Researchers found people with personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder, and those with depression and anxiety are more likely to participate in psychological research studies. Due to this, the findings of studies may be unduly influenced and may be difficult to be replicated.
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By considering brain areas associated with imagination, researchers are able to look back over millions of years to find out how imagination first evolved in humans.
Exercise is an effective way to help with the treatment of a range of mental health disorders including depression and anxiety. In fact, exercise could be more effective than medication and counseling for depression.
Certain songs can help us reconnect with self-defining moments from earlier times, researchers report. Music that draws our attention also helps us to encode memories that are key to certain life events.
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1% of the population experience aphantasia, or mind-blindness, which is an inability to visualize concepts or thoughts in their imagination. Researchers investigate this phenomenon and offer explanations as to how this may occur.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an uptick in the use of antidepressant medications to combat symptoms of depression. Researchers discuss the impact of antidepressant usage and provide guidelines for safe and effective withdrawal from antidepressant medications.
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Children who experience frequent nightmares at age 11 are twice as likely to develop symptoms of cognitive impairment, and seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease by age 50.
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Ultra-processed foods have been linked to accelerated cognitive decline associated with aging and an increased risk of developing dementia. Researchers say it may be possible to mitigate some negative dietary effects on cognition by adopting a healthier diet, such as the keto or Mediterranean diet.
Women are three times more likely to identify as bisexual than men. Research has discovered women are more likely to display bisexual patterns in their sexual arousal than males, even in women who identify as straight.
Many say reading a good book can help us to process complex emotions, but is that really the case? Researchers investigate how cathartic reading can be.
Procrastination is linked to increased anxiety, stress, pain, unhealthier lifestyles, and delays in seeking assistance for general health problems.
Whether you realize it or not, creative thinking is something even the most conventional thinkers engage in every day. Researchers say creativity can be enhanced by reinterpreting frustrating situations.