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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. Dogs may have 'a neural representation for the meaning of words they have been taught,' finds a new study, which placed dogs inside a brain scanner.
  2. A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease.
  3. A new study investigates whether psychopathic traits really do enhance your career prospects. Along the way, it uncovers an interesting sex difference.
  4. The first literature review and meta-analysis to investigate omega-3 supplements and anxiety concludes that they could benefit some people.
  5. Does this personality trait help us flourish and succeed, or can it hinder our happiness and harm our mental health? In this Spotlight, we explore.
  6. Stress is a biological response to demanding situations and a regular part of daily life. Stress becomes chronic when the body’s response goes on for a prolonged period. Chronic stress can have a range of health effects. Learn more about these effects and how to manage chronic stress here.
  7. The largest sleep study ever conducted concludes that both sleeping too little and too much negatively impacts cognitive ability, regardless of age.
  8. New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition.
  9. Can diet impact the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder, particularly in the case of depressive episodes? A new study addresses this question.
  10. Predicting who will develop dementia is difficult. Researchers are testing various biomarkers, but a recent study asks whether apathy might provide a clue.