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Psychology

Swedish women struggle with stress

Nearly two-thirds of all middle-aged Swedish women experience stress. Researchers blame it on the conflicting demands posed by careers and children.

Breasts make life better

Women who have had one or both breasts removed surgically because of cancer are far happier if they have their breasts reconstructed, new study shows.

Cause of depression still eludes us, says neuroscientist

Almost 500.000 Danes suffer from depression. We don't know why they are sick and we give them medicine to treat symptoms not causes, says neuroscientist.

Scientist: Antidepressants cause addiction

A Danish meta-analysis claims antidepressants lead to addiction but the study’s result is met with serious reservations.

Modern workplaces function as tribal communities

Modern working relationships on construction sites do not only rely on designs, drawings and schedules. Problems and disagreements are solved using the same unwritten rules that tribal communities use for creating harmony.

Antidepressants for pets

People are not the only users of antidepressants. A spike in sales of “happy pills” for animals is being seen in Sweden.

Strong personalities are weak when faced with change

Management teams with members who have strong personality traits have difficulty adapting to rapid changes in their surroundings, according to new study.

New brain-test app is as reliable as laboratory tests

Smartphones offer a wealth of possibilities for psychological research. A new study shows that an iPhone app yields as reliable results as laboratory tests.

When children are clients

Parents are both part of the solution and part of the problem when a child suffers from mental health problems.

Pain can be a relief

When something causes less pain than expected it is even possible for it to feel pleasant. New findings may play a key role in treating pain and substance abuse.