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Magritte’s Mystery and the DSM’s Disorders

In his painting The Treachery of Images, René Magritte warned that illustrations aren’t the same as the real thing. Guest columnist and APS Fellow Jürgen Margraf, of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, uses the painting as a metaphor for many diagnostic constructs. ... More>


Mistargeted Messages Could Spur Help-Seeking for Depression

Researchers explore whether deliberately mistargeted messages may avoid the "backfire effect" that sometimes occurs with messages that directly target depressed individuals. ... More>


Feeding Mental Health Through Nutritional Interventions

A burgeoning area of research suggests an underutilized type of therapy that could aid in effective treatment of depression: nutrition. ... More>


Predicting Psychosis

In the search for new ways to prevent and treat mental illnesses, scientists are refining their understanding of the interplay between environmental factors and brain development in these disorders. Elaine […]... More>


The Facts About Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

In a brief interview, psychological scientist Richard J. McNally provides facts about the evidence for the effectiveness of Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. ... More>