Mental Health

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


A rare neurological disorder called Witzelsucht turns joking, punning and making inappropriate wisecracks into a compulsion.

Even if the film is full of blasting bombs and flashing lights, it might not be enough to stop some folks from nodding off.

Scientists believe that coffee bubble phobia — a symptom of trypophobia, or a fear of holes — could be an evolutionary aversion to parasites.

Are facial expressions learned or innate? A study that looked at the facial expressions of people blind from birth found mixed results.

Short or tall, height affects us all — but does it have the power to determine how long we live, or whether we're happy?

A new study shows that suicide afflicts farmers in the United States at a rate consistently higher than any other profession.

A new study links sleeping in on the weekends with an increased likelihood of heart disease.

Researchers have been analyzing Reddit posts to figure out which colleges have the most stressed-out students.

Swedish speakers tend to measure time by distance, while Spanish speakers tend to say measure it by volume. But how does this difference in expression affect how people perceive time?

We've all performed this social ritual thousands of times but, as it turns out, there's a right way and a wrong way to shake hands. A psychologist who has studied the art and psychology behind handshakes explains.

Sigmund Freud is considered the father of psychoanalysis, although today many of his theories are viewed unfavorably. Why is his legacy still so important?

The delusion, also called "walking corpse syndrome," causes people to feel like they don't exist, are putrefying or missing body parts.

Although it's rare, there are cases of two people sharing the same psychotic condition. How does that happen?

The experts have determined the right age for lots of life decisions.

One expert calls anger a source of creative juice. Here's why.

Americans are struggling to maintain their core values in the face of heightened political polarization.

Preference for a very limited range of food can be common in children. But when does it become a diagnosable affliction for adults?

Green spaces aren't just a city-planning gimmick. Living near birds and shrubs really does have measurable benefits, new research shows.

New research debunks the myth that only the pretty people get the best salaries.

Would it surprise you to learn that people who used emojis were considered more agreeable than those who didn't?

Stuttering is linked to a disconnection between language processing and motor function, but its true cause is still unknown.

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.