Neuroscience

Perception disorders may throw those affected off balance

Many patients with functional dizziness look back on a long odyssey to numerous doctors, because no organic causes could be found. Now for the first time, an experiment at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has identified ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression.

Health

Cellular 'powerhouses' may explain health effects of stress

How does psychological stress translate into physical health effects? A key piece of the puzzle may be found in specialized cellular structures known as mitochondria, according to a pair of articles in the January issue of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social phobia: Indication of a genetic cause

People with social anxiety avoid situations in which they are exposed to judgment by others. Those affected also lead a withdrawn life and maintain contact above all on the Internet. Around one in ten people is affected by ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why is psychosomatic medicine flourishing in Germany?

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators headed by Prof. Stefan Zipfel brings data on the status of psychosomatic medicine in Germany.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Figuring out what happened in a psychotherapy intervention trial

John Ioannidis, the "scourge of sloppy science" has documented again and again that the safeguards being introduced into the biomedical literature against untrustworthy findings are usually inconsistent and ineffective. ...

Health

Self-rated health predicts immune response to the common cold

It turns out that we may be the best forecasters of our own health. New research from Carnegie Mellon University psychologists shows that a simple self-rating of health accurately predicts susceptibility to the common cold ...

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