Mental Health

‘The most toe-curlingly embarrassing TV you’ll ever see in your life’
Piers Morgan leaves BBC Broadcasting House after appearing on Sunday Morning
Instant Opinion

‘The most toe-curlingly embarrassing TV you’ll ever see in your life’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
26 Apr 2022
‘Tax avoidance violates British notions of fairness’
Rishi Sunak, the chancellor of the exchequer, holding the red budget box
Instant Opinion

‘Tax avoidance violates British notions of fairness’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
12 Apr 2022
Football violence, military trauma and potato milk
Police and England fans on Wembley Way ahead of the Euro 2020 final
Podcast

Football violence, military trauma and potato milk

Why are hooligans back in the headlines? Are our soldiers being failed by their employer? And is the humble potato the next superfood?
11 Feb 2022
Seeing stars, prescribing comedy and decriminalising drugs
Star-gazing
Podcast

Seeing stars, prescribing comedy and decriminalising drugs

What will the James Webb Telescope accomplish? Why is the NHS sending people to comedy courses? And are drugs laws about to change in the British capi…
7 Jan 2022
Do antidepressants work?
Aerial view of pills
In Depth

Do antidepressants work?

New review advocates for a ‘more cautious prescribing practice’
22 Dec 2021
What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
Person walks over Millennium Bridge in London during winter fog
Fact file

What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?

Light exposure is said to help improve low mood during darker months
29 Nov 2021
Woman who married herself divorcing after meeting someone else
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Tall Tales

Woman who married herself divorcing after meeting someone else

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Nov 2021

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Long Covid and the problem with Western medicine
Medical and patient
Expert’s view

Long Covid and the problem with Western medicine

Expert argues that our simplistic and one-dimensional view of illness is unsustainable
22 Nov 2021
Why psychosis is on the rise
Women sits in hospital
Fact file

Why psychosis is on the rise

Latest data provides ‘concrete evidence’ of impact of Covid pandemic on mental health
18 Oct 2021
Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health
Bashar al-Assad
Podcast

Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health

Will Syrian criminals be allowed home? How did an American prison fall into the hands of inmates? And why are sports stars struggling with their menta…
15 Oct 2021
Is social media bad for your mental health?
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In Depth

Is social media bad for your mental health?

Facebook faces damaging claims that it was aware of harm Instagram caused to children
28 Sep 2021
What is social prescribing?
Elderly people playing bridge
Getting to grips with . . .

What is social prescribing?

Help beyond medication may become a lifeline for the NHS in post-pandemic times
15 Sep 2021
Mental health and elite sport: the pressure to perform 
Team USA gymnast Simone Biles
Why we’re talking about . . .

Mental health and elite sport: the pressure to perform 

Gymnastics star Simone Biles pulls out of the individual all-around final in Tokyo 
28 Jul 2021
‘A lesson for Johnson: if you pick fights, you can get hurt’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘A lesson for Johnson: if you pick fights, you can get hurt’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 Jul 2021
PTSD: the definition, symptoms and treatment
Nadia Whittome
Getting to grips with . . .

PTSD: the definition, symptoms and treatment

Labour MP Nadia Whittome has spoken out about her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder
3 Jun 2021
Covid anxiety: the symptoms and how to treat it
Woman covered in plastic bag wears mask to protect from Covid-19
Fact file

Covid anxiety: the symptoms and how to treat it

Research shows that the syndrome is especially common among younger people and women
12 May 2021
Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed
Life in lockdown
Expert’s view

Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed

Psychologists have had a unique opportunity to study the effects of social isolation
6 Apr 2021
How schools can support children’s mental health
Children at Epsom College
In Depth

How schools can support children’s mental health

The best have helped their students to build resilience during the challenges of the past year
10 Mar 2021
Elections make us miserable, global study reveals
A man votes in the 2016 EU referendum
Getting to grips with . . .

Elections make us miserable, global study reveals

Research spanning 24 European countries finds that polling days cause dissatisfaction to rise by 16%
1 Mar 2021
Global Covid pandemic responses have made other diseases worse
NHS staff treat a Covid patient in intensive care at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey
In Depth

Global Covid pandemic responses have made other diseases worse

From mental health to cancer, a medical history expert explains the hidden damage caused by Covid-19
26 Feb 2021
Coronavirus: one in five cases trigger psychological illness
Two elderly people wearing face masks are reunited.
In Depth

Coronavirus: one in five cases trigger psychological illness

New study finds that one in five patients infected with the virus go on to suffer from mental disorder
16 Nov 2020
Britain home to the ‘unhappiest teenagers in Europe’
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In Brief

Britain home to the ‘unhappiest teenagers in Europe’

Charity says ‘modern life’ and ‘exam pressure’ is driving down life satisfaction
28 Aug 2020
Lasting impact: how Covid damages the human brain
Brain scan
In Depth

Lasting impact: how Covid damages the human brain

New research suggests coronavirus complications may include stroke and psychosis
26 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: practical tips for avoiding cabin fever
China
In Depth

Coronavirus: practical tips for avoiding cabin fever

Drawing up a family contract and earmarking different zones in your home can help with isolation and anxiety
18 Mar 2020
Surge in suicides by UK veterans of Afghan war
British army soldier
In Brief

Surge in suicides by UK veterans of Afghan war

Government expresses concern as 14 former soldiers kill themselves in two months
2 Mar 2020
City traders call for shorter working hours
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In Brief

City traders call for shorter working hours

UK and European exchanges urged to cut trading hours to 9 to 4 in bid to improve work-life balance
8 Nov 2019
Why are Britain’s mental health hospitals being criticised?
Mental health
In Depth

Why are Britain’s mental health hospitals being criticised?

Patients with learning disabilities endure ‘horrific’ conditions, say MPs and peers
1 Nov 2019
Medicinal cannabis ‘does not help depression and anxiety’
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In Brief

Medicinal cannabis ‘does not help depression and anxiety’

New research review suggests use of the drug can worsen psychotic symptoms
29 Oct 2019
The happiest and least happy places to live in the UK
Ribble Valley
In Depth

The happiest and least happy places to live in the UK

Residents of Ribble Valley in Lancashire now have even more reason to smile
24 Oct 2019
Can you teach ‘mental toughness’?
Mental toughness
In Depth

Can you teach ‘mental toughness’?

Schools have a considerable interest in fostering such positive attributes, argues psychology professor
16 Oct 2019
The impact Brexit is having on Britain’s sex life
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In Brief

The impact Brexit is having on Britain’s sex life

Vote to leave EU has caused a spike in anxiety, splits, divorces and sexless couples
2 Aug 2019
Why is hay fever so bad and is there a cure?
A woman with hayfever blows her nose
In Depth

Why is hay fever so bad and is there a cure?

Sufferers face runny noses and watering eyes as grass pollen season begins
28 May 2019
Five ways to combat information overload
New Yorkers checking their phone's on the subway
In Depth

Five ways to combat information overload

Here are The Week's top tips for coping with the stress and strain of the 21st century
10 May 2019
How the NHS is failing children on mental health
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In Depth

How the NHS is failing children on mental health

Major new study finds level of provision for young people in UK ‘lags far behind’ other EU countries
29 Apr 2019
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