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Anxiety And Depression Linked To Stress Causing Gut Bacteria

Anxiety and depression could be caused by the gut bacteria living inside the digestive tract according to scientists from the Farncombe Family …

Depression

There's a New Treatment for Severe Depression—With Fewer Side Effects

One of the most common ways to treat for severe depression has been electroconclusive therapy (ECT), where electric currents are passed through the …

University of New South Wales

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

Psychology

How to Support a Partner Struggling with Depression

Being in a romantic relationship when one (or both) of you suffer from depression is a massive challenge. Depression can make your partner seem …

6 reasons why summer will kill us all: From flesh-eating beach bacteria to pools full of poop

We’re sticky, uncomfortable and swimming in pee. Time to cancel summer!<p>I am under the impression (please don't correct me if I'm wrong) that summer is only fun if you have too much confidence. Like if you went to the confidence vending machine and put in enough money for one can of confidence but …

Environmental Health

Female serial killers have some shocking characteristics

Indeed, there may be nothing more horrifying - and fascinating - than murder. With my colleague Tom Bowers at Penn State Harrisburg, I've studied the crimes and characteristics of mass murderers for years, and still, I'm alarmed by every reread of each case.<p>But it wasn't until last year when an …

Crime

Pixar’s “Inside Out” is a surprisingly accurate representation of how memory actually works

Disney/Pixar’s newest film, <i>Inside Out</i>, tells the story of 11-year-old Riley and her difficulty dealing with a family move to San Francisco. The film is getting a lot of attention for its depiction of emotion and memory.<p>The filmmakers consulted with neuroscientists and psychologists to help make …

The Brain

Psychology of Attraction and Likability

13 Facts About Sleep Paralysis That Will Keep You Up At Night

Let's talk about what really happens when you wake up and can't move. Spoiler alert: It's scary AF.

A New Kind Of Treatment May Change How We Think About Depression

The World Health Organization recently predicted that depression will become the second leading cause of disability worldwide in just five years. The …

Obese children do worse at school—but it may not be their fault

Negative stereotypes towards heavier individuals starts to affect long-term life opportunities from a young age. A number of studies in recent years have suggested that bigger children fare less well in school than their slimmer peers.<p>The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children followed …

Education

China might be building vast database of federal worker info, experts say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …