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Psychiatry

Lone wolves are overrated

So-called lone wolves, criminals who operate alone, are not as crafty and well-organised as we might think, according to a Swedish expert.

When hallucinatory voices suppress real ones

A brain mechanism in patients who hear inner voices prevents them from hearing real ones. A simple electronic application may help the patient learn to shift focus.

Cutting back on coercion

Psychiatric wards in larger cities in Norway are more apt to use coercive medical care than ones in smaller communities, but reductions are underway.

Two-year-olds benefit from playing games on tablets

The use of electronic media by young children has an undeserved bad reputation, a new study suggests. Mothers are better at interacting with their two-year-olds when playing online games than when they are watching TV together or engaged in regular play.