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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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Inattentive ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn all about inattentive ADHD, a type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This article looks at the condition's symptoms and treatment options.

Trapped by the game: Why professional footballers don't talk about their mental health

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Professional footballers do not feel it is safe to show vulnerability or admit to experiencing emotional struggles.

Modafinil found to improve memory in people recovering from depression

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new study funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome, and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, has found that the...

Mars and Venus on the therapist's couch

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Generally speaking, men want a quick fix from psychological therapy and women want to talk about their feelings.

Ancient and healthy: The science of laughter

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

We all do it, we know it feels good, but why do we laugh? And, most importantly, is it good for our health? In this article, we mull over mirth.

Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

In a UK study of 5,320 women, 3% were found to have an active eating disorder in mid-life, a figure higher than expected as eating disorders are primarily associated with adolescence or early...

Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to...

Treatment strategy provides mental health benefits to war trauma survivors

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study shows that a certain intervention called testimony therapy plus ceremony reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression among Khmer Rouge torture survivors from...

Dementia: Bilingualism may help brain conserve resources and resist decline

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

New research suggests years of bilingualism alters the brain to use resources more efficiently when concentrating, giving insights to successful aging.

Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer's disease, shows a recent study from the University...

Natural Remedies for ADHD

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about natural remedies for treating the symptoms of ADHD. This article looks how supplements and lifestyle changes may be able to help.

Schizophrenia could directly increase risk of diabetes

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to an...

Annual report examines state of college student mental heath

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren't necessarily getting sicker.

Musicians have faster reaction times

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research demonstrates that musical training improves reaction time to auditory and tactile stimuli. The findings open the door to new types of therapy.

Scientists find new mechanism for memory formation

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research investigates how we form memories, and discovers that apart from the hippocampus, a previously neglected brain area plays a crucial role.

Stress, heart health, and the amygdala: Links explained

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Although it is common knowledge that stress impacts cardiovascular health, the mechanisms at work have remained a mystery. New research gives fresh clues.

Difficulty in noticing that white people are white, new study finds

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General has found that people fail to notice that white people are white.

Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Life after stroke: Tips for recovering communication skills

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

Speech and communication problems are common after a stroke. Get some first-hand tips for helping a friend or family member back to recovery.

Neural connection keeps instincts in check

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

EMBL scientists identify the physical connection through which the prefrontal cortex inhibits instinctive behaviour.

Exploiting the placebo effect can improve recovery of heart surgery patients

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Exploiting the placebo effect significantly improved the recovery of patients undergoing heart surgery according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.

New model predicts when people are willing to try new things

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new model to predict when people are most likely to try different products has been developed by scientists at UCL and dunnhumby, a customer science company.

Children are more apt to confess misdeeds if they think parents will react positively

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do.

You've got mail - personality differences in email use

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study shows that while many of us cannot do our job without email, it can stress us out - and that personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful.

Colleagues unlikely to intervene in online workplace bullying

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Work colleagues are less likely to intervene in workplace bullying if it takes place online.