Articles, Research Articles / White Papers / UN / WHO, APA, APS Papers, Reports and Publications

  1. Relaxation Techniques for Stress Management by Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe
  2. The Second Brain by Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe
  3. Spirituality for Holistic Health and Wellness by Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe
  4. A Short Interview with Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe
  5. Depression in Sri Lanka Factsheet by WHO
  6. Managing Depression Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  7. Depression – A Global Public Health Concern – WHO Paper
  8. Depression – Symptoms, Causes, Medications and Therapies
  9. Nutritional Interventions in Clinical Depression – Clinical Psychological Science, APS, USA
  10. WHO Preventing Suicide – A Resource for Counsellors
  11. What is your Emotional IQ, Ernst and Young, UK
  12. Talking Treatments – Factsheet by SANE, UK
  13. Introduction to Counselling – Open University of Malaysia (OUM)
  14. Suicide – What Therapists Need to Know – American Psychological Association, USA
  15. A Profile of Psychological Maladjustment in Sri Lankan School Children – Dr. Piyanjali de Zoysa
  16. The Stigma of Mental Illness in Sri Lanka: The Perspectives of Community Mental Health Workers
  17. Child and Youth Mental Health in Post-War Sri Lanka by Miyuru Chandradasa
    and K. A. L. A. Kuruppuarachchi
  18. The Practice of Mindfulness Based Behavior Therapy in Sri Lanka – Dr. Piyanjali de Zoysa
  19. Mental illness in the 21st Century – An Increasing Challenge for Europe – Guy Goodwin,
    University of Oxford 
  20. Psychologists and their Contributions
  21. Basic Counselling Skills – A guide for health workers in maternal care – Perinatal Mental Health Project, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  22. Counselling Psychology in Medical Settings -The Promising Role of Counselling Health Psychology – Evangelos C. Karademas, Department of Psychology, University of Crete, Greece 
  23. How to Overcome…Fear and Anxiety – Mental Health Foundation (UK)
  24. Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
  25. Anxiety Disorders and Cellular Aging
  26. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – An Information Guide
  27. Understanding the Disease of Addiction
  28. Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) and Youth
  29. Eating Disorders and Addiction: Theory and Evidence
  30. Understanding Sleep Disorders – American Academy of Neurology
  31. All About Depression
  32. All About Anorexia
  33. All About Bulimia
  34. All About ADHD
  35. The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy – The Consumer Reports Study, Martin E. P. Seligman,
    University of Pennsylvania, 1995
  36. Is Coaching just a part of Counselling? – Coaching vs Counselling
  37. Holistic Health – Does It Really Include Mental Health? – University of Kentucky, USA
  38. An Overview of Schizophrenia – Information from the National Institute of Mental Health, USA
  39. Caring for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Disorders – Setting WHO Directions
  40. Understanding Personality Disorders- Mind (UK) 2016
  41. Depression and its Treatment – Personalized Depression Therapy (PDT) by Dr. James N. Herndon
  42. The Side Effects of Common Psychiatric Drugs
  43. What is the Alternative to Psychotropic Drugs – White Paper
  44. Theories of Addiction – Causes and Maintenance of Addiction
  45. Understanding Suicide
  46. Suicide – What Therapists Need to Know, Lisa Firestone, PhD., APA Education Directorate, USA
  47. Suicide First Aid Guidelines for Sri Lanka: a Delphi Consensus Study – Saranga A. De Silva et al. International Journal of Mental Health Systems (2016) 
  48. Preventing Suicide – a Community Engagement Toolkit – WHO, 2018
  49. Preventing Suicide – a Resource at Work, WHO, 2006
  50. Common Mental Disorders Among Adult Members of ‘left-behind’ International Migrant Worker Families in Sri Lanka. – Siriwardhana et al.; licensee BioMed Central. 2015 
  51. Prevention of Mental Disorders Requires Action on Adverse Childhood Experiences – Anthony F Jorm and Roger T Mulder (ANZJP) – 2018
  52. Understanding Fear
  53. What is an Addiction Disorder?
  54. Your Brain and How it Works
  55. Causes of Mental and Psychiatric Disorders
  56. The Reality of Mental Illness – co-authored with Ronald W. Pies, M.D. 
  57. Adolescent Mental Health Disorders – Child Trends (2013)
  58. What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  59. Integrative Mental Health – The Future of Holistic Mental Health Treatment
  60. PTSD Symptoms and Therapies
  61. Clinical Depression – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options
  62. Anger Management Workbook
  63. Understanding Drug Use and Addiction -National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
  64. 20 Different  Definitions of European Psychotherapy – Courtenay Young
  65. Psychopathology in the 21st Century -WFSBP CONSENSUS PAPER, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2010; 11: 844–851 
  66. Beyond Psychotherapeutic Reach? An introduction to Pre-Therapy – By Lisbeth Sommerbeck, Bornholm Psychiatric Center, Denmark.
