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Negative health effects of loneliness?

Feeling lonely seems like a natural phenomena, but are there negative health consequences of specifically feeling lonely? What exactly happens in the brain to make a person feel lonely? And if it ...
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Is cognitive behavioral therapy actually effective?

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) an effective treatment and does it involve medication? I've heard that people use it for panic attacks and depression. What evidences are there for the ...
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What are the food behaviors of anorexic patients?

I'm a medical student reading a book about nutrition and Metabolism. In the description of Anorexia nervosa patients the writer states that She has a preoccupation with, and often a considerable ...
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Is a pathological-liar a genuine behavior disorder? How is it different than a compulsive-liar, habitual-liar, and a sociopath?

Is a "pathological-liar" a genuine behavior disorder? How is it different than a "compulsive-liar," "habitual-liar," and a "sociopath"? What are the differences in terminology?
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Why do pupils dilate when someone says a lie? Other physicial symptoms when someone is lying?

Why do pupils dilate when someone says a lie? What are other physical symptoms when someone is lying? Is there a truth serum? Or is that a myth?
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How common is the side-effect of “outbursts of words/sounds” for one taking Dexedrine for ADD?

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with adult ADD. Initially, I was prescribed with Adderall when I lived in the USA, but when I moved to Canada, my doctors switched me to Dexedrine for whatever reason (...
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How to cope with compulsive teeth-brushing?

I brush my teeth for 15-20 minutes and it's really annoying. I simply don't know how to force myself into cleaning them for a shorter time. I might have OCD, because when I clean my teeth I keep ...
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Are there behavioral causes for myopia?

As an adult, I second guess all of my parents' advice, seeing that most of it was ridiculous, but some of them just might have been true. A large swath of it was connected to eyesight: "Don't watch ...