Psychology & Psychiatry

Unexpected uncertainty can breed paranoia, researchers find

In times of unexpected uncertainty, such as the sudden appearance of a global pandemic, people may be more prone to paranoia, Yale University researchers suggest in a new study published in the journal eLife.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus is a breeding ground for conspiracy theories

The novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, with new cases being reported all the time. Spreading just as fast, it seems, are conspiracy theories that claim powerful actors are plotting something sinister ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Protest-hit Hong Kong sees surge in depression, PTSD: study

Nearly one in three adults in Hong Kong reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder during months of often violent social unrest in the city, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal Friday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study calls for improved mental health support

A government scheme to support the mental health of people affected by terrorist attacks needs to provide a better system of immediate psychological help, according to research led by the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre ...

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