stress

Suggested by Nick Hoyle, OU Psychology Student and HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner. 

‘According to the Yerkes–Dodson law, optimal/peak performance occurs at an intermediate level of arousal. Too...

Tony is a 46-year-old paediatrician and safeguarding lead for a large NHS Trust. He is married and has an eight-year-old daughter called Sophie. Tony is a smart, affable down-to-earth character – he’s the sort of doctor who wears a tweed jacket in preference to a dark blue...

A new report published by the Society of Occupational Medicine and The Louise Tebboth Foundation has detailed evidence that UK doctors are at greater risk of work-related stress, burnout and...

According to the Old Testament, God created heaven and earth in six busy days. However, on the seventh day He rested from his work, and the Fourth commandment instructs people to do the same; believers nor their family, servants, cattle or even “strangers within their gates”...

I want to congratulate Derek Larkin and colleagues for raising awareness of mental health in elite sport (‘When winners need help’, August 2017). They highlight a range of complex...

Burnout has been hugely influential. How did you develop the concept?
It didn’t come from me, but from the people I interviewed. I didn’t start off with a theory – it was very much bottom up. I was trained at Stanford as an experimental social...

What connects these individuals: Frank Bruno, Dame Kelly Holmes, Marcus Trescothick [pictured] and Aaron Lennon? If you said are all are winners you would be correct; if you said all are elite sports individuals, again correct. But there is something else: they all reported...

The following tips were included in an 8-page, A5 leaflet to be sent out with copies of the May edition of The Psychologist, kindly sponsored by Staffordshire University. You can download it below, or request hard copies if you can get...

Why do civil engineers spend trillions of dollars building bends into roads when a straight one would do just fine? Why has the number of prescriptions for anti-depressants almost doubled in the past decade? Why do some people perform better under stress? According to...

A charter has been launched to support the wellbeing and resilience of mental health professionals after a survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the field. The British Psychological Society and New Savoy Partnership research showed...