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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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How to cope with social anxiety over Thanksgiving

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Thanksgiving is almost here, and for many of us, it's synonymous with "large family gatherings." But how can you manage this if you have social anxiety?

The 10 best blogs for ADHD

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

ADHD blogs offer educational information, tips, and support for those with ADHD and their friends and families. We have selected the best ADHD blogs.

Many grapple with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers point to a large incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder cases at 6 months after a cancer diagnosis and urge better mental health support.

Generous people 'listen to their hearts,' quite literally

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research measures interoception, or people's ability to 'listen' to their bodies, and their willingness to give away money. The heart plays a key role.

Feeling numb: What you need to know

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at feeling numb, a psychological condition resulting in emotional numbness. Included is detail on causes, treatment, and coping strategies.

What is Capgras syndrome?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition where the person affected believes someone they know has been replaced by an imposter.

Nuts strengthen your brain, EEG study shows

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A new study used an electroencephalogram to examine the brain waves of regular nut consumers. Strong associations with cognition and immunity were found.

Trauma may lead to weight gain in women

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new study strengthens the link between stress and weight gain, after finding that bad life experiences may raise the risk of obesity in women.

Financial worries may raise heart attack risk by 13-fold

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Those who experience a significant level of financial stress are 13 times more likely to have a heart attack, according to new research.

Psychedelic plant brew could improve mental health

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest that a psychedelic plant concoction called ayahuasca has the potential to boost psychological well-being and reduce alcohol abuse.

The legacy of grief: Coping with loss

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Grief is a common yet unique human experience in the wake of loss. Learning to cope with it is a lengthy, difficult process, so how can we begin to do it?

Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

The belief that we have insomnia may disrupt physical and emotional health regardless of whether we sleep well or poorly, new research suggests.

Romance is overrated, study confirms

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

When researchers asked Americans, “What makes you feel loved?” their answers had little to do with romance. This may change how we think about love.

How a hormone could boost men's sexual appetite

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how a hormone associated with puberty and fertility could help to tackle anxiety-related sexual dysfunction in men.

Having close friends may stave off mental decline

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that having strong friendships may be the reason why some 80-year-olds are as mentally sharp as their middle-aged counterparts.

To be happier, take a moment to notice the nature around you

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Emerging research shows that happiness is within our reach: just take in natural objects and sceneries, and note how they make you feel.

Five things to remember when you're dealing with work anxiety

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Dealing with an anxiety disorder in the workplace can be very challenging. Here are five ways to soothe your mind, written by a very anxious writer.

Could inflammation in midlife predict dementia?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study adds to mounting evidence of inflammation's role in dementia. Inflammation in our 40s may predict dementia later in life.

Creepy crawlies: Why you were born to fear spiders and snakes

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PST

Do you have a fear of spiders or snakes? A new study of 6-month-old babies suggests that many of us may be predisposed to such phobias.

What you need to know about codependent relationships

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at codependent relationships. Included is information on how these relationships develop and the treatment for codependency.

Letter from the Editor: Know thyself

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

The ancient Greeks urged "know thyself." In this month's letter, Managing Editor Marie Ellis unmasks what that means — for our editors and our readers.

Alzheimer's: Protein from outside the brain may be involved

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study in mice finds that amyloid beta from outside the brain can cause brain plaques, neuron damage, and other hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.

Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers have created a machine-learning algorithm that was able to accurately predict suicidal ideation and attempts in a small group of participants.

Getting fit with friends may boost life quality

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

New research suggests that exercising with a group of people rather than on your own brings more mental, emotional, and physical benefits overall.

Life hacks: How to cope with night shifts

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Night shifts can be tough on both the mind and body. We have compiled tips to help you prepare for, survive, and recover from working unsociable hours.