Mental Health

Scientists find genetic cause of schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers conduct the first genetic analysis of schizophrenia in an ancestral African population, the South African Xhosa. The research was conducted...

Inflammation strongly linked to mental sluggishness

An estimated 12 million U.K. citizens have a chronic medical condition, and many of them report severe mental fatigue that they characterize as “sluggishness”...

New study offers promise for treating schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers found that targeting one particular symptom of schizophrenia has a positive effect on other symptoms. This offers a big promise...

New finding may help treat alcohol use disorder and depression

For people with psychiatric disorders, comorbidity — or the presence of two or more disorders in a single patient — is quite common. One of the...

This personality trait may prevent depression

While narcissism may be viewed by many in society as a negative personality trait, it could also have benefits. In a recent study led by...

Brain chemical imbalance may lead to social anxiety disorder

In a new study, researchers found that the balance between the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine may affect whether a person develops a social anxiety...

Take a chill pill: What you need to know about anxiety medications

Life isn’t always a walk in the park-- you, like everyone else, experiences the highs and lows of daily living. There will be moments of...

How five short intentions can help people recovering from depression stay on track

About one in six people in England report experiencing anxiety or depression in any given week, and depression is a major cause of disability...

These 10 common drugs may increase suicide risk

The rate of suicide has been rising for 16 years and is now the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Most suicides...

Psychedelic drugs may provide long-time mood benefits, Yale study shows

In a new study, researchers found that people who had recently used psychedelics such as psilocybin report a sustained improvement in mood and feeling...

Most Popular

Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...