Psychosomatic Medicine

Psychology & Psychiatry

Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Double whammy for grieving spouses with sleep problems

Sleep disturbances have a strong negative impact on the immune system of people who have recently lost a spouse, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Rice University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

An end to arachnophobia 'just a heartbeat away'

Researchers have discovered that exposing people with phobias to their fear—for examples, spiders for those who have arachnophobia—at the exact time their heart beats, led to the phobia reducing in severity.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Family acceptance of LGBT identity linked to reduced stress

Ohio University Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Peggy Zoccola has determined that those who identify as LGBT and have come out to their family carry less stress hormones than those who have not come out, which may ultimately ...

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