Psychology & Psychiatry


Psychics help psychiatrists understand the voices of psychosis

Psychics help psychiatrists understand the voices of psychosis

Credit: Melanie Ulizio People with psychosis are tormented by inner voices. In an effort to explain why a team of Yale required help from an unusual source: psychics and others who hear voices, but they are not diagnosed with a mental illness. found that the voices experienced by this group are similar in many respects […]


Australia suicide rate highest in 10 years

Australia suicide rate highest in 10 years

Suicide will remain the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44 if proven prevention strategies do not apply age, according to the Black Dog Institute. Latest ABS statistics show that suicide remains the leading cause of death among Australians aged 15-44. This despite significantly increased investment and increased awareness over the last decade. Why […]


A study shows that puberty changes facial recognition

A study shows that puberty changes facial recognition

Credit: Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com The faces are as unique as fingerprints and can reveal a lot of information about our health, personality, age, and feelings. Penn State researchers recently discovered teens begin to see the faces differently as they prepare for the transition to adulthood. Suzy Scherf, assistant professor of psychology and director […]


Young people need help to understand the suicide of a parent

Young people need help to understand the suicide of a parent

Talking about suicide it is associated with this strong stigma that young people whose parents have taken their own lives must resort to strangers, for example, people who know the Internet to vent their pain. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis at the University of Linköping. “And the health system can not provide […]



The amount of video games is too much for children?

The amount of video games is too much for children?

(HealthDay) -Play video games could improve a child’s motor skills, reaction time and even academic performance, but new research shows that excessive gambling may be related to social problems and behavior. Spanish researchers found that improvements in skills related to the game between 7 to 11 began a maximum of about eight hours after a […]


experimental agent image reveals brain disease linked to concussions in the living brain

experimental agent image reveals brain disease linked to concussions in the living brain

A positron emission experimental tomography (PET) tracer can effectively diagnose brain degeneration related concussion while a person is still alive, according to a study proof of concept conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai and published on September 27 in the journal translational Psychiatry . Mount Sinai researchers used an agent called experimental […]


Health experts report US $ 246 billion would cost the workplace depression through eight countries

Health experts report US $ 246 billion would cost the workplace depression through eight countries

New data released today show that depression workplace is a major problem in different cultures and economies, with devastating consequences “wide” to thousands of organizations worldwide. In a study of eight countries spanning diverse cultures and GDP, researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) say that depression is collectively costing nations […]


How do we handle objects it depends on who is the owner

How do we handle objects it depends on who is the owner

Credit: Association for Psychological Science From scissors and staplers to car keys and cell phones, passing objects to other people every day. We often try to pass the objects so that the handle or other useful feature is facing the proper direction for the person receiving the item, but new research shows that we are […]


Children look overeagerly social norms

Children look overeagerly social norms

“Preschoolers quickly understand individual behavior and the spontaneous actions of others as generalizable, governed by the rules and binding” says Marco F. H. Schmidt. For parents, whose activities are observed by their children on a daily basis, this desire to learn can be good and bad news: it may be unintentionally teaching them “rules” that […]


Make financial incentives encourage patients with psychotic disorders to take your medications?

Make financial incentives encourage patients with psychotic disorders to take your medications?

A new study has found that patients who provides financial incentives to take their antipsychotic medication is effective. When incentives are stopped, there is no continuing benefit but no long-term negative effect either. In all fields of medicine, not the common problem patients can not take your medication regularly as prescribed. For patients in antipsychotic […]



psychoeducation group offers “early intervention” for bipolar patients

psychoeducation group offers “early intervention” for bipolar patients

Credit: University of Nottingham psychoeducation sessions structured group might be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder peer-support standard offered by the NHS and the voluntary sector, research has found. The study by academics at the University of Nottingham, Lancaster (center Spectrum) and Manchester published this week in The Lancet […]


Dogs ignore the bad advice that humans continue

Dogs ignore the bad advice that humans continue

Credit: Noël Zia Lee, Wikimedia Commons Dogs are less likely to follow bad advice that children, according to a new study conducted in Canine Cognition Center at Yale. In contrast to children, dogs only actions of a human being are copied if they are absolutely necessary for the solution of the task, according to a […]