Did You Know… #45

In a randomised control trial - patients who rated their clinician as showing greater empathy had reduced common-cold severity and and duration, and increases in immune response levels.

Did You Know… #45

Suicide is the 14th leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for 1.5 per cent of all mortality and it is the leading cause of death among young and middle-aged men in the UK (ONS, 2015).

Did You Know… #43

A study in 2014 from St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Science in Toronto indicated that women are more likely to seek out psychological counselling during a crisis than men. Instead, men will often turn to external coping mechanisms like alcohol.

Did You Know… #41

It was found that anxious clients rate situations as being more dangerous than control subjects do - even when given information that assured them about their safety. Reference: Arntz, Rauner and van der Haut (1995).

Did You Know… #40

A study found that people perceive hills to be less steep when they're with other people or when they imagine a supportive significant other alongside them. Simone Schnall (2008)

Did You Know… #40

Evidence shows that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is strongly supported as a therapy for most of the psychological disorders in adults according to a report by Roth and Fonagy (2005). Reference: Roth, A. and Fonagy, P. (2005). What works for whom? (2nd Edition). New York: Guilford Press.

Did You Know… #39

Clark et al. (1999) compared standard 12-15 session cognitive therapy for panic disorder to a brief five session version of the same treatment. Both of these treatments were highly effective and superior to a waiting list control condition, and there were no significant differences between the two treatments.

Did You Know… #38

While there are more people at work with mental health conditions than ever before, 300,000 people with a long term mental health conditions lose their jobs each year.     Reference: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/thriving-at-work-a-review-of-mental-health-and-employers        

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