Archives for August, 2008

Does Maternal Post-Natal Depression Predict Childhood Friendships

New research suggests some surprising implications for Maternal Blues

YET ANOTHER REASON MATERNAL DEPRESSION NEEDS URGENT TREATMENT, IF YOU NEEDED ONE   Raj Persaud Consultant Psychiatrist The Bethlem Royal and Maudsley NHS Hospitals Trust; Gresham Professor for Public Understanding of Psychiatry When anyone gets depressed its vital to treat the illness urgently as depression has important, often devastating, effects on a person’s life. What […]

Anti-Depressants and the Media

How reliable is the media in its reports of latest research into antidepressants?

Anti-depressants are an increasingly controversial treatment within psychiatry – how reliable are media reports on their efficacy?

Stockholm Syndrome, Kidnapping and Childhood Abuse

Can psychology explain why kidnap victims sometimes appear as if they don't really try hard enough to escape?

Account by psychiatrist and psychologist of Stockholm Syndrome using recent cases in Austria of Natascha Kampusch and also the case involving Josef Fritzl