Mental Illness

Stigma as a Barrier to Mental Health Care

Despite the availability of effective evidence-based treatment, about 40% of individuals with serious mental illness do not receive care and many who begin an intervention fail to complete it. … More

  • A systematic review doesn't disprove the myth linking creativity and mood disorders but it shows there's little evidence for it... More

    No Clear Link Between Creativity and Mood Disorders

    A systematic review doesn't disprove the myth linking creativity and mood disorders but it shows there's little evidence for it... More

  • Read about effective, science-backed interventions for mood disorders and other mental illnesses. ... More

    Mental Illness Treatment and Prevention

    Read about effective, science-backed interventions for mood disorders and other mental illnesses. ... More

  • Violent individuals are often assumed to suffer from a long history of mental illness that compels them to act destructively, but a psychological study suggests that the link between psychosis and aggressive acts is weak... More

    Psychosis and Violence Aren’t Strongly Linked

    Violent individuals are often assumed to suffer from a long history of mental illness that compels them to act destructively, but a psychological study suggests that the link between psychosis and aggressive acts is weak... More

  • Using eye-tracking technology, researchers have found that women with a history of depression tend to spend more time looking at the angry faces compared to women with no history of depression... More

    Attention to Angry Faces May Predict Future Depression

    Using eye-tracking technology, researchers have found that women with a history of depression tend to spend more time looking at the angry faces compared to women with no history of depression... More

  • Bipolar disorder, like most psychiatric disorders, is characterized by the frequency and severity of its symptoms. Many people may exhibit... More

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    Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Circadian Rhythm

    Bipolar disorder, like most psychiatric disorders, is characterized by the frequency and severity of its symptoms. Many people may exhibit... More

  • Individuals with schizophrenia may have some memory problemst, but they are still able to accurately and reliably assess their own personality traits, clinical research shows. ... More

    Understanding the Self With Schizophrenia

    Individuals with schizophrenia may have some memory problemst, but they are still able to accurately and reliably assess their own personality traits, clinical research shows. ... More

  • A unique longitudinal investigation of Major Depressive Disorder tracks the illness across four critical periods in life, providing new insights into how depression emerges and develops over time. ... More

    Research Explores Markers of Depression From Childhood to Adulthood

    A unique longitudinal investigation of Major Depressive Disorder tracks the illness across four critical periods in life, providing new insights into how depression emerges and develops over time. ... More

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