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The latest research, from around the world, and news on managing specific disabilities.

Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows

This Amazonian sacred plant has the potential to be used safely and effectively to treat even the hardest to treat depression.

How gardening can improve the mental health of refugees

After spending many years living in refugee camps, gardening can provide a safe space to establish identity, rebuild lives and attain happiness.

Why do some people with autism have restricted interests and repetitive...

There is a large gap in our understanding of another cluster of behaviours that form part of an autism diagnosis: restrictive and repetitive behaviours and interests (RRBs).

Autistic people at greater risk of becoming homeless – new research

Investment in a greater range of meaningful services for this group is vital to ensure that they are less likely to have problems with employment and in finding sustainable accommodation.

Suicide nation: What’s behind the need to numb and to seek...

Are the increasing suicide rates linked to the seeming increase in demand for drugs such as marijuana, opioids and psychiatric medicine?

Digital mental health drug raises troubling questions

Having pills that connect us to our doctor and pharmaceutical companies via an app is dehumanizing and reduces patients’ psychic lives to a digital readout.

Can yoga help treat mental illness?

What yoga clearly does is relieving symptoms of anxiety in healthy individuals – be it diffuse everyday fear, examination anxiety or performance anxiety in musicians.

Why pregnant women with depression often slip through the cracks

Having a baby can be extraordinarily challenging. Women are extremely vulnerable to emotional changes during pregnancy and the year after delivery.

Neurons made from blood cells – a new tool for understanding...

This research will not only provide insights into how diseases develop but will also create a way to test new therapies before they are given to patients.

Invisible disabilities: Looking beyond labels – A round-up

Invisible disabilities:: Something like 96% of disabilities are not physical and yet there is little understanding of what a non‑visible disability is and how to support someone who has one.