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Mental health ‘first aid’ can give bystanders the skills to act in a crisis
Training has gone virtual during the pandemic, and it's more popular than ever.
The weirdest things we learned this week: the origin of moron, forgotten scurvy cures, and bisexual space stations
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Why some experts are trying to redefine suicide
Treating self harm as a condition, not a symptom could lead to better diagnoses and preventative care.
Anorexia may be more complicated than we thought
A genetic study argues for a more nuanced view of the disorder.
The World Health Organization knows ‘burnout’ is a problem—but is it a disease?
ICD-11 has a few crucial changes.
City life damages mental health in ways we’re just starting to understand
Urban dwellers are particularly at risk from the impacts of air pollution and other hazards on mental health.
These 1950s experiments showed us the trauma of parent-child separation. Now experts say they’re too unethical to repeat—even on monkeys.
A childhood without affection can be devastating, even if basic needs are met.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy isn’t a recognized psychiatric illness. But is it real?
A rare case of child abuse brings to light a lot of the same tricky issues that plague the whole psychiatric field.
Climate change contributes to mental illness
It makes us a little nuts
Virtual Reality Therapy Could Help Severe Paranoia
Facing your persecutory delusions through a headset