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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
  • Why am I impotent? Common causes and treatments
    In this article, learn about physical and psychological causes of impotence, what different treatments are available, and how impotence may be prevented. link to source

  • Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds
    Unlike previous research, a new study finds no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental health disorders. link to source

  • Benefits of cognitive training in dementia patients unclear
    Positive effects of cognitive training in healthy elderly people have been reported, but data regarding its effects in patients with dementia is unclear. link to source

  • People with mental health disorders at risk of stroke, study finds
    A new study investigates the link between patients with metal health issues and the risk of having a stroke within several time periods. link to source

  • Mindfulness shows promise as we age, but study results are mixed
    As mindfulness practices rise in popularity and evidence of their worth continues to accumulate, those who work with aging populations are looking to use the techniques to boost cognitive... link to source

  • Deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulthood, according to landmark study
    Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, children exposed to early deprivation in Romanian institutions aged 0-3 experience a range of mental health problems in early... link to source

  • Innovative treatment for depression in older people is effective, conclude researchers
    An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, say researchers at the University of York. link to source

  • Gene mutations in brain linked to OCD-like behavior
    Researchers found that eliminating a set of genes in the corticostriatal brain region of mice - also present in humans - led to OCD-like behavior. link to source

  • Study points to treatment strategy for anorexia
    New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment strategy. link to source

  • Experts raise concern over US advice to screen all adults and all teens for depression
    Recent advice on depression screening from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may lead to overtesting and overtreatment, according to some experts. link to source

  • Women with mild heart blockage report poorer health, more anxiety and negativity than men
    Women with mild blockage of coronary arteries report poorer health, more anxiety and a more negative outlook than men with the same condition, according to new research in the American Heart... link to source

  • Nostalgia could help smokers quit, study finds
    Researchers suggest that evoking treasured memories through nostalgic public service announcements could be an effective quit-smoking strategy. link to source

  • Bipolar breakthrough: New study reveals disease-causing mechanism
    A new study shows how a forebrain deficiency in the cellular protein phospholipase Cγ1 causes bipolar disorder-like symptoms in mice. link to source

  • Depression or anxiety may increase risk of surgical wound complications
    Patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery, new research indicates. link to source

  • Tips for finding motivation with depression
    Learn about the benefits of physical activity for people with depression, how socializing may help, and what depression triggers should be avoided. link to source

  • Oxytocin may boost paternal behavior
    The 'love hormone' is known to promote mother-child bonding, but new research indicates that it could do the same for a father and their offspring. link to source

  • Researcher investigates why mothers sing to their babies
    Mothers from all human societies sing to their babies. Why do they do this, and is it important? One researcher is determined to find out. link to source

  • B vitamins may improve schizophrenia symptoms
    The first meta-analysis of its kind reviews data from 18 clinical trials to conclude that B vitamins have a positive effect on schizophrenia symptoms. link to source

  • ADHD: Large imaging study confirms differences in several brain regions
    The largest study of its kind provides robust evidence to confirm ADHD is a brain disorder characterized by delayed development of several brain regions. link to source

  • Sick and tired - not just a figure of speech
    Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.Already feeling drained so early in the year? link to source

  • New research demonstrates a link between swearing fluency and emotion
    Keele University psychologist Dr Richard Stephens has published a new research paper which explores how experiencing emotion impacts on people swearing. link to source

  • Poverty and high neighborhood murder rates increase depression in older adults
    Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and other institutions published... link to source

  • How does our brain process fear? Study investigates
    Using scenes from horror movies, a new study examines the neural pathways responsible for processing fear and anxiety in the human brain. link to source

  • Facebook use may alter perception of time, study finds
    New research suggests that using the Internet and Facebook may impair our perception of time, with the latter having the strongest impact. link to source

  • Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 weeks
    Researchers reveal that young adults who increased their intake of fruits and vegetables showed improvements in vitality and motivation in just 14 days. link to source

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