Australia is about to start its first trial of psychedelic drugs for the treatment of anxiety and depression. If the results are positive, this could transform the way we treat mental illness.
Life without pain might seem like a blessing. But pain plays an important role in protecting our bodies from further damage.
Some parents were recently charged with paying bribes for their children's admission to top colleges. Religious thought can help us understand what drives such greed and also provide ethical guidance.
As mental health experts warn that Brexit anxieties are cause for concern, why this is deeply suspect for the country's political future.
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?"