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Venezuela's hidden damage: mental stress as desperation grows

Caracas - Escarli is afraid of the dark. German appears absent. Yuri tips into rage at the smallest upset. Mental malaise in Venezuela is growing, a hidden anguish adding to the litany of ills ravaging the country.

Study: Happiest cities in the U.S. revealed

‘Happy’ is a subjective concept, but there are factors that can combine to improve quality of live. To mark the forthcoming International Day of Happiness (March 20), WalletHub have released a new study.

Why are cats antisocial? It's actually down to you

When a cat seems anti-social the reason is probably less to do with the feline friend than with the person it is reacting to. New animal psychology shows that cats are social with people who pay them attention and are aloof to those who ignore them.

Can technology affect the memories of children?

Is the way we remember in the era of technology changing? What is the importance of tangible vs. digital memories? And does this affect children more than adults? These research questions have recently been explored.

Angst grips Brazil as election ramps up

Rio De Janeiro - Elections everywhere can provoke moments of anxiety. But in Brazil, where violence, insults and fear of the future have made Sunday's presidential vote a source of mind-bending polarization, psychiatrists' couches are getting heavy use.

Q&A: Deciphering common mental health myths Special

Mental health is a topic that has gathered a lot of attention recently, given the numbers affected. Despite this, many people are still consumed by myths that are rooted in fear and misinformation. Dr. Prakash Masand unravels these.

Essential Science: Four distinct clusters of personality types

Based on a detailed study of data, scientists have determined there are four personality types. The new research could alter the fundamentals of psychology, overturning established paradigms.

'Mixed signals': Putin-Trump meeting deconstructed

London - What are the "tells" when two of the world's most powerful leaders meet? A British expert found mixed signals in the body language of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Israel museum reunites rings Freud used to bind students

Jerusalem - A new exhibition in Jerusalem is for the first time bringing together signet rings Sigmund Freud had bestowed upon chosen disciples, initially as part of a secret psychoanalytical society.

Thai boys need hope, exercise to survive cave ordeal: experts

Paris - Weakened by nine days without food, 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a Thai cave are fighting threats to their health ranging from muscle degeneration and malnutrition to possible infection, experts said Tuesday.

Q&A: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the path to recovery Special

June 27 is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. To mark the day, Dr. Prakash Masand M.D., a psychiatrist and founder of the Centers of Psychiatric Excellence, discusses coping mechanisms, including the tole of technology.

How Unanimous AI platform capitalizes on values: Interview Special

Unanimous AI is a technology company that amplifies the intelligence of human groups using AI algorithms modeled after swarms in nature. Entrepreneur and inventor, Dr. Louis Rosenberg, explains more.

Platform pairs human intelligence with AI: Interview Special

Dr. Louis Rosenberg, Founder and CEO of Unanimous AI, and he has developed a platform that pairs human intelligence with artificial intelligence. Dr. Rosenberg talks with Digital Journal about how, and why the two can and must coexist.

Autism research advanced by eye tracking technology: Interview Special

Eye tracking measures human visual behavior in order to understand what drives human behavior. A recent eye tracking study of ASD adults led to a program that is helping ASD adolescents become better drivers.

Wearable electronic aims to help those with depression

A new OLED bracelet has been launched, which aims to help those with depression through light therapy. OLED light sources can emit light at specific wavelengths to help cure depression.

Not to be sniffed at: BO haters more likely to vote for Trump

Paris - People easily disgusted by body odours seem to prefer authoritarian leaders and were likelier to support Donald Trump, an unusual study into the origins of ideology suggested Wednesday.

Let the sunshine in, Belgium clamours after record dark spell

Brussels - Wind, clouds, rain, and no sun: Belgium has suffered an early winter with one of the worst deficits of sunshine in its history, a surprising and depressing turn even for a country used to bad weather.

Interview: Tips to avoid the onset of Alzheimer’s Special

According to psychotherapist Dr. Andrea Brandt, our brains remain “plastic” — able to change and make new connections — throughout life. Understanding this feeds into some Alzheimer’s prevention strategies, she explains in an exclusive interview

Kicking the smoking habit online

New research concludes that online social networks, specificlaly designed to help smokers kick the tobacco habit, can be effective. Success rises provided users are active participants.

Becoming more connected: Startups create apps for 'mindfulness'

In our digital world, we're constantly bombarded with data, so much so that we have forgotten how to connect with the real world and give our minds a few minutes rest. Startup companies are now coming to the rescue, developing apps that promote wellness.

One-third of known French radicals are mentally disturbed: minister

Paris - Nearly a third of people on a French terror watchlist are believed to have psychiatric disorders, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday, a day after a mentally ill man went on a rampage in a stolen van in Marseille.

The warm glow of giving starts in your brain: study

Paris - What inspires humans to acts of generosity? Economists, psychologists and philosophers have pondered this question for millennia.

The teens escaping the mafia through therapy

Rome - He faced jail for smuggling Kalashnikovs, but the teenage heir to a powerful mafia clan in Italy was instead removed from his family and given a chance to break free of the criminal underworld.

Treating depression with brain orientated magnets

New research has been undertaken relation to lowering the impact of depression on the affected individual. Researchers from the Semel Institute report on an interesting approach for tackling depression using magnets.

Do fidget cubes and spinners help with ADHD?

Gadgets like fidget cubes and spinners are increasingly popular in homes and schools. One application of the toys is to help people with anxiety, autism or ADHD focus better. But how well do these devices work?

Can creativity be boosted through electrical stimulation?

London - Is it possible to boost creativity by applying electrical stimulation to the brain? One group of scientists state they have found a way to improve creativity through brain stimulation.

Austria's fantastical factory of 'raw art'

Vienna - Nestled in the hills of Austria sits Gugging, an artists' colony with a difference where the worlds of psychiatry and art collide -- with spectacular success.

Playfully inclined people have a societal advantage

There are several different personality types and psychologists regularly debate precisely how many types there are. Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg researchers say ‘playfulness’ should added and this trait confers a social advantage.

Addiction to love comes in two forms: Study

What does love feel like? Love addiction comes in not one but two forms according to neuroscientists. In a long-term review, researchers from the Oxford University Centre for Neuroethics explain what these differences are.

Are we ready for the consequences of a technology-ruled world?

Technology plays an increasingly big part of our lives with an array of gadgets and the development of the Internet of Things. Is the rise in technology a good thing for the human condition? A top academic thinks we need to pause for thought.
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