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What does a healthy open relationship look like?

What does a healthy open relationship look like?

In a culture that favors monogamy, is it possible for couples to have open relationships that work? Recent research that used a novel framework to explore types of monogamy and nonmonogamy suggests that open, consensual nonmonogamous relationships can be healthy and satisfying. New research delves into the conditions that make open relationships happy and healthy. […]

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Some narcissistic traits may be useful for mental health

Some narcissistic traits may be useful for mental health

Narcissism is a personality disorder that gets a bad rap due to some of its characteristic traits, such as an inflated sense of self-importance and poor regard for others. But researchers now suggest that some of these traits might help safeguard a person’s mental health. Share on PinterestIs having narcissistic traits always a bad thing? […]

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Cognitive dissonance: What to know

Cognitive dissonance: What to know

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What to know about alexithymia

What to know about alexithymia

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Can distractions ‘change’ your reality?

Can distractions ‘change’ your reality?

In the digital age of the modern world, a new study has shown that distractions can change people’s perceptions of what is real. New research unravels the effects of distractions on the human brain. Distraction is a part of modern life. In the United States, cell phones alone distract people an average of 80 times […]

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How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?

How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?

Today is Friday the 13th, and vast numbers of people across the world will avoid going about their usual business because they fear this day will bring them “bad luck.” In this Spotlight feature, we examine the psychological mechanisms behind superstitious thinking.Some people think that encountering a black cat is a sign of bad luck. […]

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How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?

How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?

Newly published research in rodents and ongoing research in humans examines the effects of psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants, on the composition of gut bacteria. Scientists are slowly discovering the effects that antidepressants have on various bacterial strains that usually live in the gut. More and more studies are supporting the role of the gut microbiota […]

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Major review asks which supplements really aid mental health

Major review asks which supplements really aid mental health

Controversy surrounds the inclusion of nutritional supplements in mental health treatments, with much research proving inconclusive. A major new review now explains which supplements have shown the most promise for specific mental health conditions. Some supplements, such as omega-3s, may indeed benefit mental health, according to a major new review. “While there has been a […]

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How to stop or reduce a stutter

How to stop or reduce a stutter

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