Marijuana is known for delivering a good high. But the plant's uses go well beyond the recreational. Marijuana contains a trove of medicinal compounds whose uses we are just now discovering.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
Nearly 20 years ago, Bill Clinton said that sequencing the human genome would give us a "new power to heal".
When we have a panic attack, our body is mobilising to respond to a high level of stress. As unpleasant as panic attacks may be, it's helpful to keep in mind they're not dangerous.
Diseases like psoriasis and lupus are linked with a heightened risk of mental health disorders in younger adults.
Research using massive databases -- such as the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register -- is enabling a whole new understanding of the links between life history, the gut and mental health.
Educational experts offer tips for parents and teachers to help children manage test anxiety but find that overall, policy-makers need to re-think what matters in schools and what’s worth measuring.
Our brain processes the fear of regret in the same way as actual regret, making us reluctant to make changes in life.
New research shows that perfectionism has increased dramatically over the last 25 years, and that perfectionists become more neurotic and less conscientious as time passes.
A neuropsychologist explains the underlying brain mechanisms which stop people managing their emotions.
In this photography-based research project, gay men document their struggles with body image, and challenge current beauty standards.
Norms that exist in the real world don't necessarily transfer easily to the digital realm. Is it time we developed a new social contract for online communications to prevent reply-status nightmares?
Not much is known about the long-term consequences of cerebral palsy, especially on mental health.
School children with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have limited access to care in South Africa's education and health sectors.
Mindfulness exercises can help PhD students manage the stress of completing their thesis.
Research shows therapeutic psilocybin to be a safe and effective antidote to end-of-life anxiety and depression. Does prohibition therefore violate our right to "life, liberty and security?"
Changes proposed in a new counter-terrorism bill would make the line between pre-criminal and criminal actions ever more uncertain.
To some extent, shell-shock still shapes our understanding of PTSD today.
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.