The WHO have recently released a new set of guidelines around strategies for dementia prevention, in which they evaluate potential interventions.
Researchers assess which aspects of working memory are affected by age, sleep quality, and mood and whether these factors work in unison or independently.
The Cluster A personality disorders are paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, and schizotypal disorder. The symptoms can vary depending on the specific disorder. Learn more here.
A new study in mouse models shows that a high-fat diet can alter signaling mechanisms in the brain, leading to depression-like behaviors.
Dermatophagia causes a person to compulsively bite, chew, gnaw, or eat their skin. The condition most often affects the skin around the fingers. Learn more about this behavior here.
Are other people's stories of strife and recovery helpful for mental health healing processes? The answer is 'mostly yes,' though there are some dangers.
Doctors can diagnose three different levels of autism, which vary in their severity. Getting the correct diagnosis can help ensure that a person receives the right treatment and support. Learn more here.
In this Spotlight feature, we explore the reasons behind procrastination, look at its effects on health, and ask whether procrastination has any benefits.
A recent study concludes that living alone is strongly linked to poorer mental health. According to the analysis, the main driver seems to be loneliness.
New research in mice pinpoints some of the key mechanisms that ketamine triggers in the brain to fight the symptoms and characteristics of depression.
The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction.
Five new studies conducted as part of a doctoral thesis show how sleep loss affects a person's emotional perception and emotional response control.
Some people have migraine headaches, tension headaches, and sinus headaches after crying. This may be due to the physical and emotional response of crying. Learn more here.
A new way of determining the genetic risk of depression may help predict which children and adolescents are most likely to face mental health problems.
Concerta and Adderall are both medications that can help treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn about the differences between them and the possible side effects in this article.
Do we only empathize with and mirror others' behaviors in contexts calling for social cooperation? New research suggests taking the question further.
Methods of increasing stamina include meditation, exercise, and consuming caffeine. Stamina can help prevent physical fatigue and enhance mental focus. Learn more about boosting stamina here.
Is it possible to manipulate memory formation and consolidation? And why would we want to do it? We explore these questions in this Spotlight feature.
After reviewing data on 620,000-plus people, scientists quash claims that a single or handful of genes can have a strong influence on risk of depression.
It is common for a person's libido to fluctuate throughout their life and according to their mood. However, a significant change in libido may be due to an underlying cause. Learn about low libido causes and how to treat them here.
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