Three Proven Psychological Treatments for Young People That Need to be Funded

From the first of November Australians living in rural and remote areas will be eligible to receive Medicare rebates for psychological treatments delivered in part via video conferencing. This is a step in the right direction, but there are still psychological treatments we know work, that remain unfunded. Under the “Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative” [...]

Lives Grow Longer, and Health Care’s Challenges Change

Getting a blood sugar test at a mobile clinic near a New Delhi slum. Chronic health problems like diabetes are on the rise among India's population, even as there has been success against more immediately life-threatening ailments. Credit Prakash Singh/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images     As illness patterns worldwide shift toward chronic, [...]

Cultural and Economic Factors Affect European Antidepressant Use

The study found that antidepressants were prescribed more often and used more regularly in countries with higher levels of healthcare spending. In addition, beliefs that people with a mental illness are 'dangerous' were associated with higher use, whereas attitudes that they 'never recover' or 'have themselves to blame' were associated with lower and less regular [...]

Hacking the Nervous System

When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on her back with her feet in the air, she had to accept that things had reached a crisis point. “I had become so stiff I couldn’t [...]