Mental-health practitioners whose clients kill themselves can face stigma from their colleagues, lawsuits, and a toll on their own psyches—making them less likely to take on suicidal patients who need their help.
Patients who say they have Morgellons point to skin lesions as proof of their disease. But doctors believe the lesions are self-inflicted—that the condition is psychological, not dermatological.
The mental-health effects of being held hostage
Research suggests that a love of particular songs can be passed from generation to generation.
A new study looks at how music affects emotions across cultures.
The original low-carb diet flirts with reason.
From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.
People with autism, who often have trouble describing discomfort, could benefit from alternative methods of measurement. But there are so many to choose from it can be hard to know which to use.
For those in poverty, excessively stockpiling possessions can act as a link to a more prosperous past or insurance for a difficult future.
Intriguing inventions for a healthier New Year
Or, the health case for books. New research looks into how screens tell our brains to stay unnaturally alert.
There are plenty of people afraid of whales who will never even see one. How I learned about, and tried to conquer, my own cetaphobia.
A new study analyzes the songs played in the OR.
There's a lot that psychologists still don't understand about depersonalization disorder, in which the self doesn't feel real.
Puzzles designed to sharpen mental acuity may not actually do much to improve memory or intelligence in the long run.
A study finds that confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, instead of torturing.
For people who mistrust vaccination, learning the facts may make the problem worse.
New studies show just how seriously racial disparities continue to manifest in healthcare—and what can be done
Though many turn up their noses at materialism, being attached to possessions isn't all bad. Objects can be bridges to other people, places, and times, and create meaning and comfort for their owners.
Former comedian Paul Gilmartin has built a devoted following for The Mental-Illness Happy Hour, which tackles everything from incest to alcoholism to serial killers.