Psychology & Psychiatry

PTSD symptoms linked to higher carotid atherosclerosis in women

For midlife women, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are associated with higher carotid atherosclerosis and with greater brain small vessel disease and poorer cognitive performance among APOE ε4 carriers, according ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Doubts abound about a new Alzheimer's blood test

For the first time, people worried about their risk of Alzheimer's disease can go online, order a blood test, and receive results in the privacy of their homes.

Sleep disorders

How can I get some sleep? Which treatments actually work?

Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you stay awake for a long time at night? Do these sleep problems make you feel fatigued, strung-out, or exhausted during the day? Has this been happening for months?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: Understanding high-functioning anxiety

Dear Mayo Clinic: I've always been a high achiever, both personally and professionally. But I struggle with a whirlwind of worries and thoughts, constantly second-guessing myself and pushing for perfection. I've heard the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain connectivity found to be disrupted in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, a neurodevelopmental disorder that features psychosis among its symptoms, is thought to arise from disorganization in brain connectivity and functional integration. Now, a recent study in Biological Psychiatry: ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Narcissism and its impact on psychotherapy

Narcissistic personality traits are related to poorer response to psychotherapeutic treatment. This is the result of a German multi-site study with more than 2,000 participants receiving inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy. ...

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