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Careers in psychiatry
Interested in psychiatry? Would you prefer to work with adults, children or older people? Check out the different areas you could specialise in when you...

Career profile: Psychiatrist
Get the lowdown on what the job involves, what qualifications you need and how long it takes to train. A what? A psychiatrist is a medical doctor, who...

What's the difference between psychiatry and psychology?
Confused about the difference between these two branches of mental health care? Read on to find out more. What do psychology and psychiatry mean? The...

Asperger syndrome
There are over half a million people in the UK with an autism spectrum disorder - that's around one in 100. People with Asperger syndrome come from all...

Asperger syndrome: continued
Individuals with Asperger syndrome experience some common characteristics. Read on to find out more. Common characteristics include: Love of routines...

Baby talk and brain waves
Could the brain waves of babies signal how well their speech develops? Researchers from the Centre of Neuroscience in the US seem to think so. Watch this...

Bipolar disorder explained
Watch the video clip to see Professor John Geddes from the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University explains what bipolar disorder is, how it’s...

Epilepsy myths
A new study suggests many people still believe potentially harmful myths about epilepsy. Epilepsy is diagnosed when a person has regular seizures caused...

Synaesthesia
Do you know what flashing lights sound like? How about moving dots? Well apparently there are some people who can answer these questions and researchers...

Why 'voices in the head' are male
Scientists at the  University of Sheffield have revealed the differences in the way the male brain interprets male and female voices, explaining why...