Twitter, Empathy, Relationship and Correlates

Social media and Twitter are increasingly used for personal and professional purposes. However, it is not clear whether and how social media may affect mentalisation, relationships, and empathy. Therefore, given…


Creativity and Mental Health

Below are the details of the next Twitter chat @MHChat.

Does Mental Illness Exist?

The question that makes up the title of this post is one of the most controversial in the field of mental health. It has been in the air again recently…


Mental Health Awareness Week: Exploring the experiences of Mental Health and Illness

There is abundant evidence that stigma of mental ill health is a primary barrier to seeking and receiving adequate care and to achieving better life opportunities for individuals living with…

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Debating Diagnosis and DSM-5

The new ‘psychiatry bible’ DSM-5 has come under a lot of fire since it’s recent launch. One vociferous critic is Duke University’s Professor Allen Frances, himself a renowned psychiatrist who helped…

Antipsychotics and Violence: Controversy and Coverage

A new study in The Lancet reports on the fact that antipsychotics appear to be linked to reduction in violent crime. Researchers accessed a large Swedish database to study the…

The Clinician’s Illusion: A Powerful Source of Bias Three Decades On.

30 years ago, two statistically minded psychologists published a brief but elegant paper describing a phenomenon they called “the clinician’s illusion”. Patricia and Jacob Cohen were a highly distinguished academic…

Information Sheet

Twitter© and Identity: Effect of Twitter© on identity, relationships, empathy and correlates. PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SHEET 1.  Study title  Twitter© and Identity: Effect of Twitter© on identity, relationships, empathy and correlates….