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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 are Dexedrine and Adderall different?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:00:00 PDT

Dexedrine and Adderall are two medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD. Both drugs are similar, but there are some differences in how they are used. In this article, we examine the similarities and differences between these two medications, along with the risks, side effects, and warnings that go with them.

Having an audience makes your brain perform better

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research examines what goes on in the brain when people perform a task in front of an audience versus when they are not being watched.

A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope?

Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise.

Is it time you went on a social media detox?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Have your social media accounts become a source of stress more than one of enjoyment? Read this Spotlight and learn why you may want to consider a detox.

Epilepsy raises risk of unnatural death, study finds

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have associated a diagnosis of epilepsy with a greater risk of suicide, accidental drug poisoning, and other unnatural causes of death.

What is dissociative identity disorder?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 PDT

Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated. We also list the symptoms and how it is diagnosed using the DSM-5.

Even minor stress can impact long-term health, study warns

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A new study warns that holding on to small, daily frustrations and allowing negative emotions to perpetuate can truly harm our health in the long run.

Is meditation the answer to cognitive decline?

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Could meditation be a useful tool in the fight against cognitive decline? This week, the first study to investigate its long-term impact is released.

Want to de-stress? Delete Facebook, study suggests

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that levels of the stress hormone cortisol plummet in people who take a break from using the popular social network.

Losing personal wealth might shorten your life

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study demonstrates that people who lose 75 percent of their wealth in 2 years have a higher risk of death over the following decades.

Female students underestimate their own intelligence

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines how male and female undergraduates in a biology class perceive their own intelligence, compared with that of their peers.

How to overcome impostor syndrome

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Do you feel like a fraud in your job or feel undeserving of your success? You could have impostor syndrome. Here are some ways to overcome the phenomenon.

Coffee may worsen Alzheimer's symptoms

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 02:00:00 PDT

Coffee is often hailed for its health benefits, but new research finds that long-term consumption could be more of a hindrance for people with Alzheimer's.

Do you fear embarrassment? Here's how to overcome it

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research may have found a useful strategy for overcoming the sometimes paralyzing fear of embarrassment or ridicule in social situations.

Childhood friends may protect your adult health

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that spending time with your buddies as a kid may lead to a healthier weight and better blood pressure levels in adulthood.

Honey bees may help to explain how humans make decisions

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study analyzes the collective behavior of honey bee colonies and finds that they provide a good model for the laws that govern our decision-making.

How to cope with OCD

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Living with OCD can be challenging, but in this Spotlight, we take a look at some habits that you can adopt that may help you to cope with it.

Why we should stop 'phubbing'

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 02:00:00 PDT

Ever been snubbed by a friend mid-conversation so that they can take a call? New research reveals how this behavior, known as 'phubbing,' makes us feel.

Could these food supplements help treat psychosis?

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A systematic review of eight trials of nutrient-based treatments in young people with first-episode psychosis suggests that some may improve symptoms.

Being nice, or being smart: What leads to success?

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Do nice people really finish last? If so, who is most likely to succeed? A new study claims to hold the answer to these burning questions.

Why self-love is important and how to cultivate it

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Moving from a self-criticizing inner voice — the hallmark of perfectionism — to a more compassionate one can be challenging. Here's our guide to help you.

Sex anxiety: How can you overcome it?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Both men and women can experience anxiety related to sexual intercourse, which may affect their life quality. What are some ways to overcome these worries?

What the color of your face reveals about your feelings

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

New study reveals the facial color patterns that correlate with our emotions, suggesting that we can communicate and decode feelings based on color alone.

Feeling fine after one drink? Your brain's not

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that even one alcoholic drink can impair our ability to make decisions, and this could have some serious implications.