reading

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Mild mental illness ‘raises risk of premature death’

People with mild mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression are more likely to die early, say researchers. A recent study looked at premature deaths from conditions such as heart disease and cancer of 68,000 people in England. They found … Continue reading

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Five-year-olds treated for depression and anxiety

Figures requested by the BBC  have shown that children as young as five are being referred for treatment for depression and anxiety. Experts have said that children are coming under increasing stress because of problems such as unemployment, finances and … Continue reading

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Recession prompts rise in calls to mental health lines

Two leading mental health charities have announced there has been a surge in calls to helplines since the start of the recession.  Mind has seen calls rise by 28% from last year, with calls about personal finance and employment issues … Continue reading

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The National Audit of Psychological Therapies for Anxiety and Depression (NAPT) 2012-13

The NAPT team are currently recruiting for all NHS-funded services to register and participate in the audit.  

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