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Schizophrenia Avatar Therapy May Help Reduce Voices In Head

Schizophrenia symptoms may be reduced by a new experimental therapy that uses face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory hallucination. More research into the treatment’s effectiveness in other healthcare settings will be needed, so the treatment is not yet widely available. One of the most common symptoms for people […]

Daily Bright Light Alleviates Depression In Bipolar Disorder

For people with bipolar disorder, regular exposure to bright white light in the middle of the day significantly reduces symptoms of depression and increases functioning, a new study shows. Previous studies found morning bright light therapy reduced symptoms of depression in patients with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). But that form of depression treatment can cause […]

Depression And Anxiety From Childhood Bullying Lessen Over Time

Strong evidence that exposure to bullying causes mental health issues such as anxiety years later is coming from a recent University College London-led study. Researchers found that the detrimental effects of bullying decreased over time, which the authors say shows the potential for resilience in children exposed to bullying. “Previous studies have shown that bullied […]

Action-confidence Dissociation Linked With OCD Symptom Severity

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) develop an internal, accurate sense of how things work but do not use it to guide behavior, new research from scientists in the UK suggests. The repeated behaviors that characterize obsessive-compulsive disorder are a manifestation of an underlying brain dysfunction that is not yet well understood. “This study shows that […]