Controversial Psychiatry Change Could See Bereavement as a Disease

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A change in the official psychiatric guidelines for depression has raised fears that grief over the death of a loved one could to be classified as clinical depression.

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Depression is the Top Disability Among US & Canadian Teens

Depression is the Top Disability Among US & Canadian Teens

According to a new study led by researchers at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle, depression has surpassed asthma as the largest contributor to ‘years lived with disabilities’ for youths aged 10 -14.

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Why Narcissists Seem More Attractive


While most people don’t consider narcissism or psychopathy desirable qualities in their romantic partners, many are still drawn towards people with these traits, which have been immortalized in fiction as the mean girls, the dangerous boys, and arrogant jerks.

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Diuretic Drug Could Help Treat Autism


The drug bumetanide, which has been used for decades to treat high blood pressure and other conditions, has now shown some promise in a small clinical trial for autism spectrum disorder. The drug reduced the overall severity of behavioral symptoms after 3 months of daily treatment.

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MDMA Provides Prolonged Relief from Severe Stress


A new study indicates that the benefits of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) persist years after the first treatment of the drug.

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Study Suggests $31 Billion in Workplace Losses Due to Insomnia


A new study indicates that insomnia lead to about 274,000 mistakes, which caused $31 billion in losses, due to accidents and workplace errors over a 12 month period.

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Humans Are Less in Control of Their Brains Than Previously Thought


Most of the actions that people take for granted are the result of a set of complex decisions that the brain deals with. The decisions about how to aim the body, how hard to hold handles, and how to raise cups are something that no one often consciously thinks of, yet the brain does all of these without missing a beat. A new Northwestern University study shows that not only does the brain handle such complex decisions, it also hides this information from the conscious mind.

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