Self-stigma and the dark side of resilience: do we blame ourselves for the signs of stress-related mental illness?

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As rates of depression and anxiety rise, it isn’t too surprising that social attitudes towards mental illness have improved considerably. However, as the current economic climate continues to strain our mental health, it also demands us to stay positive in the face of stress and uncertainty. Have we become so…

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Does D-cycloserine enhance effects of exposure-based cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety disorders? Findings from a recent meta-analysis

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When it first emerged just over a decade ago, D-cycloserine (DCS) enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for anxiety was hailed as one of the best examples of translational research in psychiatry. But does this apparent wonder drug really enhance the effects of exposure-based CBT? A recently published meta-analysis attempts to…

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