Attention deficit disorders

Foreign parents resist ADHD treatment for offspring

Children diagnosed with attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) whose parents were born in non-Western countries are less likely to be treated with stimulant medication compared with their Western counterparts.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study may help explain cultural differences in forming memory

(PhysOrg.com) -- People naturally sort words and objects into categories, a key process in forming memory. But when it comes to how things are mentally organized, cultures dramatically differ in their strategies.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Your culture may influence your perception of death

Contemplating mortality can be terrifying. But not everyone responds to that terror in the same way. Now, a new study which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Actions and personality, east and west

People in different cultures make different assumptions about the people around them, according to an upcoming study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The researchers ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Could different cultures teach us something about dementia?

Picture two different families, each dealing with a diagnosis of dementia in one of its members. In one case, the patient is a retired executive, whose family tries as long as possible to keep the diagnosis secret, relying ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers study role culture plays in feeling sick

The physical and mental sensations we associate with feeling sick are a natural biological response to inflammation within the body. However, the strength and severity of these sensations go beyond biology and may be affected ...

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