The multicentre ChangePDD project compares the effectiveness of two different therapies. MHH Psychiatry is involved and offers places for study participants. One third of all depressive disorders are chronic. According to estimates, 1.2 million people in Germany currently live with chronic depression.

New approaches to therapy and prevention could focus on the interplay between mental and physical health. Our mental health and that of our cardiovascular system have a complex interaction. A recent study from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, now shows the links between higher blood pressure and depressive symptoms, well-being and emotion-related brain activity that may be relevant to the development of hypertension.

Psychology - Mar 28

A study shows: Diversity of methods leads to improvement of creative cognitive abilities There are many ways to positively influence and promote creative thinking.

Psychology - Feb 6

Researchers test cognitive abilities of the language model GPT-3. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen have examined the general intelligence of the language model GPT-3, a powerful AI tool.

Psychology - Apr 5

Populists and adherents of conspiracy theories have something in common: According to a new publication by Isabel Thielmann and Benjamin Hilbig, both have a high tendency for distrust. To arrive at this finding, Isabel Thielmann (a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law and a doctor of psychology) and Benjamin Hilbig (Professor of Psychology at Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau) conducted three studies in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Meta-analysis carried out by psychologists confirms efficacy of trauma-focused therapy / Study published in British Journal of Psychiatry. Psychotherapeutic treatment based on trauma-focused therapy is highly effective for children and adolescents who have experienced repeated traumatic events such as sexual, physical or emotional abuse.

More and more people worldwide suffer from depression. Often, the illness remains untreated. In the future, however, sports could represent another treatment option alongside medication and psychotherapy.

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