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Megan Skelton

V for Viva

By | A-Z

Alicia Peel and Meg Skelton describe their experiences of the PhD viva in the UK, having both passed theirs last year.           What is a viva? A viva is an examination of your thesis, where you are asked questions to demonstrate that your work meets the…

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Genetic studies help improve other treatments besides medication

By | Mythbusters

Psychological therapies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) are first-line treatments for the most common mental health problems, namely anxiety and depression (National Institute for Care and Excellence, 2009), and yet they are only partially effective. For example, similar to anti-anxiety/antidepressant medications, approximately half of individuals do not experience a…

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