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Psychology / Psychiatry News From Medical News Today

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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A healthy heart today means a healthier brain later in life

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Following seven simple heart health tips in your 20s predicts a healthier brain volume in your 40s. Cardiovascular and cognitive health seem to be linked.

Out-of-body experiences: Neuroscience or the paranormal?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Out-of-body experiences have historically been the domain of pseudoscience. However, neuroscience researchers are slowly unraveling their mystery.

Generosity makes you happier

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows that people who decide to perform generous acts toward others, no matter how small, have an increased level of happiness.

New form of CBT may help with chronic pain management

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Research investigates the effect of a new form of CBT called acceptance and commitment therapy on the outcomes of people living with chronic pain.

PTSD may be physical and not only psychological

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The part of the brain that helps control emotion may be larger in people who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after brain injury compared to those with a brain injury without PTSD...

Expecting the worst: People's perceived morality is biased towards negativity

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who are believed to be immoral are unable to reverse individuals' perception of them, potentially resulting in difficulties in the workplace and barriers in accessing fair and equal treatment...

First impressions count in the fight against anti-vaccination conspiracy theories

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research has found that prevention is better than cure when it comes to fighting anti-vaccination conspiracy theories.

Brain-training games 'do not boost cognition'

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Measures of brain activity, decision-making, and cognitive ability show that the benefits of brain-training games are no greater than those of video games.

Study reveals an elevated cancer risk in Holocaust survivors

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study indicates that survivors of the Holocaust have experienced a small but consistent increase in the risk of developing cancer.

Eight reasons why coffee is good for you

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about eight possible reasons why drinking coffee could benefit your health, including how it might boost your mood or protect against diabetes.

Art boosts long-term mental health - new study

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Taking part in art classes can improve mental health and enhance social inclusion over a prolonged period, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.

Old antibiotic could form new depression treatment

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with major depression, in a world-first clinical trial from Deakin University.

Seniors' well-being may depend more on psychological factors than physical ones

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that in later life, psychosocial factors may play a more significant role in subjective well-being than physical ones.

Brains of bulimic people may react differently to food cues

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New brain scan study shows that brains of women with bulimia process food cues differently, possibly explaining why acute stress causes them to binge eat.

Men and women want different things from therapy

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

When it comes to psychological therapy, men are keener on support groups than are women.

Changes in brain regions may explain why some prefer order and certainty

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Why do some people prefer stable, predictable lives while others prefer frequent changes? Why do some people make rational decisions and others, impulsive and reckless ones?

What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath?

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Inmates with psychopathic behavior were asked to make some decisions while inside a brain scanner. The results may change our perception of psychopaths.

Find exercise too strenuous? A placebo might help

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For people who find exercise too much like hard work, researchers suggest that simply believing that a sport or sports product is beneficial could help.

The struggle of self-control watched in real time

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Deciding whether to eat vegetables or cake can be a daily struggle. A new experimental method allows researchers to watch as willpower plays out.

General anesthetic may disrupt brain development in children

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study finds that general anesthetic given to infant mice severely alters neuronal growth. The researchers also find evidence of the mechanisms at work.

A study shows that people find sport less strenuous if they believe it's doing them good

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

No pain, no gain?"Sport is too much like hard work." For many, that is reason enough to pass when it comes to exercise. But does sport really have to make you break into a sweat?

Social status of listener alters our voice

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

People tend to change the pitch of their voice depending on who they are talking to, and how dominant they feel, a study by the University of Stirling has found.

Having your smartphone nearby may impair cognition

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research tests the so-called brain drain hypothesis, according to which the simple presence of one's smartphone can take up cognitive resources.

Childhood IQ linked to longevity

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The first study to follow all children born in one year, in one country, finds that higher IQ at 11 is linked to lower risk of death before the age of 80.

Disturbed sleep might worsen suicidal thoughts

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

High variability in sleep-wake times, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances may be a sign of increasing suicidal thoughts, researchers find.