The Mental Health Commission published a report in 2018, that found children continue to be admitted to adult mental health facilities deemed inappropriate to their needs. Photograph: iStock

Children with severe mental health problems are being admitted to adult psychiatric wards, due to a lack of age-appropriate facilities. Concerned par(...)

Many common psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, “are deeply connected on a genetic level”, scientists have discovered.(...)

Children continue to be admitted to adult mental health facilities deemed inappropriate to their needs, a new series of reports has found, despite str(...)

Psychiatric nurses at University Hospital Waterford are refusing to carry out non-nursing duties as part of  industrial action.

Psychiatric nurses in Waterford and Kilkenny are refusing to carry out non-nursing duties as part of a campaign of industrial action against overcrowd(...)

Jealousy instils anger, causing untold damage to a relationship. And, tragically, the Green-Eyed Monster can be the very thing that drives away the person one most desires. Photograph: iStock

Jealousy is a dangerous emotion – it can hijack your mind, ruin your relationships, destroy your family, and, in extreme cases, even lead to murder. (...)

John Cryan and Ted Dinan: their research has shown that people who are clinically depressed have less diversity in the microbiota in their gut.

Two UCC scientists who discovered a link between mood and bacteria in the gut are planning to develop a new “psychobiotic” to treat depression. Profe(...)

  The victim of the attack Simon Burke outside the Central Criminal Court. Following the attack doctors were unable to remove parts of the knife from Mr Burke’s  head.   Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A man with paranoid schizophrenia went to a psychiatric unit but didn’t get to see anyone hours before he stabbed a stranger in the head with a knife(...)

Under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act a pregnant woman or girl  may have an abortion if  there is a real and substantial risk to her life by suicide. Photograph: Istock

Accessing an abortion under the terms of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act (PLDPA) can be a “lottery”, a leading perinatal psychiatrist has (...)

Dermot Walsh: Clinical colleagues remember a man noted for his kindness to patients, no matter what their diagnosis.
Obituary: Dermot Walsh
  • People
  • February 25, 2017, 06:00

Dr Dermot Walsh, who has died aged 86 following a brief illness, was, for over six decades, a leading reformer of Irish mental health services and a t(...)

Depression research has entered a new era with many different personalised treatment being tested around the world. Photograph: iStockphoto

When the “sunshine drug” Prozac was approved by the FDA in 1987, it was hailed as a miracle drug and paved the way for the next generation of antidepr(...)

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