There have been calls from leading medical professionals for the law to be changed so that existing cheap drugs, which are already prescribed to hundreds of thousands of patients across the UK, can be given to help more people with a wider range of conditions. Continue reading
Autistic children aged between three and eight have been shown to benefit from increased social skills when they use a nasal spray containing the hormone oxytocin.
A ground-breaking research study has shown that people with autism interpret the world differently through their vision when compared to people without the condition. Continue reading
Joy Milne – a 65-year-old British grandmother from Perth – has been able to demonstrate the ability to detect Parkinson’s disease through her sense of smell. Continue reading
The latest figures on mental health and wellbeing, which have been released by the Office for National Statistics, have revealed that almost one in five young people are coping with high levels of anxiety. Continue reading
Smartphones are packed with a lot of sensors that the machine uses to understand its orientation and place in the world. For example, it knows when it is being held sideways, and can locate itself with GPS. But can those sensors also tell a doctor when you’re suffering from a mental illness? Continue reading
The Shadow Minister of Mental Health has said it is crucial that people receive the support they need when dealing with conditions such as depression and anxiety. Continue reading
A new study has found that a bipolar drug used successfully for decades to treat adults with the condition can also be safe and effective for children suffering from it. Continue reading