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

People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot...

A new study, published in Clinical Psychological Science, has now unveiled a class of words that can help accurately predict whether someone is suffering from depression.

DWP U-turns on PIP mobility rules that were based on ‘unsupported...

A government climbdown over new disability benefit rules that were found by the high court to be unlawful and “blatantly discriminatory” demonstrates its failure to base its policies on sound research and evidence, say disabled campaigners.

More than half of workers stay silent about mental health issues

UK research shows over 50% of people who take sick days for mental health reasons, do not reveal the reason to their boss.

The employment story of a young man with cerebral palsy

An interview with Nick about his work and volunteer experiences.

[Research] Behavioural activation as effective as cognitive behavioural therapy for depression

BA encourages people to focus on meaningful activities driven by their own personal values as a way of overcoming depression.

Disability service sector can’t meet NDIS demand

A significant number of disability service organisations lack the financial capacity to meet the increased demand from the NDIS.

Study shows direct manipulation of brain can reverse effects of depression

Study shows direct manipulation of brain can reverse effects of depression. Admittedly it sounds a scary treatment!

[Research] Almost half of businesses apprehensive about hiring people with disabilities

Almost half of UK businesses admit to being apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they won’t be able to do the job and concerns about making inappropriate comments or actions.

[Research] People with sight loss at increased risk of depression

People with vision loss or who suffer vision loss are at a greater risk of suffering depression and support workers must be trained to recognise the symptoms and institute early treatment.

The social model of disability: thirty years on

Details the history and current status of the social mode of disability.