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Medical News Today - Psychology/Psychiatry

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.
  1. New research examines the effects of heavy cannabis use on brain activity, behavior, and feelings of negative emotionality such as alienation.
  2. Stress and changes in levels of 'hunger hormones' may help to explain why we're more likely to overeat in the evening than earlier in the day.
  3. A study finds that the way a parent speaks to their child may influence their weight. Parents of obese children were more likely to use direct statements.
  4. Antidepressants may cause 'emotional blunting.' Can a 'magic mushroom' compound treat depression while avoiding this side effect? Two new studies explore.
  5. Is the 'brain fog' that so many pregnant women report real or is it just a myth? New research tries to solve the controversy by reviewing existing studies.
  6. A recent study suggests that there may be an easy fix for those of us who struggle to fall asleep: writing our to-do lists just before bed.
  7. Regularly attending religious ceremonies — regardless of religion — may help us to live longer, healthier lives, according to new research.
  8. New research in older adults reveals that women spend more time doing housework than men, and that this has important implications for their health.
  9. Are you as thin or large as you think you are? Probably not. Researchers suggest that we judge our body size based on previous experiences.
  10. ADHD is growing in prevalence, but we are still no nearer to understanding why it occurs. New research asks whether maternal depression might be the key.