Jean-Louis Du Plooy

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How the Rorschach Test Became the Most Famous Tool in Psychiatry

A revealing new book sheds light on Hermann Rorschach and his controversial and inexplicably effective test.<p>The Rorschach Test, conceived 100 years ago by a young psychiatrist at a Swiss asylum, continues to divide the scientific community and fascinate the public. From Hillary Clinton to Andy …

Psychology

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

How Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Bryan Timlin always carries an iPhone and an Android phone.<p>The 57-year-old is an app and graphic designer with a Michigan company called OptHub, but …

'It's a national scandal': 15 stories which show the state of mental health care in the UK

In his speech at this year’s Liberal Democrat conference, Nick Clegg pledged an end to the ‘outrageous discrimination’ in the treatment of mental health illness in the NHS. When we asked Guardian readers about their experiences of mental health care in the UK, more than 700 people got in touch. …

The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses

<i>Mariel Norton is a copywriter for a digital marketing agency, and is also a relationship blogger for WeLoveDates.</i><p>Less FaceTime, more face-to-face time.<p>Tallulah Wilson was just 15 years old when she took her own life back in October 2012. The gifted ballerina had been receiving treatment for …

Forensic psychiatry: out of mind, out of sight

Medical Journals

AT HOME, KINDA, WITH RYAN ADAMS

An alt-country wunderkind who hates country music, a restlessly prolific songwriter stifled by his label, a reformed hell-raiser determined to maintain privacy in a celebrity marriage. For 20 tumultuous years, Ryan Adams has done things the hard way, but thanks to a thriving new …

20 Signs Your Cat Is Turning Into a Human

Stop your precious pet before they become something terrifying: a human.<p>The Internet has had a long love affair with cats. Perhaps we human beings …

Smartphones proliferating - but data access creates a divide

Phones

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

Burning guitars, big suits, meeting the Beatles — the concert films and rockumentaries that stand head and shoulders above the rest<p>The movies started …

Elvis Presley

The Science of Depression Explained in a Simple Video

Depression is something that affects all of us at some point and understanding what's going on in the body is useful to explain depression as a …

Depression

The Real “Knick”

The mortal intricacies of the surgical theatre and the laboratory work on which it depends are the centerpiece of Steven Soderbergh’s TV series “The Knick,” set in a downtown Manhattan hospital in 1900. Soderbergh (who does his own camera work) films it thrillingly, but his greatest inspirations …

Steven Soderbergh

Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

There are smartphone apps for monitoring your diet, your drugs, even your heart. And now a Michigan psychiatrist is developing an app he hopes doctors will someday use to predict when a manic episode is imminent in patients with bipolar disorder.<p>People with the disorder alternate between crushing …

Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback

Does Increasing Plantar Flexion Really Help Achilles Tendinitis?

Small study calls into question one piece of conventional wisdom.<p>New research might make Achilles tendinitis sufferers take a step away from one common piece of advice.<p>The study involved men walking on a treadmill barefoot and in Adidas Oregon running shoes, which have a 10-millimeter heel-to-toe …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

The word ‘epigenetics’ is everywhere these days, from academic journals and popular science articles to ads touting miracle cures. But what is epigenetics, and why is it so important?<p>Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects …

Worldwide, 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese, study says

The world isn't getting smaller, it's getting fatter, according to a comprehensive report published Thursday in The Lancet.<p>Whether you're looking at men or women, children or adults, citizens of rich countries or poor ones, people were much more likely to be overweight or obese in 2013 than they …

Diabetes

100 Best Albums of the '90s

From Moby to Nirvana, the records that defined a decade<p>The Nineties as a musical era started late and ended early — kicked in by the scritchy-scratch …

Nirvana

Blues Genes: 15 of Jack White's Biggest Influences

From blues outsiders to punk royalty, the inspiration army that shaped the sound of contemporary rock's great eccentric<p>Trying to trace Jack White's …

Helen Mirren

Is There a Link Between Metal Bands and a Country's Wealth?

New report correlates number of heavy metal groups with country's socioeconomic status<p>If we're going to play the word association game with "heavy …

Demographics

Case Study

Jun 11<br>2016<p><b>MusicNewsHq was a network of automated entertainment sites.</b> <b>It operated from 2011 until August 2016.</b><p><i>This post details the successes and</i> …

Want to book your favorite band? Here’s how much it’ll cost

“I wonder how much it’d cost to book ____ for my birthday/wedding/Super Bowl party/music festival/funeral?” It’s a question that’s surely floated in …

Here are all 181 songs played by Bruce Springsteen during his most recent tour

In addition to three-plus hour set times and a bevy of left-field covers, one thing you can <i>always</i> count on from a Bruce Springsteen show is variety. …

Proud Mary

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

Unleashing the cartoon anarchy and wacky violence of Looney Tunes

<i>Welcome to the TV Roundtable, where some of TV Club’s writers tackle episodes that all deal with a central theme. Now through July: TV we loved as</i> …

Monty Python

How hard has depression hit cricket? http://gu.com/p/3kkt2/fb Jonathan Trott is the latest in a string of players to suffer publicly from mental health problems. Is the nature of the sport to blame? Photograph: Graham Morris

1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year

Green Day, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and 35 other bands who made the word "alternative" lose all meaning<p>At no point between "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and …

Green Day