Certain Antidepressants And Antipsychotic Drugs May Increase Your Risk of Dementia

Certain Antidepressants And Antipsychotic Drugs May Increase Your Risk of Dementia

A new study of more than 283,000 elderly people in the UK has found that long-term use of anticholinergic drugs – including some medications for depression, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease – is associated with a significant increased risk of dementia

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U.S. Psychoanalysts: We’re Sorry We Once Said Homosexuality Was a Mental Illness

U.S. Psychoanalysts: We’re Sorry We Once Said Homosexuality Was a Mental Illness

It took more than 25 years, but the American Psychoanalytic Association has issued an apology for saying in the past that homosexuality was a disorder, an unfounded claim that made life more dangerous for LGBTQ people during that time. The apology, offered by the group’s president Dr. Lee Jaffe at its annual conference last week, was greeted with a standing ovation. It may be the first apology of its kind from any U.S. medical or mental health group.

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Higher Intelligence And An Analytical Thinking Style Offer No Protection Against “The Illusory Truth Effect”

Higher Intelligence And An Analytical Thinking Style Offer No Protection Against “The Illusory Truth Effect”

It’s a trick that politicians have long exploited: repeat a false statement often enough, and people will start believing that it’s true. Psychologists have named this phenomenon the “illusory truth effect”, and it seems to come from the fact that we find it easier to process information that we’ve encountered many times before. This creates a sense of fluency which we then (mis)interpret as a signal that the content is true.

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One Type of Sitting May Pose a Greater Risk to Heart Health Than Others

One Type of Sitting May Pose a Greater Risk to Heart Health Than Others

As a society, we sit too much. We sit in the car, we sit at our desks, and we flop down on the couch when we get home. But not all sitting is made equal. Each of these approaches to sitting poses a very different risk to heart health, according to research published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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