Psychology & Psychiatry

Kept in chains: Mental illness rampant in Somalia

(AP) -- Hassan Qasim lies shackled to a wall in a hallway with 25 other patients at a clinic for the mentally ill. He whispers under his breath and spits at his neighbors. Torn and dirty clothes hang off his skinny frame.

Neuroscience

Study looks at brain networks involved with free will

Utilizing lesion network mapping, a recently developed technique for analyzing how the brain works, Ryan Darby, MD, assistant professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt, studied free will perception related to movement decisions.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hospitalization more likely with mental health meds out of reach

Too often, mental health patients have problems accessing or paying for their prescription drugs under Medicaid. The results -- longer hospital stays and more emergency room visits -- are hard on patients and costly for the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New biomarker identified in women with mental illness

Psychiatric disorders can be difficult to diagnose because clinicians must rely upon interpreted clues, such as a patient's behaviors and feelings. For the first time, researchers at University of California, San Diego School ...

Neuroscience

Outside the body our memories fail us

New research from Karolinska Institutet and UmeƄ University demonstrates for the first time that there is a close relationship between body perception and the ability to remember. For us to be able to store new memories ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psilocybin reduces psychological pain after social exclusion

Social problems are key characteristics in psychiatric disorders and are insufficiently targeted by current treatment approaches. By applying brain imaging methods, researchers at the University of Zurich now show that a ...

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