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Psychology & Psychiatry

Looking to the cell's power generators for clues to depression

Depression is a global issue. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 15 percent of people will experience a disabling bout of depression at some point in their lives. Despite an array of treatments that includes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

As holidays return to normal, here's how to de-stress

A return to a more normal holiday season may also mean higher stress levels, so an expert offers some coping tips.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pandemic depression persists among older adults, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of older people living in the community, with those who are lonely faring far worse, according to new research from McMaster University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness can help you work better in the cold and wet

Mindfulness can be used by people who work in extremely cold and wet environments to tolerate low temperatures better and so carry out tasks that require motor skills more effectively, according to research published in the ...

Medications

Study finds psychedelic microdosing improves mental health

An international study led by UBC Okanagan researchers suggests repeated use of small doses of psychedelics such as psilocybin or LSD can be a valuable tool for those struggling with anxiety and depression.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study looks at brain flow, and how people achieve it

You are playing such an intense video game and are focused so intently on getting to the next level that you don't know what is going on around you. You have no sense of time passing. You feel great. You are "in the zone." ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 positivity lower for some with psychiatric disorders

(HealthDay)—Patients with psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and mood disorders, are less likely to test positive for COVID-19, but have increased COVID-19 mortality, according to a study published online Nov. ...