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Fidgeting can relax your body and brain—if you do it right
The relationship between fidgeting and attention is complicated, but you can make the most of it with some strategies.
Meet the health care workers and patients on the front lines of another national crisis
‘Bedlam’ traces the lives of people who cycle through California’s overflowing psych wards.
Black youth have some of the highest suicide rates in America, and we’re only beginning to understand why
Comparing patterns between different patients with depression could lead to better mental health services.
Artificial intelligence could improve psychiatric care
Machine learning could improve mental health care by interpreting doctors’ conversations with their patients.
New research links air pollution to increased risk of depression and bipolar disorder
Bad air quality is also associated with dementia and cardiovascular disease.
Anorexia may be more complicated than we thought
A genetic study argues for a more nuanced view of the disorder.
7 famous psych studies with troubling backstories
From stutters to shocks, this research is unlikely to be performed again.
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.
Is my drinking normal, or could I be an alcoholic?
Alcoholism rose 49 percent in the last decade.
Cat poop parasites don’t actually make you psychotic
Correlation and causation get mixed up again