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ψ 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 the mind. Link to the source
  • How can you cope with fear of flying?
    Flying is by far one of the most common means of transportation in today's world, but fear of flying is also widespread. So how can we overcome it? link to source

  • Could these psychological traits help us live longer?
    By studying a group of elderly adults from Italy, researchers have identified a set of common traits associated with better mental health in old age. link to source

  • Does pride raise the risk of falling?
    In this year's Christmas issue of the BMJ, researchers explore whether or not the biblical saying 'pride comes before a fall' holds any truth. link to source

  • Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age
    What we eat can affect our psychological health, but which foods are beneficial? A new study suggests that the answer may depend on our age. link to source

  • 'We all hear voices in our heads,' but why? Study investigates
    New research suggests that the brain regards talking inside of our heads as equivalent to talking out loud, with the same degree of dampened response. link to source

  • What are the early signs of a depression relapse?
    Many people experience depression relapses. Learn more about the early signs of relapses and recurrence, and what can be done about them. link to source

  • How to reduce Christmas stress
    Christmas is supposed to be the season of peace and goodwill, but it's often a source of stress, instead. Here are some tips for a stress-free Christmas. link to source

  • Think your relationship is doomed? Then it probably is
    If you think there's a high chance you will break up with your partner, it's probably in the cards, according to the results of a new study. link to source

  • Does nodding make you more popular?
    Japanese-based psychologists have tested the effect of nodding and shaking one's head on a person's likability and approachability. link to source

  • How can our health benefit from colder temperatures?
    'Tis the season to layer up in an effort to stay warm. But should we be so dismissive of low temperatures? Read about the health benefits of being cold. link to source

  • 'Cognitive ability genes' identified
    Unlocking the genes responsible for cognitive ability has proven challenging. Breaking research draws the clearest picture to date. link to source

  • Seniors, leaving the house daily may help you live longer
    A new study suggests that older adults should get out of the house more; leaving their homes on a daily basis could help them to live longer. link to source

  • Is being unsociable the secret to creativity?
    New research examines three different kinds of social withdrawal and finds that one particular kind of solitude may hold the key to higher creativity. link to source

  • What is sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder?
    Antisocial personality disorder is a condition that affects a person's ability to care about the feelings and needs of others. Learn about the symptoms. link to source

  • 'Love hormone' explains why your dog loves to see you smile
    Popularly known as the ‘love hormone,’ oxytocin makes dogs ignore threatening cues and focus on your smiling face, according to new research. link to source

  • How can you cope with seasonal affective disorder?
    More than just the 'winter blues,' seasonal affective disorder can turn the holiday season into a time of gloom and fatigue. So how can you keep it at bay? link to source

  • Five ways to boost concentration
    In an age of constant stimuli and distractions, it can be almost impossible to concentrate. We have put together some concentration-enhancing strategies. link to source

  • Resistance training may boost seniors' psychological well-being
    A study of older adults who did 9 months of resistance training suggests that it may benefit their sense of coherence and environmental quality of life. link to source

  • Eating out may mean eating more this Thanksgiving
    If you're planning to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal in a restaurant this year, watch out; the delicious aromas may up your food intake. link to source

  • Wine or beer? The differing effects of alcohol on mood
    How do wine, beer, and spirits impact our mood? New research suggests that different types of alcohol may be tied to distinct emotions. link to source

  • Boosting brain's 'executive center' may prevent anxiety
    New research finds that stimulating activity in the brain's dorsolateral prefrontal cortex protects against symptoms of depression and mood disorders. link to source

  • How to cope with social anxiety over Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving is almost here, and for many of us, it's synonymous with "large family gatherings." But how can you manage this if you have social anxiety? link to source

  • The 10 best blogs for ADHD
    ADHD blogs offer educational information, tips, and support for those with ADHD and their friends and families. We have selected the best ADHD blogs. link to source

  • Many grapple with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis
    Researchers point to a large incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder cases at 6 months after a cancer diagnosis and urge better mental health support. link to source

  • Generous people 'listen to their hearts,' quite literally
    New research measures interoception, or people's ability to 'listen' to their bodies, and their willingness to give away money. The heart plays a key role. link to source

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