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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3103 (Published 15 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3103

A study of the American model of individual placement and support, which helps people with mental illness get competitive jobs, reports that the model was unsuccessful in the UK. 219 people with severe mental illness in south London were randomised either to an individual placement and support program or to traditional career services. Assessments were made of 90% of participants a year later. In terms of finding work, no differences existed between the two groups. One reason for its failure in the UK might be the existing economic disincentives that possibly lower levels of motivation (The British Journal of Psychiatry 2010;196:404-11 doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.108.061465).

Expressing everyday thanks for little things keeps romance going, according to Personal Relationships (2010;doi:10.1111/j.1475-6811.2010.01273.x). A daily-experiencing sampling of both members of couples who live together found that the receipt of thoughtful benefits predicted gratitude and indebtedness. However, men had more mixed emotional responses to benefit receipt than women. Gratitude from interactions predicted increases in relationship connection and satisfaction the next day for both sexes, …

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