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There’s a neurological model of colour perception that leads to surprising conclusions about colours, and interesting parallels with emotions.

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An animated TV documentary broadcast by the BBC illustrates some useful ideas in counselling and psychotherapy. It’s a bit creepy, too.

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A recent research study that asked CBT therapists to reflect on their own thoughts illustrates unwittingly how poor some CBT training has become.

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I noticed today that Depression Awareness Week is coming, according the website of the charity Depression Alliance. This year it’s going to be the week of 11th-18th April — oh — well, I suppose I’m in no position to complain that they don’t update their website very often.

Like many sources of information and self-help about mental illness, Depression Alliance have a fuzzy definition of what mental illness is, and that’s much more serious.

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This month’s draft guideline from the health quango NICE on the long-term management of self harm provides a revealing perspective on the NHS’s inadequacies, which go beyond failures in the treatment of individual cases to NICE itself and the basis for its existence.

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A Harvard professor of psychiatry and the law has published a pocket guide to help clinicians working in mental health avoid some common pitfalls.

It is possible to look at the guide from a patient’s point of view, and to deduce some warning signs of when therapy is going wrong.

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A recent analysis of patients’ comments about the NHS highlights a widespread problem, but comes to the wrong conclusions about how to fix it.

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