Health News - Psychology/Psychiatry

Depression in children: What to know
Depression can occur in anyone, including children. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of depression in children, as well as how to help. (Medical News Today)

Could epigenome editing prevent developmental disorders?
Using mice, scientists show how epigenome editing has promise as a way to fix disordered brain development that arises from a WAGR syndrome gene mutation. (Medical News Today)

How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost
A new study, using survey responses, suggests that playing in a brass band may help improve respiratory health and psychological well-being. (Medical News Today)

Average IQ: What is it?
Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a score derived from standardized tests that measure a person’s cognitive ability against that of similarly aged peers. In this article, learn about the average IQ. (Medical News Today)

16 myths about depression
Depression is a very common condition. Despite this, many myths and misconceptions continue to surround it. Learn more about depression here, including the facts. (Medical News Today)

Only 'cat whisperers' can read felines' facial expressions
New research finds that most people are unable to read cats' facial expressions, apart from a small group of so-called cat whisperers. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of NAC?
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an over-the-counter supplement that may help relieve or improve various medical issues. Here, learn more about the uses and risks. (Medical News Today)

Negative bias in people with depression is temporary
(Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Feeling grateful
Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude. In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks about the importance of gratitude all year round. (Medical News Today)

What is obsessive-compulsive personality disorder?
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) causes a person to feel an overwhelming need for order. Read about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of OCPD here. (Medical News Today)

How personality traits affect the placebo response
In a recent review, the authors attempt to identify personality traits that enhance the placebo effect. It seems that optimism is particularly important. (Medical News Today)

Sleep deprivation 'triples the number of lapses in attention'
Accumulating evidence shows that sleep loss can severely hamper our ability to handle complex tasks, which, researchers note, can be 'risky.' (Medical News Today)

Obsessive love: What to know
Obsessive love disorder can be a symptom of an underlying mental health condition or due to previous trauma. Learn more about its symptoms, causes, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 supplements improved attention in some youths with ADHD
New research finds that omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve attention in youths with ADHD who have low — but not high — blood levels of omega-3. (Medical News Today)

Borderline personality disorder: Trauma raises risk by 13-fold
A new study has found that people with borderline personality disorder have a 13 times higher chance of reporting childhood trauma than people without. (Medical News Today)

How a hallucinogenic brew makes the brain live in a dream
DMT is the active ingredient of the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca. New research looks into how this drug affects brain activity, altering consciousness. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean to feel malaise?
Malaise is a general feeling of being unwell. Read on to learn about the various symptoms and causes of malaise, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Suicide prevention: Links and resources
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you are not alone. Here’s a list of hotlines and online resources to help prevent suicide. (Medical News Today)

Common fire retardant makes prairie voles anxious, less social
New research examines the gender-specific effects of a common flame retardant mixture on the social and affective behavior of prairie voles. (Medical News Today)

16 strategies and treatments to fight depression
Depression is a common mental health condition that can range in severity from mild to debilitating. Learn about 16 ways to fight depression in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about paranoid personality disorder
Paranoid personality disorder is a common but underdiagnosed mental health disorder. Read on to learn about the causes and symptoms of paranoid personality disorder and the treatment options. (Medical News Today)

The impact of mental health training in the workplace
A new study looks at how mental health training affects managers' abilities to support their employees and take measures to prevent mental health issues. (Medical News Today)

How to stop ruminating thoughts
Ruminating thoughts are excessive intrusive thoughts about negative experiences. They can be a symptom of an existing mental health condition or just the result of a particular instance of trauma. Read more about the causes of these thoughts and how to stop ruminating. (Medical News Today)

Déjà vu in hindsight: Why we believe in false premonitions
A new study has looked at why people who experience déjà vu sometimes have warped memories regarding the accuracy of their false predictions. (Medical News Today)

Punishment could make your dog more pessimistic
(Medical News Today)

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