This research reviewed evidence that computerized cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for the anxiety and depressive disorders is acceptable to patients and effective in the short and longer term. Read more »
Psychological stress and trauma are risk factors for several medical and psychiatric illnesses. Recent studies have implicated advanced cellular ageing as a potential mechanism of this association. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of childhood adversity on genetic… Read more »
Research into the relationship between genetic markers and several medical and psychiatric illnesses.
This meta-analytic review was conducted to determine the extent to which social relationships influence risk for mortality, which aspects of social relationships are most highly predictive, and which factors may moderate the risk.
This research examines whether and how oxytocin influences responses to stress in humans and will consider effects in relation to those of social support.
Research into telomerase as a novel and important mediator of the effects of psychological stress on physical health and disease.
This research proposes a model that can form the basis for the development and evaluation of complex interventions in access to mental health care. The authors highlight the key methodological challenges in evaluating the overall impact of access interventions, and… Read more »
A meta-analysis of the efficacy of self-administered treatments (SATs) for clinical levels of depression and anxiety with minimal therapeutic contact.
This research assessed the impact of implementing stepped care empirically supported psychological therapies by measuring the prospective outcomes of patients referred over a two year period to one Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service in the UK.
This article describes the background to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, the arguments on which it is based, the therapist training scheme, the clinical service model, and a summary of progress to date.