Mental Health

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

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Is social media turning us all into raging narcissists? Probably not, but that doesn't mean your friends aren't sick of your selfies.

By Oisin Curran

Most animals don't feel shame, but humans do. Why would we evolve something that causes us pain, stress and discomfort?

By Jesslyn Shields

Researchers found that many white adoptive parents thought African-American children were "too different" for them though they'd consider children of other races.

By Nichole Bazemore

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We sat down with magician Brian Brushwood to learn how con artists and hackers can fool their targets with something as simple as a conversation.

By Jonathan Strickland

Or hey, maybe you'd love to see your favorite football team win the Super Bowl for 13 consecutive years? Yep, those are the crazy odds we're talking about.

By John Donovan

Time to start taking "OMG OMG my heart's literally gonna explode" seriously. A new study shows "broken heart syndrome" has a happy – but still tragic – flip side.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Brittany Maynard brought the issue of medically assisted suicide into the mainstream when she moved to Oregon to end her life. We'll look at the pros and cons of this difficult issue.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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And not just any artist, but post-impressionist superstar Vincent Van Gogh. All for just $10.

By Allison Loudermilk

With 20 percent of U.S. women born after 1970 not having children, the question of who will provide elder care is becoming more urgent.

By Dave Roos

The Martian day lasts longer than ours, which means that people whose circadian rhythms are out of sync with our planet may do better colonizing our red neighbor.

By Patrick J. Kiger

If you felt slightly ill after watching "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 3-D, you weren't alone. Although motion sickness is very common, scientists don't really know why we get it.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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A degenerative neurological disease resembling Alzheimer's, chronic traumatic encephalopathy can result from years of head injuries, large and small.

By Oisin Curran

Yep, a congenital condition called amusia ensures that about 4 percent of the population won't recognize or enjoy Adele's latest — or any other music.

By Patrick J. Kiger

And you probably don't even realize you're doing it.

By John Donovan

And the U.S. isn't the only country where this gender gap is closing.

By Julia Layton

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Researchers discover five different types of procrastinators, including "well-adjusted."

By Alia Hoyt

If you've ever met someone who obsessively kept track of every perceived wrong committed against them, then you've met one. The problem is when they turn violent.

By Julia Layton

A new website will do the dirty work for you via Snapchat, text, letter or awkward phone call.

By Alia Hoyt

Audio description is kind of like that friend who whispers key plot points to you during the movie when you miss them. It's pretty handy for blind film buffs.

By Julia Layton

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Science should be clean, simple, and just the facts, right? Unfortunately these traits of imperfect humans make perfect science tough to accomplish.

By Patrick J. Kiger

A study showed that self-professed experts claimed knowledge of concepts in their field that don't really exist.

By Dave Roos

A nonsurgical electrical stimulation development can reawaken nerve connections in paralysis patients, and enable them to regain some movement.

By Patrick J. Kiger

Forget about shifty eyes — your nose heats up when you're not telling the truth.

By Alia Hoyt

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If you're aware you're dreaming and you face certain death, does the real you die when the dream you does? It's a mind-bending question.

By Laurie L. Dove

"Look on the bright side!" It's advice people have been doling out for ages, but could a positive outlook actually benefit your physical well-being?

By Maria Trimarchi