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PROMIS France featured in “Le Figaro”

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Philippe Cavoraz and the PROMIS France team have featured in an article in the French Newspaper “Le Figaro” exploring how few services there are like ours in France itself


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TMS Depression Treatment

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is an exciting treatment for depression using magnets to stimulate the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex at the front of the brain which is associated with mood.


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BBC Radio 4 report on bad practice in rehabs

Monday, March 19th, 2018

BBC World at One news programme has reported on poor and unsafe practice in the private rehab sector.


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PROMIS’s Philippe Cavaroz gives a talk at iCAAD addiction conference in Paris

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Philippe Cavaroz presented on behalf of the PROMIS French team at the prestigious iCAAD conference in Paris today. There were speakers representing all aspects of care for people with addiction problems.


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Lets be more careful with the language we use to describe addiction problems

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

In this last couple of years, I have seen Dr John Kelly speak a few times and I am always impressed with what he has to say. I want to share a few ideas he has brought up and to begin with, I’d like to share his ideas about the language we use to describe […]


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Antidepressant effectiveness rated

Monday, February 26th, 2018

This week a research study was published in the medical journal “The Lancet” which aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of many different antidepressants. This wasn’t new research per say, but a huge study of lots of published and unpublished papers.


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10 of the best: Products to aid sleep

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Sleep was the antithesis to my addiction. The concept of an assigned task to be completed in a specific time frame – simply unrealistic. The closest I came to restfulness was a mild neurological siesta, usually at the most inopportune moment.


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10 of the best: Free-from beauty products

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Once we’ve done the hard bit and banished the nasties from our bodies, we can start to be more conscious of what products we’re using on our skin – from the value of their properties to the repercussions of their manufacture. Here’s our pick of the 10 best free-from products, what they do and why […]


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Interesting perspective on depression

Friday, January 12th, 2018

We read an interesting article in the Guardian last weekend in which Johann Hari explains how his understanding of depression has evolved. He makes a good point that depression isn’t simply a biological problem to be treated purely by medication.


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The Fundamental Attribution Error

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

What can Psychology teach us?  A series of short articles about useful ideas from psychology. The Fundamental Attribution Error This is a psychological phenomenon coined by the Stanford Psychology professor Lee Ross based on a psychology experiment by Psychologists Jones and Harris (1967).


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