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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. In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope?
  2. Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise.
  3. Have your social media accounts become a source of stress more than one of enjoyment? Read this Spotlight and learn why you may want to consider a detox.
  4. Researchers have associated a diagnosis of epilepsy with a greater risk of suicide, accidental drug poisoning, and other unnatural causes of death.
  5. Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated. We also list the symptoms and how it is diagnosed using the DSM-5.
  6. A new study warns that holding on to small, daily frustrations and allowing negative emotions to perpetuate can truly harm our health in the long run.
  7. Could meditation be a useful tool in the fight against cognitive decline? This week, the first study to investigate its long-term impact is released.
  8. A new study shows that levels of the stress hormone cortisol plummet in people who take a break from using the popular social network.
  9. A new study demonstrates that people who lose 75 percent of their wealth in 2 years have a higher risk of death over the following decades.
  10. A new study examines how male and female undergraduates in a biology class perceive their own intelligence, compared with that of their peers.