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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
  • Could micronutrient supplements combat ADHD?
    ADHD is difficult to treat. Over recent years, the impact of nutrition has come to the fore. New research investigates the potential use of micronutrients. link to source

  • How straight millennials feel about 'bromance'
    A series of interviews explores how a sample of young, straight, white, middle-class men experience 'bromances,' and how they fare compared with romances. link to source

  • Want to be a good friend? Close your eyes and listen
    New research suggests that the best way to empathize with someone else's feelings might be to avoid looking at them and focus exclusively on their voice. link to source

  • Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression
    Psilocybin, a magic mushroom compound, may succeed where other anti-depression treatments have failed; the drug may 'reset' the brain, new research shows. link to source

  • Traumatic experiences may raise women's heart disease risk
    Women who experience at least three traumatic events in a lifetime may have poorer endothelial function, which could raise the likelihood of heart disease. link to source

  • Women 'spend more time on housework, childcare than men'
    A new study finds that, especially on weekends, men tend to engage in more leisure activities as their partners focus on child rearing and chores. link to source

  • Bullying harms children's mental health, but for how long?
    A large cohort study on twins aged 11 to 16 confirms that bullying can have severe mental health outcomes, but these may not be as long-lasting as feared. link to source

  • Our decision to divorce may be genetic
    The largest study of its kind to date shows that a decision to get divorced may be influenced more by genetic factors than social and psychological ones. link to source

  • Giving bad news? Cut to the chase, study says
    How should bad news be delivered, from the receiver's perspective? A new study suggests that the best way to do it is directly and without embellishments. link to source

  • Parents tend to favor their same-sex child
    When it comes to spending money, mothers may favor their daughters, while fathers tend to favor their sons. These are the results of four new experiments. link to source

  • Reading stories creates universal patterns in the brain
    How the brain makes sense of narratives is still a mystery, but reading stories in an MRI scanner gives insight into the brain regions at work. link to source

  • The female orgasm: What do women want?
    Research shines a light on many of the mysteries surrounding the female orgasm and reveals just how much women differ in their sexual preferences. link to source

  • Disease and odor: An intriguing relationship
    What do diseases smell like? Can we detect diseases via sense of smell? What diseases affect our sense of smell? And does any of this matter? We find out. link to source

  • Bilingualism: What happens in the brain?
    With the number of bilingual individuals increasing steadily, find out how bilingualism affects the brain and cognitive function. link to source

  • Playing video games may 'enhance learning'
    Researchers found that video gamers performed better than non-gamers in a learning competition and showed more brain activity in learning-related areas. link to source

  • How feeling full can make you want to eat more
    Feeling full does not necessarily curb hunger, suggests new research. A feeling of satiety can make us crave food, if we are socially conditioned for it. link to source

  • Brain response to unfairness 'predicts depression'
    A new study shows that being treated unfairly in a computer game involving money rewards gives rise to brain patterns that can predict depression. link to source

  • Coping with panic disorder
    Do you regularly experience anxiety, stress, and panic attacks? We have put together some effective ways to cope with panic disorder and regain control. link to source

  • Psychopathy: Children at risk respond differently to laughter
    New research examines whether laughter is as contagious for children at risk of becoming psychopaths in adulthood as it is for risk-free children. link to source

  • How different are men's and women's brains?
    Are men's and women's brains wired differently? If so, how, and does that impact behavior and health outcomes? Read on about the "sex and the brain" issue. link to source

  • The ins and outs of the vagina
    The vagina and the female orgasm are a mystery to many. Find out how the female sex organs work together to cause sexual arousal and satisfaction. link to source

  • Schizophrenia risk gene plays key role in early brain development
    New research shows that the schizophrenia risk gene ZNF804A influences brain structure and function during the early development of the fetus' brain. link to source

  • Too much manganese may lower children's IQ
    A study suggests that excessive air exposure to manganese may have negative neurodevelopmental effects; high levels of the metal correlate with lower IQ. link to source

  • Blocking the 'love hormone' may reduce social anxiety
    Oxytocin may intensify positive or negative social experiences by affecting different brain areas. Blocking the hormone may relieve social anxiety. link to source

  • OCD: Cognitive behavioral therapy improves brain connectivity
    A new study maps brain changes following cognitive behavioral therapy for OCD. The findings suggest improved connectivity between key networks. link to source

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