Mental Health

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

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

By Jonathan Strickland

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

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

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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

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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

By Yves Jeffcoat

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

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

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

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Oisin Curran

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

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The old folks are coming, and they want the red stuff in your veins. Is California company Ambrosia just high-tech vampirism?

By Chris Opfer

Spankings are common and legal in many public schools — but experts say they don't work. So why are they still a form of discipline?

By Julia Layton

Your average psychopath isn't a ruthless killer. It's far likelier you'll find them running for office, leading a company or just enjoying a cup of coffee next to you at work.

By Clint Pumphrey

If you ran into a chainsaw-swinging psychopath, you’d probably remember. But what about everyday pscyhopaths?

By Laurie L. Dove

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Throwing games to make kids happy may negatively affect their ability to make important decisions — even if it does boost their self-esteem.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

After you try this pungent party trick, you'll never doubt the power of garlic.

By Kate Kershner

According to doctors, injecting cooking oil into your muscles to make them appear larger does not work, could possibly kill you.

By Jesslyn Shields

Are patients actually developing a foreign accent, or has something else gone haywire?

By Oisin Curran

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One bad apple may indeed spoil the whole bunch, especially if it's a bunch of adolescent siblings and one of them is delinquent.

By Karen Kirkpatrick

Breaking eye contact during conversation doesn't necessarily mean we're insecure — it means we're human.

By Jesslyn Shields