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Psychology

Unmarried couples are no worse off psychologically

The mental health of Norwegian cohabitants is equal to that of married couples. This contrasts with US research that indicates that such partners tend to be more depressed.

Pimples deserve more respect

Depressions and suicidal thoughts are twice as common among young people who are plagued with lots of pimples. This problem isn’t treated enough and should be taken more seriously, a new study suggests.

Postponing the total collapse

Domestic violence and divorce are increasing in Palestine, as are the level of crime and child abuse. A new Master’s programme in psychology will address the problems.

Skydiving against gambling

Can parachuting help people with a gambling addiction? New research shows that extreme sport athletes have quite a lot in common with gamblers.

Large differences in ADHD treatment

Attitudes about Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how to treat it vary enormously from country to country. Dissimilarities in the use of medicines and psychosocial countermeasures are also evident.