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Psychiatry is the medical treatment of the psyche, and psychology is the science of the psyche. This category includes news on psychiatric treatments, rehabilitation and medications, forensic psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy and the functioning of



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Wide-faced people may have a higher sex drive

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that the size and shape of one's face may predict sex drive, attitudes to casual sex, and even likelihood to cheat.



'Mood spreads from person to person via social contagion'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that moods are contagious among circles of adolescent friends, and this is true both for negative and positive emotions.



Alzheimer's disease: When does personality start to change?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines whether the personality of those affected by dementia or mild cognitive impairment starts to change before the onset of the disease.



Long-term sexual satisfaction: What's the secret?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Sex is good for our health and makes us happy, studies show. Find out why so many people lose interest and what can contribute to a fulfilling sex life.



Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life.



Does music make men more attractive?

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study looks at whether or not music can influence our perception of the opposite sex. Scientists suggest that women may be more susceptible than men.



Believing others have more friends could make you unhappy

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that it is not just being lonely, but thinking that you are lonelier than your peers that can significantly reduce well-being.



How do we maintain relationships? Study sheds light

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new comprehensive review explains relationship management, suggesting that both individual perception and active communication play key roles.



Talking about sex may keep desire alive

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study looks into sexual attitudes and lifestyles to understand how the loss of sexual interest varies by gender, and what factors are behind it.



How binge drinking alters brain activity

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For the first time, researchers measure binge drinking-related changes in brain activity during rest. They mirror those seen in chronic alcoholics' brains.



Maladaptive daydreaming: Symptoms and management

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What is maladaptive daydreaming? In this article, learn about the diagnosis for maladaptive daydreaming, how it is treated, and how it is managed.



Flat affect: Psychological symptoms and treatment

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Flat affect is characterized by a lack of reaction to emotional stimuli, and can include a monotone voice or lack of expression in the face. Learn more.



Should you snuggle with your dog at night?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the divisive question: should you sleep with your dog? The answer is twofold: yes, but your own bed should be off-limits.



Psychologists find the key to a thriving life

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What does it mean to lead a thriving life? And what can we do to thrive? A new study reviews the existing psychological literature in an attempt to answer.



Could hunger be a trick of the mind?

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research explores the link between perception and states of hunger, suggesting that how much you think you've eaten may influence your calorie intake.



Sugarcane extract may relieve stress-induced insomnia

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that octacosanol - a compound found in sugarcane, beeswax, and wheat germ oil - can restore stress-affected sleep in mice.



How avocados and nuts could boost intelligence

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Higher blood levels of monounsaturated fatty acids - found in avocados, nuts, and olive oil - have been linked to greater intelligence in a new study.



What should you do if a friend has a seizure?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Seizures are more common events than we may think. But do we know how to recognize them, and what to do if we witness one? Read on for some first aid tips.



'Bad habit' neurons identified

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a type of neuron that orchestrates the brain activity behind habit formation. The findings may be key for treating addiction.



Rethinking serotonin could lead to a shift in psychiatric care

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A better understanding of how a key chemical messenger acts in the brain could lead to a radical shift in psychiatric care, according to a new research paper.



Just 25 minutes of yoga, meditation 'boosts brain function, energy'

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study finds that compared with 25 minutes of reading, 25 minutes of Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation improves executive function and energy levels.



Hypervigilance: Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about hypervigilance. What is hypervigilance and is it different to paranoia? What are the causes and triggers?



What is bipolar II disorder? Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How does bipolar II disorder differ from bipolar I disorder? In this article, learn about the symptoms of bipolar II disorder and how it is diagnosed.



New findings on brain functional connectivity may lend insights into mental disorders

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ongoing advances in understanding the functional connections within the brain are producing exciting insights into how the brain circuits function together to support human behavior--and may lead to...



Need to get creative? Put on a happy song

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Next time you feel the need for a dose of creativity, put on some happy music. New research shows that a quick blast of Vivaldi might do the trick.