People risk being physically harmed during violent protests. But there is also an emotional element at play.
Just like apes, humans fear the unknown, and that's why there's so much uncertainty this week as markets brace for an interest-rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
Even indirect exposure to the terrorist attacks of September 11 has left profound and deep impact on those too young to remember a world before that.
In highlighting the importance of retaining section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, shadow attorney general Mark Dreyfus said racial discrimination can make people sick.
Perceived stigma, failure to seek help and failures of policing organisations to support help-seeking have created a melting pot of despair for some officers.
If a child is shy and poorly treated by other children their age, this may be cause for concern.
With shootings and explosions and a coup in recent weeks, it's only natural that anxiety would besiege us. There are research-tested ways, however, that can help us deal with it.
A new baby is life-changing for all parents, but for those whose babies are born too early, the challenges can be immense.
Freezing might have psychological benefits. Many people who “freeze” report little or no memory of the trauma.
New research reveals some startling findings and discovers the problem is worst in the West.
Having already had depression or anxiety increases the risk of developing persistent pain, and developing a chronically painful condition dramatically increases chances of becoming depressed.
If presented with a client who has death anxiety, we ask them to tell us what exactly they fear about death. Once we have this information, there are several approaches to treating fear of death.
Spanking does not lead to better behavior by children. Instead, it could lead to some adverse, long-term consequences.
Smartphones, tablets and computers are increasingly expanding the availability of health services. This means we can access help anonymous at a time and place that suits us.
In Meyerism, the fictional cult in Hulu's new TV series "The Path," a psychologist sees similarities to real-life cults.
Warning: gross but highly sharable pictures of holes that might fill you with disgust.
Over five million students of the approximately 11 million students in community colleges nationwide suffer from a mental health problem.
Claustrophobia is a fear of being trapped, but is it irrational?
The potential harms associated with using cannabis depend, above all others, on two things: the age at which you first begin to use cannabis and the frequency, dose and duration of use.
Could it be that in some cases, changes in the gut are actually driving mood disorders rather than the other way around? Mounting evidence suggests this is likely to be the case.