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Speech Analysis Software Helps Predict Psychosis in Those at Risk
Many young people at risk for psychosis show a disturbance in flow of meaning during speech. In a new study, researchers used a software program to analyze speech transcripts gathered […]

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:00:39 +0000


Health-Ed Programs on Depression Can Help Teens
Health-Ed Programs on Depression Can Help Teens
A “depression literacy” program for ninth or 10th graders appears to help teenagers speak up and seek adult help for themselves or a peer, suggests a new study. Johns Hopkins […]

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:15:03 +0000


More Than Hour a Day of Screen Time Tied to Teen Unhappiness
More Than Hour a Day of Screen Time Tied to Teen Unhappiness
A new study suggests teens whose eyes are habitually glued to their smartphones are markedly unhappier, according to  lead author and San Diego State University professor of psychology Dr. Jean […]

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:30:25 +0000


Choosing Happiness in Your Life
All too often in our lives, we place happiness squarely out of reach. I hear people complain, “I’ll never be happy,” and “Happiness just wasn’t meant for me.” Unfortunately, these […]

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:16:28 +0000


The Psychology of Romantic Love
Most everyone wants to fall in love, especially codependents. To us, love is perhaps the highest ideal, and relationships give our lives meaning and purpose. They enliven and motivate us. […]

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:00:26 +0000


Exposure to Natural Environment May Lead to Better Body Image
Exposure to Natural Environment May Lead to Better Body Image
Exposure to a natural environment, such as a park, appears to significantly enhance positive body image, according to a new multi-university study. A positive body image is one that involves […]

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:45:24 +0000


Female Relatives May Be Most Difficult — Because They Care
Female Relatives May Be Most Difficult – Because They Care
Investigators at the University of California, Berkeley, and Bar-Ilan University in Israel found that when it comes to toxic relationships, blood can be thicker than water. Participants surveyed for the […]

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:53 +0000


Opioid Addiction Linked to Length of First Prescription
Opioid Addiction Linked to Length of First Prescription
A new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) sheds light on the link between physicians’ opioid prescription patterns and subsequent abuse. Among surgery […]

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:15:24 +0000


Gratitude Can Go a Long Way in the Workplace
Gratitude Can Go A Long Way in The Workplace
New research contradicts the notion that telling someone they are doing a good job has no place in the dog-eat-dog world of business. Investigators from the Performance Science Institute at […]

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:30:39 +0000


Learning & Memory Problems Begin Early in OCD
Learning and Memory Problems Begin in Earliest Phases of OCD for Teens
A new study has found that adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have widespread learning and memory problems. Researchers at the University of Cambridge say their findings have already been used […]

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:15 +0000


Occupational Therapy May Aid Quality of Life for Younger Diabetics
Occupational Therapy Helps Improve Quality of Life in Young Adults with Diabetes
Occupational therapy may significantly improve the health and quality of life of diabetic young people, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC). […]

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:00:45 +0000


Babies’ Babbling Shapes Social Interactions to Aid Language Learning
Babies' Babbling Boosts Language
New research shows that babies organize their mothers’ verbal responses, which helps them learn language more effectively. The key is infant babbling, according to researchers. It’s known that babies modify […]

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:15:54 +0000


Americans Are Getting A Little More Sleep
Americans are Getting a Little More Sleep
A new survey published in the journal Sleep finds that, on average, Americans are slowly but surely getting more shut-eye, even if it’s just a few minutes each week. The […]

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:30:23 +0000


For Teens, CBT in Primary Care Can Be Cost-Effective Versus Meds
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cost-Effective for Teens who Decline Antidepressants
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered in a primary care setting is a cost-effective way to treat adolescents with depression who refuse antidepressants or stop taking their medications, according to a new […]

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:45:44 +0000


How Working Memory Goes Wrong in Schizophrenia
Key to Willpower: Believe You Have Unlimited Supply
In a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, researchers discover that cognitive problems that often plague people with schizophrenia may be due to disruptions in the brain’s visuospatial […]

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:00:13 +0000


Mental Health Diagnoses Up Among Teens in Finland
Mental Health Diagnoses Up Among Teens in Finland
An increasing number of adolescents have been diagnosed with a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorder, according to a national register study comparing Finnish birth cohorts from 1987 with 1997. The largest […]

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:15:35 +0000


Key to Willpower: Believe You Have Unlimited Supply
Key to Willpower: Believe You Have Unlimited Supply
Why do some people seem locked in a lifelong battle for self-control while others are so self-disciplined they seem impervious to overeating, overspending, or binge-watching TV shows when they feel […]

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:30:54 +0000


C-PTSD and Eating Disorders
As a relatively new and still poorly recognized concept, few people come to therapy identifying as suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). As a rule, a diagnosis of […]

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:00:36 +0000


I’m Sick — Here’s How NOT to Respond.
Friends, listen. I have cancer.  It’s a potentially terminal type, but it looks like I’ll just have to take a couple pills every day for the rest of my life […]

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:00:25 +0000


Two Essential Questions About Life and Death
“Because we never know whether our next breath may be our last, being prepared for the immediate unknown becomes as practical as applying for a passport while still uncertain of […]

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:00:40 +0000