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Ouija board study highlights ineffective treatment for autism

Facilitated communication is still a widely used technique even though studies have shown that it does not work. A new study into Ouija boards indicates why.

Parents benefit from their child attending therapy

In a new study, researchers demonstrate parents’ emotional response to the therapy their child receives.

Talks help children with dysfunctional parents to cope

Children with parents suffering from addiction or mental health issues are often faced with great challenges in their everyday lives. Conversation and information may help them to deal with the difficulties.

Taking patients to the cinema

Health workers are on their way out of their neutral, white coats. Therapists are using themselves as fellow human beings.

Here’s why mindfulness works

A new meta-analysis of the entire scientific literature on mindfulness suggests why this popular new form of therapy actually works.

Robot care: cold comfort?

It's furry and cosy, with big eyes and gentle whistles - miles away from the traditional perception of steel-clad imposing robots. Meet PARO, a fake seal but a real robot, with a mission to comfort the elderly in care homes.

Humble therapists get better results

A therapist's personal traits have a strong effect on the treatment. A humble therapist will be more sensitive to the patient.