Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychotherapy may repair problem caused by psychiatric drugs

A paper published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic addresses the neglected problem of psychological disturbances that are caused by psychotropic drug treatment. Up to 70% of patients with psychosis ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How thoughts and behaviour affect mood

The mood swings of people with bipolar disorder are influenced by their thoughts according to researchers. 

Neuroscience

Networks of the brain reflect the individual gender identity

Our sense of belonging to the male or female gender is an inherent component of the human identity perception. As a general rule, gender identity and physical sex coincide. If this is not the case, one refers to trans-identity ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers explore new approach for treating Alzheimer's disease

It is estimated that about 35 million people worldwide currently suffer from dementia and it is expected that the number will increase to 135 million by the year 2050. The disease is already one of the most common health ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Traumatic stress may affect DNA, but psychotherapy may heal it

A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics for the first time demonstrates that traumatic stress may induce DNA breakage, but psychotherapy may heal it. Previous research reveals an association ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Talking therapies can harm too – here's what to look out for

People seeking therapy should always talk to a practitioner who provides good quality treatment that's appropriate to their needs. Because research shows that even the innocuous-sounding "talking therapies" (essentially counselling ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does depression require hospitalization?

A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has analyzed the difference between day hospital and inpatient stay in depression. Depending on the severity of depression, patients may be treated ...

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