A smartphone app could replace compulsive behaviours, like excessive hand washing.
Technology could be a promising alternative to traditional therapy.
Some people focus their fear of death on smaller and more manageable threats.
We manage our fear of death by creating a sense of permanence and meaning in life. But for some people, death anxiety results in pathological coping mechanisms, such as being afraid of spiders.
A child from a special care centre in Cape Town celebrating international kite day. In South Africa mental health services are not a priority.
While the global health community has made mental healthcare a priority, South Africa is not following suite. The impact is felt most acutely by poor people suffering from mental health disorders.
Saying you're 'a little bit OCD' isn't helpful, but neither is denying the experiences we share.
Drug-based therapies for anxiety disorders work on roughly half of those affected and treated.
There is hope that new drugs can be created to treat anxiety disorders after seven new genes were linked to these diseases.
Brain on the whiteboard.
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At a recent talk I gave as a Sheffield NeuroGirl, a group of three female PhD students who aim to bring interesting and exciting research on the brain to the public, I carried out a little experiment…
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety-related mental condition that affects 1-2% of the population. It is severely debilitating and can strike anyone regardless of age, gender and cultural…
The Hoarders television series shone the spotlight on what is a serious psychological disorder.
A new study of brain activity in patients with hoarding disorder has found they exhibit abnormal activity in regions of their…