Psychology & Psychiatry

Bangladeshi mystic fights demons with psychiatry

Evil spirits bedevil the families that seek blessings from an elderly Bangladeshi mystic—but he knows his prayers alone are not enough to soothe their troubled minds.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to talk to your employer about trauma

The impact of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a hidden chronic mental health issue in the workplace. A 2016 survey of U.K. adults found that one in five people between the ages of 18 and 74 said they had ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common antidepressant may reduce deadly COVID-19 complications

As mental health professionals are grappling with a wave of pandemic-related anxiety and depression, a physician-researcher at The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences is studying whether a commonly ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychotherapy for panic disorder shows positive long-term effects

Psychotherapy for panic disorder produces good results, and the effects are lasting. That is the result from a large long-term study from Lund University in Sweden. Two years after treatment were 70 per cent of the patients ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Spain's virus surge hits mental health of front-line workers

The unrelenting increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain following the holiday season is again straining hospitals, threatening the mental health of doctors and nurses who have been at the forefront of the pandemic for nearly ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are you afraid you might have agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia (ag-uh-ruh-FOE-be-uh) is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. You fear an actual or anticipated ...

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