Impostor syndrome, or a fear that a person's abilities will be exposed as a "deception", can appear regardless of age, gender, or level of intelligence.
Neuroimaging of a person's unique brain activity may help predict mental health problems during adolescence, a new study reports.
Adults who share a bed with their partners sleep better than those who sleep alone. Researchers found bed-sharing was associated with a lower risk of depression and stress, and improved quality of life and relationships. However, sharing a bed with a child was associated with more stress.
Those infected with COVID-19 have a 25% increased risk of being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder in the four months following contracting the disease. The association was higher for anxiety disorders.
Early childhood anxiety has been linked with continuing anxiety, depression, and other mental health difficulties throughout later life. Researchers say addressing anxiety in kindergarten-aged children could help to reduce its impact and improve mental health.
While there's nothing wrong with having high personal standards, perfectionists often feel as though their achievements and successes are never good enough. Perfectionism increases the risk of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and several other mental health disorders.
Study reveals how acute stress influences the brain's control over immune response, impacting recovery from COVID-19 and influenza.
In the first year after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, 60% of patients experience fatigue, 50% experience pain, 47% have symptoms of depression, and 39% report increased anxiety. Researchers say urgent, non-pharmaceutical therapies should be provided for newly diagnosed MS patients to help reduce both pain and mental health symptoms.
Unplanned fatherhood is linked to an increased risk of postnatal depression in both parents and behavioral problems in the offspring, researchers report.
Depression, stress, and anxiety in pregnant women that occurred as a result of the COVID-29 pandemic may have an impact on fetal brain development.
Researchers explore the effect psychedelics have on the brain and how they are effective at treating depression.
Adventurous play, especially when conducted outdoors, was associated with reduced anxiety and depression in children.