Could you treat depression, anxiety and other disorders by training people to be better at dealing with uncertainty? Scientists are trying to find out.
Quetiapine is an antipsychotic drug to treat severe mental illness, but it makes people feel sleepy, so has also been used as a sleeping pill – by prescription and illicitly.
The exam period can be a stressful time for students. Here are a few strategies to help students cope.
Almost a third of American adolescents have anxiety disorders. Researchers in developmental neuroscience are figuring out that how the brain matures over time may be part of the reason why.
With an estimated prevalence of four per cent, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is more common than autism. And yet is it surrounded by myth and stigma.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
Stress and anxiety levels among academics are on the rise, and some of the blame lies with ideologies that expect scholars to be leaders.
Anti-psychotic drugs work well for only about 30 per cent of schizophrenia patients. Meditation can offer them a route to self-acceptance and reduced anxiety.
Once associated with mind-control experiments and counter-cultural defiance, psychedelics now show great promise for mental health treatments and may prompt a re-evaluation of the scientific method.
Bullying isn't just linked to depression and anxiety, it can also lead to more subtle effects such as problems with trust and self-esteem.
The four million Australians who suffer from mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
The precarious nature of housing and work for millennials is making motherhood more challenging.
Colleges and universities must do more to combat a "culture of silence" that dissuades many graduate students from seeking help with mental health issues, researchers argue.
Research offers some scientific ways to overcome anxiety.
Bach's rescue remedies are tiny amounts of boiled flowers mixed with brandy. There's little surprise there's no evidence of their effectiveness.
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.
A new study shows that writing about positive experiences for 20 minutes a day can reduce stress and anxiety.
Koro is widely believed to be a culturally localised delusion. But a theory that it's a fight-or-flight reflex might be corroborated by studying traditional healing treatments in Indonesia.
An unfairness in how Australia’s mental health care is delivered can be seen in our data. The areas with the most need aren't getting the right amount of funding, or services.
Even though people with autism are more likely to think about concrete stuff rather than abstract feelings, anxiety still exists and, if not recognised, can cause significant problems.