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We explain how periodontitis (gum disease) could be linked to mental health and how dental professionals could help with mental health care. 

Localised inflammation such as that associated with chronic gum disease causes general systemic inflammation which is a potent r...

Inflammation is increasingly billed as the root cause of a dizzying range of psychiatric conditions, from depression to addiction, anxiety to schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder to autism. But what is behind the hype? Find out here.

In fact, whilst inflammation...

Cold water swimmers can seem almost evangelical about their post-swimming 'high’ and credit cold swims with curing depression, anxiety and PTSD (as well as cancer, pain and all manner of other afflictions). But what is the evidence to back this up?

In fact, it seems tha...

We've seen in the previous posts that we can improve our chances of lasting change if we take into account the real role of the behavior we wish to change; and manage our brain’s tendency to revert to past habits, especially under pressure. However, despite the best ma...

Understanding a little about the basic neuroscience of change helps us better understand what really helps and why; and why change is so hard.

While we are wired for change (that is, new thoughts and behaviors will get stored in new connections and patterns in our brain...

Have you ever wanted to make some change to your life, but struggled to make and sustain any positive change?  Then this article is for you...

What we often fail to recognize is that all behavior (even when it seems bad for us) makes sense and performs some useful funct...

The idea that physical exercise might do something really fundamental for our mental health is not immediately obvious. 

But that is what the evidence implies... exercise is not only necessary for the maintenance of good mental health, but it can be used to treat even c...

March 1, 2018

My blog 'What works and why?' focuses on the science and theory behind mental health and therapeutic change.

July 14, 2017

 Understanding what works and why: Sarah Gingell urges counsellors to open their minds to what research can tell them.  Page 34 - 37, Therapy Today, July 2017.  http://www.bacp.co.uk/docs/pdf/16088_therapy-today-july17.pdf

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