Monthly Archives: February 2017

“So that means there’s nothing you can do about it…?” – Understanding the relationship between aetiology and intervention in psychiatric research

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One of the main challenges associated with conveying findings from behavioural genetic research concerns the relationship between aetiology and intervention. In part, this is because of the widely-held understanding among the lay public that something being “in your genes” means that your fate is sealed. But this challenge is more…

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Cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescent body dysmorphic disorder: latest findings and future directions

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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) affects up to 2% of the population and is associated with serious impairment and disruption among sufferers. Yet, compared to other psychiatric problems, it remains relatively under-researched. Here, I describe our findings from a recent study of the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent BDD.

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Depression, developmental change, & the home environment: a summary of our latest research paper

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Clearly, the onset of depressive symptoms, at any stage of an individual’s life, is a cause for deep concern among loved ones. But the emergence of such problems in young children and adolescents is especially worrisome for parents – and never more so than when it coincides with problems at home.  But what…

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