A new theory of decision-making helps explain why humans often make decisions that are simply adequate, not optimal. According to the theory, people often use relative thinking when they should use absolutes, and vice-versa.
People who believe conspiracies about COVD-19, including vitamins can cure coronavirus, or that governments are using the virus and vaccines to control the population, are more prone to developing depression and anxiety.
Study reveals how postpartum depression has an impact on how a mother soothes her baby and changes in maternal neurobiological mechanisms when it comes to soothing.
The brains of those with anorexia have sizable reductions in three critical measures, including cortical thickness, subcortical volume, and cortical surface area.
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.
Cannabis users are less aware of unhealthy behaviors they exhibit, including using demands, criticisms, and being avoidant, when in a relationship conflict.
Researchers say that when it comes to NFT collecting, a focus on rarity can become self-defeating. To sustain value, the study suggests designers should make sure people don't only see the rarest items in any given category.
Brain wave data collected during sleep predicts the future incidences of 11 health-related outcomes, including dementia, cardiovascular health, psychological disorders, and mortality.
Researchers have identified an autoantibody that appears to cause schizophrenia in some individuals. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that schizophrenia could have an autoimmune component.
The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns affected girls' mental health more than boys', researchers report. Girls' emotional and behavioral difficulties increased by 1.6% compared to boys, and this was more pronounced in girls from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.