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Why do schizophrenia patients die earlier than other people?

The average life expectancy of Norwegians with schizophrenic disorders is 62 years. If you also have a drug problem, it goes down to 47 years. “It’s difficult to understand why this isn’t prioritized by the health services,” says a veteran psychiatric researcher.

Passion trumps love for sex in relationships

When women distinguish between sex and the relational and emotional aspects of a relationship, this determines how often couples in long-term relationships have sex. Passion plays a significant role.

People are less afraid of flying now than in the 1980s

Despite several recent major accidents and terrorist attacks, Norwegians are less afraid of flying than they were 30 years ago. The biggest risk from flying comes from our imagination, one researcher says.

Here's a mental health workout that's as simple as ABC

The Act-Belong-Commit approach promotes keeping active, building stronger relationships with friends, family and community groups, and committing to hobbies, challenges, and meaningful causes.

No, we are not swimming in psychopaths

Swedish researcher Karolina Sörman thinks some of us display a morbid curiosity about psychopaths.

Teaching students to go easier on themselves

A two-week long course on self-compassion made university students less depressed and improved their mental health.

Psychological impacts of terrorist attacks transcend borders

The terrorist attack by Anders Breivik in Norway in 2011 caused a dramatic increase in trauma- and stressor-related disorders in Denmark, concludes a new study.

How to spot a liar

If someone copies your body language it might be a sign that they are lying to you.

Some schizophrenia patients can cope without medication

New study challenges our understanding of schizophrenia as a chronic disease that requires lifelong treatment.

Self-harm links to violence against others

Researchers behind a Swedish study do not think that self-harm leads to violent crimes. But there is an underlying association between deliberate self-harm and violent criminality.