Psychology / Psychiatry

The 13 emotions that music evokes in us

A new study from the University of California, Berkeley has identified and mapped the 13 subjective experiences that different kinds of music can evoke in people. Share on PinterestResearchers have now mapped the main 13 categories of emotion that music can evoke in us. Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted a […]

Psychology / Psychiatry

Letter from the Editor: Feeling grateful

Thanksgiving is one of America’s most beloved holidays. It’s a time to express gratitude toward family and friends and be thankful for the good things in life. Share on PinterestStudies have shown that gratitude can reduce feelings of stress. Earlier this year, the editorial team here at Medical News Today took part in a full-day […]

Mental Health Psychology / Psychiatry

Borderline personality disorder: Trauma raises risk by 13-fold

A new meta-analysis of existing studies has revealed that people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are much more likely to report childhood adversity than those without the condition. Share on PinterestTraumatic experiences in early life may significantly raise the risk of BPD. Childhood trauma is also associated with BPD more than it is with other […]

Psychology / Psychiatry Sexual Health / STDs

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. Share on PinterestNew research delves into the conditions that make open relationships happy […]

Pain / Anesthetics Psychology / Psychiatry

Doctors’ beliefs about treatment affect patients’ experience of pain

New research finds that the placebo effect may be socially contagious. In other words, a doctor’s beliefs about whether or not a pain treatment will work can exert a subtle influence on how much pain the patient will actually experience. Share on PinterestA doctor’s display of confidence in a treatment may make it more effective. […]