Psychology & Psychiatry

The psychological impact of early life stress and parental separation

In recent months, more than 2,000 migrant children have been separated from their families at the United States/Mexico border. Questions about the policy, including how it affects the children's well-being, has led to a suspension ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Risk of burnout can be estimated by analysing saliva samples

According to calculations from the World Health Organisation, depression occupies first place in the global "disease burden" and, by 2030, experts estimate that there will be three mental illnesses in the Top 5: depression, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress hormones spike as the temperature rises

A new study in medical students finds that summer, not winter, is the season when people are most likely to have higher levels of circulating stress hormones. These non-intuitive findings contradict traditional concepts of ...

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