  67. Topics in Human Sexuality – Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy
  68. The Psychotherapy of Sexual Disorders
  69. Acute and Transient Psychiatric Disorders, A. Marneros, F. Pillman,
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  70. Solutions for Better Mental Health, CCHR (Citizens Commission on Human Rights), USA
  71. Ethics in the Practice of Clinical Psychology
  72. [WPFD2017 Jakarta] Trauma Counseling for Journalists – H. E. Consul General Gowri Ananthan (IMH Diplomate and Former IMH Student)
  73. What Resets Our Nervous System After Trauma
  74. The Enteric Nervous System: A Second Brain – Michael D. Gershon
  75. World Mental Health Support and the effect of Stigma and Discrimination
  76. WHO-Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders – Global Health Estimates 2017
  77. The Role of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Improving the Public’s Health and Wellbeing -Executive Summary Report-2013, BACP, UK
  78. Diabetes and Mental Health
  79. Integrative Mental Healthcare – White Paper: Establishing a new paradigm through research, education, and clinical guidelines
  80. ADVANCES IN DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT
  81. Clinician Wellbeing-2019: IDENTIFICATION AND PREVENTION OF BURNOUT, DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE AMONG CHILD MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS
  82. Options for improving access to Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychological Services -Mental Health Commission of Canada, June 2017
  83. The Bioplasma Field – Campbell M. Gold
  84. The New Psychology of Love – Robert J. Sternberg and Karin Weis
  85. Counselling and Mental Health Care of Transgender Adults and Loved Ones – (Canada), Walter Bockting, PhD, Gail Knudson, MD, MPE, FRCPC, Joshua Mira Goldberg
  86. WHO – Mental Health Action Plan 2013 – 2020
  87. Corporal Punishment in Schools -Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India
    Peru and Vietnam, 2015, UNICEF
  88. Use of Personality Tests in HRM (Human Resource Management)
  89. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 – United Nations (English version)
  90. Universal Declaration of  Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 – United Nations (Sinhala version)
  91. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 – United Nations (Tamil version)
  92. Internet Gaming Addiction – Reasons, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment
  93. When Gaming Becomes and Obsession: Help for Parents and their Children to treat Online Gaming Addiction
  94. Computer Game Addiction – Clemson University 
  95. Prevalence and Predictors of Video Game Addiction: A Study Based on a National Representative Sample of Gamers
  96. Social Media Addiction among Adolescents with Special Reference to Facebook Addiction
  97. Pornography Addiction and Mental Health Disorders, Tabitha Cassidy
  98. Neuroscience of Internet Pornography Addiction – A Review and Update
  99. The Effect of Coffee and Caffeine on Mood, Sleep, and Health-Related Quality of Life
  100. All About Caffeine – Clarifying the Controversies Surrounding Caffeine & Health
  101. Risk Factors for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours: A Meta-Analysis of 50 Years of Research
  102. APA Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors
  103. Empathy and the Therapeutic Alliance: Their Relationship to Each Other and to Outcome in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  104. The Development of the Client-Therapist Bond Through the Lens of Attachment Theory, Joseph H. Obegi, University of California, San Diego, 2008
  105. A Review of Therapist Characteristics and Techniques Positively Impacting the Therapeutic Alliance, Clinical Psychology Review, March 2003
  106. Making Sense of Mental Health Problems, The Open University, UK
  107. Serious Bodily Harm Related to Obsessions from Sri Lanka – Miyuru Chandradasa, et al., 2016
  108. Psychotherapy and Genetic Neuroscience: An Emerging Dialog –Juan Pablo Jimenez, et al., 2018 
  109. Psychopathology in the 21st Century -Michael Musalek, et al., 2010
  110. Emotions and Psychopathology – Ann M. Kring and Jo-Anne Bachorowski, 1999
  111. Psychological First Aid (PFA) Guide for Fieldworkers, WHO, 2011
  112. Simple Steps To Overcome Emotional Eating, Dr. Sarah Allen, 2013 
  113. United Nations Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and for the improvement of Mental Health Care (1991)  – Appendix 1
  114. Brain Health Guide – Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Cleveland, USA
  115. Food for Brain Health – Dr. Michael Roizen, MD – Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic, USA
  116. The Dynamics in Young Adult Romantic Relationships: IMPORTANT FOR SUCCESS IN LOVE— AND IN LIFE, Research Brief, 2013