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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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The neuroscience of humor investigated

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study comparing the brains of comedians and non-comedians as they write jokes asks which regions of the brain are responsible for generating humor.



Teach yourself everyday happiness with imagery training

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Flashbacks of scenes from traumatic events often haunt those suffering from psychiatric conditions, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).



New risk factors for anxiety disorders

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders.



Meditation benefits patients with ALS

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

An eight-week mindfulness-based meditation program led to improved quality of life and psychological well-being in clinical trial of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).



Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting.



Why am I impotent? Common causes and treatments

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about physical and psychological causes of impotence, what different treatments are available, and how impotence may be prevented.



Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Unlike previous research, a new study finds no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental health disorders.



Benefits of cognitive training in dementia patients unclear

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Positive effects of cognitive training in healthy elderly people have been reported, but data regarding its effects in patients with dementia is unclear.



People with mental health disorders at risk of stroke, study finds

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study investigates the link between patients with metal health issues and the risk of having a stroke within several time periods.



Mindfulness shows promise as we age, but study results are mixed

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

As mindfulness practices rise in popularity and evidence of their worth continues to accumulate, those who work with aging populations are looking to use the techniques to boost cognitive...



Deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulthood, according to landmark study

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, children exposed to early deprivation in Romanian institutions aged 0-3 experience a range of mental health problems in early...



Innovative treatment for depression in older people is effective, conclude researchers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, say researchers at the University of York.



Gene mutations in brain linked to OCD-like behavior

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers found that eliminating a set of genes in the corticostriatal brain region of mice - also present in humans - led to OCD-like behavior.



Study points to treatment strategy for anorexia

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment strategy.



Experts raise concern over US advice to screen all adults and all teens for depression

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Recent advice on depression screening from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may lead to overtesting and overtreatment, according to some experts.



Women with mild heart blockage report poorer health, more anxiety and negativity than men

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:00 PST

Women with mild blockage of coronary arteries report poorer health, more anxiety and a more negative outlook than men with the same condition, according to new research in the American Heart...



Nostalgia could help smokers quit, study finds

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest that evoking treasured memories through nostalgic public service announcements could be an effective quit-smoking strategy.



Bipolar breakthrough: New study reveals disease-causing mechanism

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study shows how a forebrain deficiency in the cellular protein phospholipase Cγ1 causes bipolar disorder-like symptoms in mice.



Depression or anxiety may increase risk of surgical wound complications

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery, new research indicates.



Tips for finding motivation with depression

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about the benefits of physical activity for people with depression, how socializing may help, and what depression triggers should be avoided.



Oxytocin may boost paternal behavior

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The 'love hormone' is known to promote mother-child bonding, but new research indicates that it could do the same for a father and their offspring.



Researcher investigates why mothers sing to their babies

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Mothers from all human societies sing to their babies. Why do they do this, and is it important? One researcher is determined to find out.



B vitamins may improve schizophrenia symptoms

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST

The first meta-analysis of its kind reviews data from 18 clinical trials to conclude that B vitamins have a positive effect on schizophrenia symptoms.



ADHD: Large imaging study confirms differences in several brain regions

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

The largest study of its kind provides robust evidence to confirm ADHD is a brain disorder characterized by delayed development of several brain regions.



Sick and tired - not just a figure of speech

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.Already feeling drained so early in the year?