Mental Health

Understanding Feelings: When Less is More

Halle (Saale), Germany — A facial expression or the sound of a voice can say a lot about a person’s emotional state; and how much they reveal depends on the intensity of the feeling. But is it...

Making the Gray Cells Happy

Munich, Germany — Depressive disorders are among the most frequent illnesses worldwide. The causes are complex and to date only partially understood. The trace element lithium appears to play a role....

Eat Me: The Cell Signal of Death

Kyoto, Japan — Scientists at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) and colleagues in Japan have revealed molecular mechanisms involved in eliminating unwanted cells in the body....

How Comparable Different Stress Tests Are

Bochum, Germany — Scientists use many different tests to investigate what happens in the brain in people experiencing stress. It is unclear to what extent the various methods with which subjects are...

Using Play to “school” Children’s Emotions

Geneva, Switzerland — Being socially and emotionally competent from an early age is likely to help children win acceptance by their peers, build better relationships with teachers, and facilitate academic...

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