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

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.

Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education: report

Details of a report about supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education.

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.

[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.

Understanding the ‘social’ in social anxiety

By medicalising social anxiety as wholly a problem of the individual we risk overlooking the potential social drivers.

Gaming addiction as a mental disorder: it’s premature to pathologise players

Rigorous scientific research into gaming addiction is essential. Now is not the time to pathologise one of the most popular leisure activities of the digital age.

People experiencing suicidal thoughts need the compassionate ear of a caring...

A genuinely caring response from a person might be sufficient for the person who is having suicidal thoughts to reconsider.

Disrupted sleep-wake cycle linked to mental health problems – new study

Disturbances to circadian rhythms – specifically, increased activity during rest hours and/or inactivity during the day – were associated with a greater risk of mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), worse subjective feelings of well-being and slower reaction times.

Some women feel grief after an abortion, but there’s no evidence...

Neither the term “post-abortion syndrome”, nor the claims about its characteristics, are supported by any national or international psychological societies.

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.