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Coming off antidepressants can trigger emotional and social difficulties alongside physical withdrawal symptoms

Written by | 19 Jan 2024

Coming off antidepressants is known to trigger physical symptoms, such as restlessness, fatigue and excessive sweating, but new research suggests people can also experience emotional and social difficulties, […]

Online grocery shopping promotes less variety, fewer impulse buys

Written by | 4 Nov 2023

Online grocery carts tend to include less variety and fewer fruits and vegetables than those in a trip to a brick-and-mortar supermarket – but online shoppers are less […]

Better regulation of mental health ‘therapies’ urgently needed to protect the vulnerable

Written by | 24 Oct 2023

A rise in psychological pseudoscience is putting people at risk, psychologists have warned, with social media and celebrity endorsements partly to blame. Mental health apps, mood-boosting supplements and […]

Font size can “nudge” customers toward healthier food choices

Written by | 13 Aug 2023

Restaurants can persuade patrons to choose healthier foods by adjusting the font size of numbers attached to nutritional information on menus, according to a study headed by a […]

That essential morning coffee may be a placebo

Written by | 6 Jul 2023

For many people, the day doesn’t start until their coffee mug is empty. Coffee is often thought to make you feel more alert, so people drink it to […]

Behavior patterns of people who achieve clinically significant weight loss

Written by | 9 May 2023

A new study analyzing data on over 20,000 U.S. adults links a healthier diet and increased exercise to weight loss that reduces heart disease risk – while associating […]

Physical activity and tailored support fails to deliver lasting benefits for smokers not ready to quit

Written by | 8 Mar 2023

Promoting physical activity and other behavioural support can help people wanting to reduce their smoking to quit in the short-term. However, after nine months, physical activity delivers no […]

Using behavioural science to improve effective medication use

Written by | 27 Jan 2023

Rob Horne, Professor of Behavioural Medicine at University College London School of Pharmacy, leads a research group focused on the psychology of medicines and understanding patient perspectives of […]

Computer-assisted triage to improve consultations

Written by | 26 Jan 2023

Some additional training may be required to enable community pharmacists to use behavioural approaches to improve outcomes for patients and a computerised triage tool could help to make […]

Reviving the apothecary role

Written by | 25 Jan 2023

Rob Horne, Professor of Behavioural Medicine at University College London School of Pharmacy, has no doubt that evidence supports the use of psychological and behavioural techniques to improve […]

How behavioural factors affect the response to medication

Written by | 24 Jan 2023

Rob Horne, Professor of Behavioural Medicine at University College London School of Pharmacy, leads a research group focused on the psychology of medicines and understanding patient perspectives of […]

Does mask-wearing affect behavior?

Written by | 6 Oct 2022

Since 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a global increase in the number of people wearing masks to limit the spread of illness. Now, new research co-authored […]

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