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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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Is social media ruining your social life?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study tests the theory that the more time you spend on social media, the less time you spend socializing with people in real life.

Marijuana: Good or bad?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

More and more, marijuana is being legalized for medicinal or recreational purposes, but what are the health benefits and risks of the drug? We investigate.

Do sad children overeat?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PST

Many adults overeat when they feel low, and some binge when they are elated. A new study investigates whether children do the same.

Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

If you find exercise dull, a new study suggests you might want to grab your headphones; listening to music can increase our enjoyment of physical activity.

It's official: Pets benefit our mental health

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.

How making fun of yourself can make you happy

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study has examined the psychological benefits and disadvantages of self-deprecating humor. The findings may come as a surprise for many.

Just 1 hour of gaming may improve attention

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Researchers found that playing a video game for just 1 hour led to an increase in brain activity and improved visual selective attention.

What are the health benefits of being creative?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

From writing to dancing, creative activities can make our life more fun. Studies show that they can actually do wonders for our mental and physical health.

Five health benefits of being single

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

Several studies cite the health benefits of living together or getting married, but how might staying single positively affect our health? We find out.

Brain activity explains drunken aggression

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines what goes on inside the brains of intoxicated young men. The findings may help to reduce alcohol-related crime.

Will your partner cheat? Look out for these signs

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Is there a way to predict whether someone is likely to cheat on their romantic partner? New research says that there may be a few signs to look out for.

What happens in the brain when habits form?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Habits make our lives easier, since we don't have to think about every little action we perform. But how does the brain behave when a habit takes root?

Can dim light make us...dim?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Bad news for introverts and romantics everywhere: dim lighting seems to have...undesirable effects on our brains and cognitive skills, says a new study.

How virtual reality may help to treat fear, paranoid thoughts

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

People with psychotic disorder who received virtual reality-based therapy as well as usual treatment showed strong reductions in paranoia and anxiety.

Psychotic disorders: Childhood IQ may predict onset

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PST

Individuals with psychotic disorder display a range of cognitive deficits. A new study set out to understand how early in life these deficits appear.

How to stay motivated

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

Are you struggling to stay motivated? We've put together some information for you on how to maintain motivation and why it is so important to do so.

How to stop catastrophizing

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at catastrophizing and how to stop it. Included is detail on the related psychiatric conditions, medical treatments, and the outlook.

Does meditation really make us better people?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study questions the popular assumption that meditation and mindfulness practices help us develop pro-social behavior and become kinder human beings.

Trying to lose weight? Telling yourself it's hard might help

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds that reverse psychology might do wonders for your weight loss efforts. Remembering how immensely hard it is to lose weight might help.

Common food preservative may help to treat schizophrenia

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from Taiwan have tested the effect of a common food preservative as an add-on to help improve negative symptoms in drug-resistant patients.

Staying up all night harms women's working memory

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

A new study reveals that just one night of poor sleep can have a negative impact on the working memory of women, but the same can't be said for men.

Searching for purpose? Logotherapy might help

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

Logotherapy is based on the idea that identifying your purpose in life can help you overcome all struggles and therefore stay healthy. How does it work?

These brain cells could explain your anxiety

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have identified a group of cells that are responsible for anxiety-related behavior. The findings could lead to better anti-anxiety treatments.

Understanding anhedonia: What happens in the brain?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

People with anhedonia can no longer enjoy the things that they once loved. In this Spotlight feature, we ask what's going on in the brain.

Who are your real friends? Your brainwaves can tell

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Are we on the same wavelength as our friends? A recent study that analyzed people's brain activity using functional MRI says that we are.