Find articles on stress, phobias and schizophrenia. This section offers information on a range of mental health issues.
Suicide is a major challenge to public health in the United States. But like most public health problems, it can be prevented.
Experts have long advised people to get up at the same time each day for better sleep long-term. But a new study is great news for people who like to sleep in on their days off.
Some people really can hear silent moving images. It's called visual-evoked auditory response, or vEAR, and one in five people may have it.
Most sleep experts recommend a nap of 20 to 30 minutes in the afternoon, but some say that longer naps bring about significant improvement in creative problem-solving.
Not getting enough quality sleep can take a serious toll on your mental and physical well-being. It can also shorten your life.
It may seem like a ridiculous question, but it's actually kind of a mindbender.
The announcements of Kylie Jenner's 'surprise' baby and Beyonce's pregnancy with twins were two of the most liked Instagrams of all time. Why do celebrity babies excite the public so much?
A startling two-thirds of gun deaths in the U.S. are suicides, not homicides. Some suicide prevention advocates and gun rights supporters are coming together to educate people about suicide risk.
Loneliness is such a prevalent problem that the British have appointed a minister for loneliness.
Scientists studying the brains of football players find more disturbing news about the causes of CTE.
Can a song or music really push a person that far to the edge?
Some people are afraid of snakes or heights or plane crashes. For people with telephobia, a phone call is a big fat "no-can-do."
Secrets can take a measurable mental and physical toll on those who keep — and share — them.
Hoarding is a serious mental illness that is extremely hard to treat. Find out what we've learned about the disorder over the years and how psychiatrists and psychologists are helping those who are living with the disease.
Experts can't help noticing that people who are now addicted to opioids are characterized as victims, while crack addicts were labeled as criminals. Is race the reason?
Are you one of those people who can't fall asleep without the sound of a fan? The reason may have something to do with your "sleep spindles."
Experts are divided on whether animal hoarding should be considered a separate mental disorder from general hoarding.
Now in its fifth edition, the DSM is the bible of diagnosing mental disorders in the U.S. Adding or removing a condition from the manual can greatly impact public opinion, as well as pharmaceutical and insurance practices.
Doctoral programs are extremely grueling and stressful at times, but a new study shows they can even spark some serious psychiatric problems.
Although African Americans are 20 percent more likely to experience serious psychological distress than white Americans, they are far less likely to get help. Here's why.
Many kids grow up with imaginary friends. Why do they rely on these make-believe playmates and are they a sign of trouble or great things?
Although internet addiction is classified as a national epidemic in some Asian countries, the U.S. has been slower to make that assumption. But is that caution justified?
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.