Edition 10

Is depression overdiagnosed?

Is Depression Overdiagnosed?

A leading psychiatrist told the BBC in August, that too many people are diagnosed with depression when in fact they are just unhappy. Up and down the country...

Police and Criminal Evidence Act consultation; membership ballot results; Charter and Statute changes; and more

PACE – Identifying a problem

The Home Office has published a summary of responses to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) Review consultation exercise, including the British...

Risk assessment, psychology and climate change; and more

Risk assessment, anyone?

Treating Violence: A Guide to Risk Management in Mental Health
Anthony Maden
Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2007; Pb £24.95 (ISBN 978 0 19 852690 2)...

What students can expect from their course; and teaching psychology

Oscar Wilde wrote – ‘The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.’ I beg to differ – a lot of the guidance I can now offer to new students would have been...

Matt Jarvis considers professional development for the psychology teacher

Although psychology at post-16 level has been around since the early 1970s, it has largely existed in isolation from mainstream academic and applied psychology, and the course of its development...