Mental Health

Researchers discover early warning sign of schizophrenia in the brain

Psychosis is a mental disorder characterized by a disconnection from reality. One type of psychosis is schizophrenia, which is marked by hallucinations, delusions, and thought...

Some people with anxiety choose to worry rather than to relax

In a new study, researchers found some people with anxiety may actively resist relaxation in favor of worrying. They suggest it’s a way to avoid...

This new finding may help treat schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers have made a discovery that may help develop a treatment for schizophrenia. The research was conducted by a team from...

Depression drugs appear to be generally safe

In a new study, researchers found antidepressants are generally safe. They examined evidence from 45 meta-analyses, which combined the results from many studies and did...

Smartphone dependency may be a cause of depression

In a new study, researchers found young people who are hooked on their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness. They...

Mental stress could damage your blood vessel health

It is known that psychological stress is already associated with heart disease. In a new study, researchers found stress-induced problems with blood flow in the...

Abused or neglected children have a 400% higher risk of schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers found that children who have experienced child abuse or neglect are four times more likely to develop serious mental...

AI could help doctors predict depression outcomes

The psychiatry field has long sought answers to explain why antidepressants help only some people. Is a patient's recovery due merely to a placebo effect—the...

How people with psychopathic personality control their ‘dark impulses’

People with psychopathic traits are predisposed toward antisocial behavior that can result in "unsuccessful" outcomes such as incarceration. However, many individuals with psychopathic traits are...

Common depression drug may reduce anxiety more than depressive symptoms

In a new study, researchers found one of the most common antidepressants, sertraline, leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms. The reduction in anxiety...

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