Last updated on 11th April 2013
Every few weeks I scan through all the articles I've found interesting in the previous month (in the general areas of stress, health & wellbeing) and then filter them into four narrower, more specific mailings. One is primarily for cognitive-behavioural therapists linked with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and other CBT organizations around the world. This set of abstracts focuses particularly on cognitive therapy in its many applications (anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, etc). Click on BABCP mailing to see the 30 abstracts (mostly from February) that I have listed.
A second, and more recent development, is for people who have expressed an interest in keeping up to date with research relevant to compassion - see the post "Proposal for a BABCP special interest group on compassion" - this month there are 2 abstracts in the Compassion mailing.
A third mailing is to various people involved with Action on Depression Scotland (AOD). AOD is the only charity specifically working for people with depression who live in Scotland. I've been on their Clinical Advisory Board for some years. These abstracts focus more on depression and many are about antidepressant medication as well as others which overlap with the BABCP mailing on psychotherapy. Click on AOD mailing to see the 22 abstracts recently sent out.
The fourth mailing is to the editor of the British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA) newsletter. Back in the early 1980's I was on the working party that set up the BHMA. I'm not much involved with them now - partly because many of their original objectives have been achieved and are now mainstream. This month's BHMA mailing contains 48 abstracts covering a multitude of stress, health & wellbeing related subjects including healthy diet's protective effect against developing depression, mindfulness in schools, the benefits of practising kindness if you're socially anxious, the value of low-intensity interventions even for severe depression, non-celiac wheat sensitivity, the importance of friendship for both men & women, type of alcohol & cardiovascular benefit, exercise & reduced risk of dementia, Mediterranean diet & daily mood improvements, multivitamin-multimineral supplements' beneficial effect on mood but lack of effect on mortality, work stress & cancer, the value of graded return to work with musculoskeletal pain, and much more.