Psychology & Psychiatry

Seeing yourself as Einstein may change the way you think

The perception of having Albert Einstein's body may help unlock previously inaccessible mental resources, finds a new study. Following a virtual reality "Einstein" experience, participants were less likely to unconsciously ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone

(Medical Xpress)—Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Favorite TV reruns may have restorative powers: researcher

(Medical Xpress)—We hear all the time that we need to get off the couch, stop watching TV and get moving. But what if watching TV under specific conditions could actually provide the mental boost you need to tackle a difficult ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychiatric visits to the emergency room rise despite the ACA

Emergency room visits in the US for mental health increased every year from 2007 to 2016 despite the expansion of health coverage over that time, researchers report on July 28 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The numbers ...

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