Psilocybin, the psychedelic component of certain mushroom species, is being investigated for its use in treating anxiety and depression. Scientists have found out that the compound triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.
Scientists have some new insight into how stress can literally make the world smell bad. Researchers have had little to no insight into why certain odors evoke emotions from humans such as pleasure or disgust - until now.
Fourteen year-old Hanah Smith had been threatened with a sadistic rape attack, her abuser threatened to attack Hanah with a hammer, anonymous messengers taunted Hanah about her weight, the death of an uncle and urged her to engage in self-harm.
The childhood saying "sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt me," may have been wrong after all according to a new study that finds adults bullied as children carry the scars of their experience within them for decades.
A study has found that being stressed and emotional as a child may be linked with heart disease in the middle age, mostly women. Children with trouble focusing were at a higher risk of developing heart disease in later life.
A new study, published in Science, paves the way for understanding future best treatment for anxiety, post-traumatic stress and panic attacks as it reveals it is possible to erase newly-formed emotional memories from the brain.
A nasal spray has been developed which could treat anxiety and panic attacks. The spray allows a chemical to rapidly reach the brain and it functions by altering brain neurons, instilling a calmer behavior.
A psychologist has said that new developments in neuroscience show that letting babies "cry it out" is dangerous for their longterm health. Caregivers who respond promptly to a baby's need are more likely to have children who are independent.
“I hate math.” “I’ve never been good at math.” Often these are statements used by girls to describe their math anxiety. Psychologists have found female teachers’ influence may help to cause girls to fear math.
Anxiety doesn’t mean you’re a hypochondriac. But many feel it’s “abnormal”, as well as extremely unpleasant. The good news is that studies have shown evidence that this unwanted ability to worry about everything has a physiological basis.
As the layoffs pile up, it becomes increasingly important to know how those still working should talk to those who've gotten the boot. Layoff etiquette is a way of speaking to ex-co-workers so that you can help, rather than hurt them.
The world of internet search has become a reasonable gauge of a population’s concerns. Obama has almost disappeared from the top of the list and has been replaced by the economy. The shift suggests more than an elemental change in unfolding interests.
More scientists than Average Joes worry about nanotechnology’s health and environmental impact, according to a new report. While the public is concerned about privacy concerns, experts in the field are more anxious about pollution and human health risks
The question of time dwells in my mind every millisecond. It consumes my whole self. It speeds up; then slows down. But when it increases in speed it's like a train going 100 miles per hour. It makes me dizzy and imbalanced. My life is passing by rapidly.