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Mental Health

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

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Why Seeking Therapy Can Be Taboo for African-Americans

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.

How Imaginary Friends Work

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?

Do We Really Need Internet Addiction Treatment Centers?

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?

When Wisecracks and Puns Are Symptoms of Brain Damage

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

Why Do People Fall Asleep in Movie Theaters?

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

Do You Have Coffee Bubble Phobia? Scientists Now Know Why

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

Blind People Don't Always Have the Same Facial Expressions as Sighted People

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

Is Height a Factor in Our Health and Happiness?

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

Suicide Afflicts Farmers at Rate Shockingly Higher Than All Other Jobs

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

Social Jet Lag May Be Bad for Your Heart

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

Are Private or Public College Students More Stressed? Reddit May Hold the Answer

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

The Language You Speak Affects How You Perceive Time

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?

Why All the Hullabaloo Over Handshakes? They Matter

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.

How Sigmund Freud Worked

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

People With Cotard's Delusion Are Convinced They're Already Dead

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

Is It Possible to Share Your Psychosis?

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

What's the Best Age to Do Anything?

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

The Upside of Anger: It's a Strong Emotion, But Not Always a Bad One

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

How Cognitive Dissonance Affects Us in Crazy Political Times

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

Picky Eating in Adults Is a Diagnosable Disorder — Really

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

A Dose of Nature Could Improve Mental Health for City Dwellers

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

The 'Ugliness Premium': Being Unattractive Can Mean Higher Wages

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

What the Use of Emojis and Emoticons Says About Our Personalities

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

How Stuttering Works

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

Honesty and Profanity Are Surprising Bedfellows

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.

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