Psychology & Psychiatry

March 6, 2021
Call me, maybe? Study probes how people connected during the pandemic thumbnail

Call me, maybe? Study probes how people connected during the pandemic

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain When stay-at-home orders were announced as one of the greatest tools in our arsenal against the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone who’s vintage enough […]
March 4, 2021
Why we're so bad at daydreaming, and how to fix it thumbnail

Why we’re so bad at daydreaming, and how to fix it

When prompted with topics that are pleasurable AND meaningful, participants enjoyed thinking more than when they could think about whatever they wanted. Credit: Shannon Alexander/University of […]
March 4, 2021
Can't solve a riddle? The answer might lie in knowing what doesn't work thumbnail

Can’t solve a riddle? The answer might lie in knowing what doesn’t work

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that determining the pattern or rule in a puzzle, like the one above — from the study — […]
March 3, 2021
Learning about health from trusted sources may help teens battle depression thumbnail

Learning about health from trusted sources may help teens battle depression

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Depression can be a common problem for teens and adolescents, and while many treatments exist, they don’t always work for everyone. A […]
March 1, 2021
Doctors under stress from COVID-19 say they need mental health services: 'We're human beings, just like everyone else' thumbnail

Doctors under stress from COVID-19 say they need mental health services: ‘We’re human beings, just like everyone else’

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Chicago emergency room doctor Meeta Shah wiped down her face shield and stethoscope as she rushed from one patient to the next, […]
February 26, 2021
Researchers identify characteristics of highest utilizers for mental health hospital services thumbnail

Researchers identify characteristics of highest utilizers for mental health hospital services

Dropping out of high school, having schizophrenia, or being diagnosed with a co-occurring personality disorder increases the likelihood of someone becoming a “high utilizer” of inpatient […]
February 26, 2021
Decline in U.S. suicide rates from 2018 to 2019 not uniform thumbnail

Decline in U.S. suicide rates from 2018 to 2019 not uniform

(HealthDay)—The rate of suicide declined overall from 2018 to 2019 in the United States, with significant declines observed in five states and among certain subgroups; however, […]
February 24, 2021
What it's like to deal with 'relentless' health anxiety: 'I think I'm going to die' thumbnail

What it’s like to deal with ‘relentless’ health anxiety: ‘I think I’m going to die’

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Alanah Sarginson says it started off as a slight ache in her arm, which caused her to panic. Then, she felt a […]
February 23, 2021
Phone call anxiety: Why so many of us have it, and how to get over it thumbnail

Phone call anxiety: Why so many of us have it, and how to get over it

Staying in touch with loved ones without seeing them in person has become even more important during the pandemic. But for some people, making or receiving […]
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