Monthly Archives: March 2017

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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Tips for Fellowships

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It’s about 18 months since I started my latest fellowship, and I am still a couple of years away from the feeling of impending doom that will no doubt accompany the last 18 months of my contract. So as I sit here on my temporary island of temporary calm I…

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Summer babies are schooled in low self-esteem

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Children in the UK start primary school in the September following their fourth birthday. This means that summer born babies can start school almost a year earlier than their autumn born peers. In this post, Alison Pike outlines the disadvantages of this system for summer born babies, alongside some possible…

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