Psychology News

These research articles involve many aspects of psychology such as cognitive psychology, depression studies, mental health, stress, happiness and neuropsychology, Scroll below for more specific categories.

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Researchers use optogenetics to control compulsive behavior in mice. The results could help to develop new treatments such as OCD and Tourette's syndrome.
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Researchers suggest MRI could prove an effective tool in diagnosing mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder. Using advanced computational models, researchers were able to correctly distinguish bipolar patients from healthy individuals with 73% accuracy based on brain scans alone.
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Genetically engineered mice with a human gene for schizophrenia and who were exposed to lead early in life, exhibited behavioral and structural changes in the brain consistent with schizophrenia. Researchers believe their findings show a synergistic effect between lead exposure and the schizophrenia gene.