Mental Health

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


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.

The reason why cringe when you hear your weird, terrible, monstrous voice? It all has to do with physics, biology and sonics.

Want to hide in plain sight? It may be easier than you think.

But the Twitter hashtag #SheCantBeAutistic started by Guardian columnist Nicola Clark is trying to bring attention to the issue, one tweet at a time.

Yep, that backup plan may be getting in the way of you achieving your dream.

Urine for a shock when you learn how much pee is in the average public pool. Even Olympic swimmers admit to peeing in the pool -- just like you and me.

Understanding prehistoric societies explains why most people are happiest in small groups — but some of us break from the norm with cities and solitude alike.

Just about every nation and culture has its own special alcoholic beverage — and its own hangover cure. Some may actually work while others may just make you sicker. Which one of these will you try?

We blink our eyes so often, yet we usually don’t perceive that the world has gone dark, if only for a microsecond. Why is that?

Don't worry, you'll grow out of it – unless you're among the tiny percent of adults who still experience horrific sleep visions. Learn all about night terrors at HowStuffWorks.

For difficult questions (Brexit, anyone?), large numbers don’t make for better decisions, says researcher. But why?

It's time to cram. Where are you going to study, and what color are those study rooms painted?

Statistics show people have a strange tendency to overestimate the female presence. What are the actual stats behind the "too many women" complaint?

A writer test-drives advice on running her life according to her biological body clock with some surprising results.

The key to a losing weight, winning an argument or anything else depends on knowing if you're a bear, lion, dolphin or wolf, says author of upcoming book.

There's even a scientific term for people with bathroom anxiety who devise strategies, find secret spots or just head home when going in public is too overwhelming.

Think that shot of you in the changing room mirror should be posted and shared? You might want to think again, depending on whether you care how you're perceived.

Who hasn't wanted to get away from it all? For British designer Thomas Thwaites, that break entailed turning himself into a goat.

A study looked at women's shoe-buying habits to chart heel height, aspiration and conformity. What heel height rules in your state?

Researchers have discovered that the human brain essentially sleeps with one eye open during the first night in a new spot.

An update to a famous study shows that employers may not discriminate as much as before — with one important caveat.

Good news from the land of the powerful: Researchers have found that power doesn't always corrupt, especially if you set expectations about behavior beforehand.