Mental Health

Find articles on stress, phobias and schizophrenia. This section offers information on a range of mental health issues.


The pressure of weighted blankets is said to help alleviate stress and anxiety. Is that true?

You’d think that someone who curses up a storm might be dishonest and bad news all around. A new study finds that the opposite may be true.

Casually using psychiatric terms for personality quirks can be harmful to people who actually have these illnesses.

We get better at recognizing certain odor groups as we get older, a new study shows.

The old folks are coming, and they want the red stuff in your veins. Is California company Ambrosia just high-tech vampirism?

Imagine how much more you could get accomplished if you didn’t waste all that time sleeping, and just napped in short bursts through the day. Is that feasible?

Spankings are common and legal in many public schools — but experts say they don't work. So why are they still a form of discipline?

Your average psychopath isn't a ruthless killer. It's far likelier you'll find them running for office, leading a company or just enjoying a cup of coffee next to you at work.

Answer: A lot less time than you're probably thinking.

If you ran into a chainsaw-swinging psychopath, you’d probably remember. But what about everyday pscyhopaths?

Throwing games to make kids happy may negatively affect their ability to make important decisions — even if it does boost their self-esteem.

After you try this pungent party trick, you'll never doubt the power of garlic.

According to doctors, injecting cooking oil into your muscles to make them appear larger does not work, could possibly kill you.

Are patients actually developing a foreign accent, or has something else gone haywire?

John Turturro played one to perfection in "The Big Lebowski." The guys from Stuff to Blow Your Mind investigate how people become creepy.

One bad apple may indeed spoil the whole bunch, especially if it's a bunch of adolescent siblings and one of them is delinquent.

Breaking eye contact during conversation doesn't necessarily mean we're insecure — it means we're human.

You may have thought shotgun marriages died out following the era of peace, free love and rock 'n' roll, but in some groups, they're actually rising.

Being stuck in the middle seat on a long flight — or any flight — stinks. But does that entitle the middle-seater to the armrests? We asked an etiquette expert.

Stay honest! The more little white lies we tell, the more likely our brains feel O.K. about telling big, fat whoppers, a new study finds.

The results of a worldwide survey on empathy are in and it's full of surprises.

What is the connection between women's brains and their bowels?

Living in racially hostile societies has been connected to the circulatory and cardiac health of both blacks and white.

They're not hallucinations, but they're not just regular nightmares, either.

Nice girls always smile, according to Western gender norms, but embracing 'Resting Bitch Face' could be good for gender equality.