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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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Narcissism and social networking

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Social networks are an ideal stage for narcissists to showcase themselves. Accordingly, a lot of people with narcissistic traits are drawn to these platforms as a new study conducted by...

More than recess: How playing on the swings helps kids learn to cooperate

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A favorite childhood pastime - swinging on the playground swing set - also may be teaching kids how to get along.

Sexist and anti-gay jokes: It's all about men feeling threatened

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Why do some men crack sexist and anti-gay jokes or find them funny, while others do not?

Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a new study of a Brown University scholarly course on mindfulness that also included meditation labs, researchers found that the practice on average significantly helped women overcome "negative...

Swap caffeine for stair-walking to boost energy, motivation

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study reveals that adults who walked up and down stairs for 10 minutes showed greater increases in energy and motivation than those who consumed caffeine.

Reduction of post-traumatic stress symptoms associated with noninvasive technology

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A closed-loop acoustic stimulation brainwave technology significantly reduced symptoms in people suffering from post-traumatic stress in a small pilot study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical...

Study paints somber picture of US mental health status and access to care

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding.

New study shows that antipsychotic medications can be reduced in dementia patients

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The use of antipsychotic medication in nearly 100 Massachusetts nursing homes was significantly reduced when staff was trained to recognize challenging behaviors of cognitively impaired residents...

What makes us move? Mouse study sheds light

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New mouse study examines the brain activity that motivates us to be physically active and finds a new type of brain cell that stops us from being immobile.

Can dealing with emotional exhaustion enhance happiness?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that the process of dealing with emotional exhaustion can sometimes increase happiness.

Religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Religiosity has been associated with various forms of fasting and self-starvation for thousands of years. Many believe that extreme religiosity can be a risk factor of anorexia nervosa.

Some strategies to limit sugary drinks may backfire

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In response to policy efforts aimed at limiting individuals' intake of sugary drinks, businesses could enact various strategies that would allow them to comply with the limits while preserving...

Why do some of us find it easier to forgive? Neuroscience sheds light

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study explores the neuroanatomical basis of forgiveness and finds a brain area connected with the act of forgiving unintentional harm.

Scared of spiders? Being told to 'face your fear' might not help

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that rather than being told to face their fear, people with arachnophobia might benefit more from having control over spider exposure.

Children notice what adults miss, study finds: While adults focus their attention, children see everything

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although adults can beat children at most cognitive tasks, new research shows that children's limitations can sometimes be their strength.

Could 'love hormone' help drug addicts stay clean?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Experts say oxytocin, a key hormone made naturally by the brain, could hold the key to treating drug addicts and help them avoid relapse.

FDA approves first drug to treat tardive dyskinesia

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ingrezza (valbenazine) capsules to treat adults with tardive dyskinesia. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this condition.

Why green spaces are good for grey matter

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Walking between busy urban environments and green spaces triggers changes in levels of excitement, engagement and frustration in the brain, a study of older people has found.

Brain stimulation influences honest behavior

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest.

New medication significantly decreases involuntary movement

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Antipsychotic treatment can cause involuntary movements such as lip smacking, tongue protrusions and excessive eye blinking.

Higher death rate among youth with first episode psychosis

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that young people experiencing first episode psychosis have a much higher death rate than previously thought.

Self-harm linked to violence towards others

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There is a link between self-harm and the risk of violent criminality, according to a Swedish registry study carried out by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and published in the scientific...

Research highlights need for responsible development of ketamine for severe depression

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry sets out principles for responsibly testing innovative treatments for severe depression, based on treating more than 100 patients with approximately...

Gene found to play prominent role in central nervous system foundation and function

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Katnal1 is a prime candidate for further study of the mechanisms underlying diseases of cognitive dysfunction.

Using drugs to weaken traumatic memories

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A potential new approach to treat posttraumatic stress disorder: After taking the antibiotic doxycycline, study participants remembered an unpleasant event considerably less, as experiments...