Health News - Psychology/Psychiatry

Anxious about the news? Our top tips on how to cope
Does the constant cycle of negative world news make you anxious? Here, learn more about news-related anxiety and how you can fight back. (Medical News Today)

The surprising link between depression and the pursuit of happiness
According to new research, placing too much emphasis on happiness can actually give rise to depressive symptoms, especially in the Western world. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?
People with anorexia tend to severely restrict their food intake, while those with bulimia go through periods of overeating followed by unhealthful behaviors to ‘purge.’ Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Thousands of LA jail inmates should receive community mental health support
A report that the LA County commissioned suggests that many jail inmates would benefit from diversion to community-based mental health programs. (Medical News Today)

How the 'rubber hand illusion' may help those with OCD
New research shows how using a fake rubber hand may enable people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder to overcome their contamination fears. (Medical News Today)

A tiny wage increase could have prevented 13,800 deaths in 6 years
Specialists estimate that a small increase of only $1 in the state minimum wage could have prevented thousands of suicides between 2009–2015. (Medical News Today)

Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?
Researchers have concluded that exposure to air pollution during childhood could significantly increase a person's risk of schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Does diet influence mental health? Assessing the evidence
How much do our diets influence our mental health? A recent review assesses the evidence and concludes that much more research is needed. (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness could help us unlearn fear
Recent research adds to the evidence that mindfulness practice may enable us to eradicate unhelpful fears — and continue to keep them at bay. (Medical News Today)

What are the types of depression?
There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article. (Medical News Today)

The 13 emotions that music evokes in us
How can listening to music make us feel? A new study involving participants from different cultures has identified 13 possible emotions that music evokes. (Medical News Today)

What causes Alzheimer's? Not toxic amyloid, new study suggests
The findings of a new study suggest that the accumulation of toxic beta-amyloid proteins in the brain may not be the cause of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between depression and anger?
Some people with depression also experience anger. Here, learn about the connection between depression and anger and the available treatment options. (Medical News Today)

New Year's resolutions: How to boost success rates
In this special feature, we ask whether New Year's resolutions work and look at some science-backed ways to improve the chances of success. (Medical News Today)

Could MDMA help treat mental health conditions?
New research in mice investigates the possibility that MDMA, a potentially addictive drug, may help in the context of mental health therapy. (Medical News Today)

For rats, empathy may be a survival strategy
Research in rats suggests that empathy may be an important element in the rodents’ remarkable ability to survive in difficult environments. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between depression and anxiety?
Some people experience anxiety and depression at the same time. In this article, learn about how they are linked, the differences between them, and what treatments are available. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Time to reflect
A new year is almost here! In the last letter of 2019, Managing Editor Honor Whiteman reflects on the successes of the past year, and there have been many! (Medical News Today)

Finding life's meaning can keep us healthy as we age
A new study in older adults has found a strong correlation between having found meaning in one's life and having good overall health. (Medical News Today)

Why is it so difficult to make people change their minds?
It can be difficult to convince others to change their minds about a topic, sometimes even despite compelling evidence. Why? What happens in the brain? (Medical News Today)

Drumming makes your brain more efficient
Playing the drums requires coordination between all four limbs. A new study asks whether, over years of practice, this alters the brain's architecture. (Medical News Today)

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)

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