Psychology & Psychiatry

Study reveals the job problems contributing to physician suicide

Physician burnout and suicide are a growing public health concern, with 1 in 15 physicians experiencing suicidal ideation. Studies consistently show that physicians are more likely than non-physicians to experience work-related ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New studies shed light on election-related stress

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that anticipating future stress related to political elections can affect people's emotional well-being before anything has even happened. But a related study shows that ...

Neuroscience

Brain stress factor regulates obesity

For the first time, the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry and the University Hospital Bonn have been able to directly link a stress factor in the brain to the cell's recycling system and obesity. This could enable a completely ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Acute stress leads to dynamic changes in the brain

Did math problems make you stressed at school? That's what happened to participants in a study of the brain's reaction to stress. For the first time, researchers looked at the entire duration of such a situation. They found ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Human brain doesn't slow down until after 60

You used to be able to make snap judgments in your 20s, but now it feels like you take a lot longer to react to questions, decisions and challenges put before you.

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