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.
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 7, 2017
Even if the film is full of blasting bombs and flashing lights, it might not be enough to stop some folks from nodding off.
By Dave Roos Jul 25, 2017
Scientists believe that coffee bubble phobia — a symptom of trypophobia, or a fear of holes — could be an evolutionary aversion to parasites.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 24, 2017
Are facial expressions learned or innate? A study that looked at the facial expressions of people blind from birth found mixed results.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 20, 2017
Short or tall, height affects us all — but does it have the power to determine how long we live, or whether we're happy?
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 13, 2017
A new study shows that suicide afflicts farmers in the United States at a rate consistently higher than any other profession.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jun 22, 2017
A new study links sleeping in on the weekends with an increased likelihood of heart disease.
By Dave Roos Jun 19, 2017
Researchers have been analyzing Reddit posts to figure out which colleges have the most stressed-out students.
By Jonathan Strickland Jun 8, 2017
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?
By Shelley Danzy Jun 7, 2017
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.
By John Donovan Jun 5, 2017
Sigmund Freud is considered the father of psychoanalysis, although today many of his theories are viewed unfavorably. Why is his legacy still so important?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
The delusion, also called "walking corpse syndrome," causes people to feel like they don't exist, are putrefying or missing body parts.
By Kate Kershner Apr 25, 2017
Although it's rare, there are cases of two people sharing the same psychotic condition. How does that happen?
By Alia Hoyt Apr 6, 2017
The experts have determined the right age for lots of life decisions.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Apr 3, 2017
One expert calls anger a source of creative juice. Here's why.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Mar 23, 2017
Americans are struggling to maintain their core values in the face of heightened political polarization.
By Yves Jeffcoat Mar 17, 2017
Preference for a very limited range of food can be common in children. But when does it become a diagnosable affliction for adults?
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 9, 2017
Green spaces aren't just a city-planning gimmick. Living near birds and shrubs really does have measurable benefits, new research shows.
By Kate Kershner Mar 6, 2017
New research debunks the myth that only the pretty people get the best salaries.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Feb 22, 2017
Would it surprise you to learn that people who used emojis were considered more agreeable than those who didn't?
By Alia Hoyt Feb 16, 2017
Stuttering is linked to a disconnection between language processing and motor function, but its true cause is still unknown.
By Oisin Curran
The pressure of weighted blankets is said to help alleviate stress and anxiety. Is that true?
By Kate Kershner Feb 2, 2017
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.
By Kate Kershner Jan 27, 2017
Casually using psychiatric terms for personality quirks can be harmful to people who actually have these illnesses.
By Dave Roos Jan 26, 2017
We get better at recognizing certain odor groups as we get older, a new study shows.
By Kate Kershner Jan 25, 2017
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