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Canada votes to ban LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’

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Canadian lawmakers have passed a motion banning the discredited practice of “conversion therapy”, in a rare show of unanimity in the country’s parliament. A surprise motion on Wednesday by the opposition Conservatives...

‘It gave me an ability to enjoy life’: readers on cognitive behavioural therapy

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The psychotherapist Aaron Beck, known as the father of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), died on Tuesday aged 100 at his Philadelphia home. CBT is a form of treatment that helps patients to analyse and manage negat...

The UK must ban ‘conversion therapy’ – even for adults who claim to want it

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Last week the government finally published its proposals on how it intends to ban the degrading practice of so-called “conversion therapy”. It has taken years of lobbying, several high-profile resignations, as well as...

Tell us: how has cognitive behavioural therapy changed your life?

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Following the death of Aaron Beck, the “father” of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), at age 100, we would like to hear your own experiences of the treatment. How has CBT changed your life? You can get in touch by ...

Dr Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive behavioural therapy, dies aged 100

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Dr Aaron T Beck, a groundbreaking psychotherapist widely regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, died on Monday at his Philadelphia home aged 100. Beck’s work revolutionised the diagnosis and treatment of depress...

Conversion therapy to be restricted but not banned in proposed bill

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Consenting adults should be able to undergo so-called conversion therapy, the government has recommended. Setting out proposals for how they plan to crack down on “coercive and abhorrent” practices that seek to change...

Human rights lawyers call on UK government to ban ‘conversion therapy’

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Leading human rights lawyers and experts have called for swift action to outlaw so-called conversion therapy, which they say is degrading and harmful, and should not be tolerated in a civilised society. The Forum, cha...

Autism therapy aimed at infants may reduce likelihood of later diagnosis

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Doctors have shown for the first time that a new therapy aimed at infants can reduce autistic behaviour and the likelihood the children will go on to be diagnosed with autism before they reach school age. Infants who ...

How to make the most of gardening’s therapy bonus

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It seems you can’t pick up a gardening magazine these days without reading about the measurable benefits that horticulture can have on both mental and physical health – from alleviating stress to reducing pain levels....

Covid stifled US mental health therapy. Online forums provided a safe haven

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Jessica Smith, who is 44, unemployed and lives on the US East coast, often visits the Mental Health Forum website, a peer support forum for people who face mental health issues. It has multiple areas where people can ...

Online therapy is not perfect, but has its benefits

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Psychotherapy over Zoom may not be a panacea, but it has been a boon during Covid-19 lockdowns (Therapy via Zoom should make mental healthcare available for all – it hasn’t, 3 August). I am an integrative psychotherap...

Therapy via Zoom should make mental healthcare available for all – it hasn’t

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Whether with a private therapist on Zoom, through an app that daily reminds us to log our emotions, or in a back-and-forth with a chatbot, teletherapy is often proffered as a catch-all salve for our current mental hea...

‘It doesn’t leave you’: the toxic toll of LGBTQ conversion therapy

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Julie Rodgers was 16 years old when her mother introduced her to Ricky Chelette, the “singles minister” at a Baptist church in Arlington, Texas, who coached LGBTQ+ youth on how to “change” their sexuality. The high sc...

Oxford drugs firm gains $1.5m Gates grant for Covid-19 therapy

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Exscientia, an Oxford-based firm that uses artificial intelligence to develop medicines, has won a $1.5m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a Covid-19 treatment that also works for new mutati...

Major aid donors found to have funded ‘conversion therapy’ clinics in Africa

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The UK government is among major aid donors to have funded clinics in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania that offer so-called “conversion therapies”, which pressurise gay people to “quit” same-sex attraction, an investigation...

Major aid donors found to have funded conversion therapy clinics in Africa

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The UK government is among major aid donors to have funded clinics in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania that offer so-called “conversion therapies”, which pressurise gay people to “quit” same-sex attraction, an investigation...

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