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Brain damage claim leads to new row over electroshock therapy
Experts divided on effectiveness of ECT and concerned by overuse in women and the elderly

Robin McKie Science editor

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Dame Paula Rego obituary
Painter whose powerful images of women disrupted the male gaze

Michael McNay

08, Jun, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Let doctors use MDMA to treat veterans with PTSD and depression, former ADF boss says
Chris Barrie says he hopes common sense will prevail and the TGA will allow drug to be more readily used to treat patients

Christopher Knaus

03, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Therapy v medication? How to choose the best treatment for anxiety
Medication is often prescribed as a quick-fix but therapy can be more helpful in the long-run, if accessible. Here’s how to work out what is best for you

Emine Saner

25, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Suicide attempts among Australia’s live performers rose over last two years, survey reveals
Depression and anxiety double that found in general population, mental health researchers find

Kelly Burke

24, May, 2022 @2:25 AM

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‘We can’t switch off’: MP’s staff member reveals mental health pressure
An anonymous worker shares their experience, as study shows half of UK MPs’ staff have clinical levels of psychological distress

As told to Josh Halliday

23, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘I feel totally seen’: John Crace on how guided breathing soothed a lifetime of anxiety
After 65 anxious years, trying every conceivable treatment and therapy available, just one session of breathwork was all that was needed to calm a troubled mind

John Crace

23, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Inaction on gambling addiction will bring more grief, says bereaved mother
Exclusive: government proposals to stop gambling deaths are ‘more of same system that killed Jack’, say parents of man who killed himself

Emily Dugan

23, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Cleo’s world was darkened by depression. Reconnecting brought back some colour | Gill Straker and Jacqui Winship
The very act of talking about it in a supportive environment can provide some comfort for many who are depressed

Gill Straker and Jacqui Winship

22, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Wellbeing secrets from the Chelsea flower show
Some of the biggest gardens at this year’s show explore the theme of mental health. From tactile walls to busy bees, here’s how they are creating green sanctuaries

Matt Collins

20, May, 2022 @11:00 PM

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The death of a US marine veteran
After a tour on the ‘mortuary affairs’ squad gathering human remains in Iraq, marine Christian Slater slowly unraveled

Neal Hirschfeld

18, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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People in performing arts twice as likely to have depression, Equity finds
Performing arts practitioners’ union says Covid exacerbated contributory factors such as job insecurity and low pay

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

11, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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