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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. Many factors can cause irritability, including life stress, depression, a lack of sleep, and premenstrual syndrome. In this article, we look at the possible causes of irritability and tips for managing it.
  2. Specialists reveal that people with bipolar disorder have to wait for a long time for a diagnosis, and that they fail to receive appropriate initial care.
  3. How many hours of paid work per week are actually beneficial for mental health? It could be as little as 8, suggests a new study from the United Kingdom.
  4. People with depression can experience a variety of symptoms, some of which may be harder to recognize than others. Hidden symptoms of depression can range from fatigue and changes in sleeping patterns to anger and losing interest in pleasurable activities. Learn more here.
  5. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link between a dopamine imbalance in the brain and the development of ADHD. Learn more here.
  6. Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about overdosing on antidepressants here.
  7. Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this article, we look at the differences between autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
  8. Epinephrine and norepinephrine are chemical messengers that play an important role in the body’s fight or flight response. Although these two chemicals are similar, they act on different parts of the body. Doctors also use synthetic versions of these substances to treat a variety of conditions. Learn more here.
  9. Researchers have established that being in nature can boost well-being, but a new study asks exactly how much we need each week to feel the full benefit.
  10. An international report examines how online behavior is affecting brain function. Scientists looked at concentration, memory, and social cognition.