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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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Optimism may boost women's longevity

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest it pays to think positively, after finding that women who are more optimistic may be at lower risk of death from numerous diseases.

Peer pressure and festive food: Who are you trying to impress?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

Who we eat with affects what we eat and how much of it. How will your peer or family group affect your dietary plans this Christmas?

School shootings less likely in states with background checks on gun purchases

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

...And in those with higher spends on mental health services and public education.

Risk for misuse of opioids and stimulants: what does employment status have to do with it?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that employment status is a factor in nonmedical use of prescription opioids and prescription stimulants.

Psychosocial risk factors are associated with high readmission rates, longer hospital stays

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study shows that psychosocial risk factors that impact a person's ability to cope with chronic stress are associated with significantly higher readmission rates and longer hospital stays...

ADHD and Schizophrenia: Similarities and Differences

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

ADHD and schizophrenia are two different disorders, but there is an overlap in symptoms. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Parkinson's Dementia: Causes, Symptoms, and Outlook

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Parkinson's disease affects the nervous system and movement, but it can also affect thought. Find out more the symptoms of Parkinson's dementia.

Back pain may raise risk of mental health problems

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In a new largest-of-its-type study, deep links are found between back pain and mental health in lower- and middle-income countries.

Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments - of which only one is currently recommended on the...

Why you should never go to sleep on an argument

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

There may be some strength to the old-age advice that you should never go to bed on an argument; a study finds sleep makes bad memories harder to suppress.

Community groups keep us mentally sharp as we age

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Staying involved in civic groups throughout adult life could help stave off cognitive decline, according to a new, large-scale longitudinal study.

Natural Remedies for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness but a number of lifestyle remedies and natural treatments could help to reduce symptoms.

It's all in the eyes: Women and men really do see things differently

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to a team of scientists that...

Complex regional pain syndrome: Watching others causes pain

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

For patients with complex regional pain syndrome, simply watching someone else move can cause intense pain. An MRI scan study delves into the neuroscience.

Magic mushroom compound may help ease cancer-related depression

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

Two new studies suggest the hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms - psilocybin - may ease anxiety and depression in patients with advanced cancer.

Why are some musicians better at sight-reading?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Some musicians are best at sight-reading, others excel at playing by ear. Why is there a difference and how does the brain manage either of these feats?

Depression vs. Sadness: How to Tell the Difference

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is sadness and what is depression? Learn how to tell the difference between the two and what treatments are available for depression.

Toddlers may know when you are not telling the truth, say Singapore and US experts

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study has shown that toddlers as young as two-and-a-half years old can understand when others have different thoughts from them - much earlier than the age of four as traditionally thought.

Religious experience activates same brain circuits as 'sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Using neuroimaging technology, a new study examines what our brain activity looks like when we have an intense religious experience.

MicroRNA may give clue to schizophrenia's 'voices'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Research using a mouse model of schizophrenia unearths clues about the origin of auditory hallucinations and the potential for innovative, new treatments.

Voice appeal: What makes a human voice sound pleasant

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The science behind what makes a human voice sound pleasant, or "vocal attractiveness," is something that people are exposed to everyday while interacting with a digital assistant like Apple's Siri.

Retrieval practice may protect memory in stressful situations

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines the impact of two different learning strategies on memory in stressful circumstances. Practice test-taking may protect memory.

OCD Therapy: What You Need to Know

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is OCD and what are the common forms of therapy? Learn about other treatments that are available for OCD and how to live with the condition.

Do Android and iPhone users have different personalities?

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines key psychological differences between Android and iPhone users. Choice of smartphone predicts user's personality.

Is There a Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Lying?

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Anecdotal evidence suggests that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to tell lies. We look at some of the reasons why this might happen.