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This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia
New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'
New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people. (Medical News Today)

OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms
The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers. (Medical News Today)

Social media photo overkill may boost narcissism
Findings of a recent study suggest that individuals most likely to post photos of themselves on social media may develop higher levels of narcissism. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Electrical stimulation can 'significantly' improve mood
Researchers found that only 3 minutes of electrical stimulation applied to the orbitofrontal cortex relieves symptoms of moderate and severe depression. (Medical News Today)

What makes your personality 'healthy' or 'unhealthy?'
Do you have a 'healthy personality?' Researchers claim to have mapped out the personality traits that can help a person thrive in life. (Medical News Today)

Study finds 5 types of alcohol use disorder that vary with age
New research reveals five problem drinking 'profiles,' and shows that these types of drinking patterns are more prevalent at different ages. (Medical News Today)

How you react to stress may predict brain health
New research suggests that the way we respond to minor daily stressors may affect our cognition and brain health well into old age. (Medical News Today)

How your personality could affect your longevity
Can personality help predict how long you will live? A newly published study suggests that personality traits in adolescence may speak to mortality risk. (Medical News Today)

Study investigates how MDMA affects cooperation and trust
Study using game theory model finds that MDMA increases cooperative behavior toward trustworthy people and affects brain regions tied to social cognition. (Medical News Today)

Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk
A new study zooms in on four genetic variants that influence the likelihood of death by suicide. It also finds 207 genes that need further investigation. (Medical News Today)

How to protect your mental well-being this festive season
Although many of us look forward to the holiday season, we know it can be a stressful time. Here, we offer some simple ways to reduce the stress. (Medical News Today)

How does social media use affect our body image?
Recently published research examines the effect of active social media engagement on the self-perceived body image of young adult women. (Medical News Today)

Do you use music as a sleep aid?
A recent survey finds that a surprisingly high number of people use music to help them sleep and to combat sleep disorders. What do you listen to? (Medical News Today)

Can multitasking boost rather than hinder performance?
Newly published research suggests that whether we perceive one or several activities as multitasking can have an impact on our performance. (Medical News Today)

New evidence that social media increases loneliness
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness. (Medical News Today)

Using community choirs to boost well-being
Loneliness is a significant and growing problem. A recent study investigates the effect of belonging to a community choir on well-being in older adults. (Medical News Today)

How strangers judge personality based on body shape
New research illuminates the value judgments we make about strangers' personality traits, based solely on the shapes of their bodies. (Medical News Today)

Detecting schizophrenia before symptoms arise
A new study finds a neural signature that might help identify who will go on to develop schizophrenia. Earlier detection could improve outcomes. (Medical News Today)

Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain
By measuring the brain activity of participants across a series of days, scientists have encountered the neural signature of low mood in anxious brains. (Medical News Today)

How to eat healthfully: Double your portion size
People tend to eat more when they are given a larger portion of unhealthful food. A new study asks whether the same rule applies for healthful snacks. (Medical News Today)

Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent
An existing drug that people use to treat seizures can significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in a small number of participants. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Three new subtypes identified
Scientists used functional MRI to study the brains of 134 people and identified three new subtypes of depression, including a treatment-resistant subtype. (Medical News Today)

Spider phobia: Using the heartbeat to improve treatment
Computerized therapy of spider phobia was more effective when exposure to spider images occurred during, rather than between, heartbeats, a study revealed. (Medical News Today)

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