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Is it Hard to Lose Weight on Psychiatric Drugs?
People who take antidepressants and/or antipsychotics and participate in a weight management program can still lose a significant amount of weight, regardless of the weight gain potential of their mental...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 13:00:11 +0000


Study: Screen Time Not to Blame for Teens’ Mental Health Issues
A new study suggests that the time teens are spending on their phones and online is not that bad. The study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, tracked young...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 12:00:52 +0000


Midlife Changes in Blood Pressure Linked to Poor Brain Health Later
Changes in blood pressure in those as young as 36 are linked to poorer brain health later in life, according to new research. Data for the new study came from...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:30:18 +0000


Fake News Can Create False Memories
Voters can form false memories after seeing fake news stories, especially if those stories align with their political beliefs, according to new research out of Ireland. The research was conducted...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:01:07 +0000


Why Do We Love an Abuser?
Falling in love happens to us — usually before we really know our partner. It happens to us because we’re at the mercy of unconscious forces, commonly referred to as...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:20:20 +0000


Many Patients Hide Life-Threatening Issues From Their Doctors
A new study finds that many patients who have faced domestic violence, sexual assault, depression or thoughts of suicide are likely to hide this information from their healthcare providers. The...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:00:25 +0000


Older People More Likely to Punish, Even for Accidental Harm
As people get older, they are more likely to want to punish others for acts that cause harm, even if no harm was intended, according to new research. “Although older...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:30:51 +0000


Working With Animals Can Increase Risk of Depression, Anxiety and Suicide
“Talking about veterinarian suicide certainly gets people to pay attention, but it does not tell the whole, nuanced story about what may be contributing to poor well-being in this population,”...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:00:07 +0000


Teens of Color Shy Away from Peers with Mental Health Issues
New research has found that students identifying as black or Latino are more likely to say they would socially distance themselves from peers with a mental illness. This partiality is...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:00:36 +0000


Depression is the Strongest Predictor of Substance Use in Pregnancy
A new Canadian study finds that depression is the single largest driver of substance use during pregnancy, highlighting the need for greater support for the mental health of pregnant women....

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:30:33 +0000


Intuition: Listening to the Voice in Your Head
I have a come clean confession for you. I hear voices and, I daresay, you do too. They come uninvited at random times, often when I am attempting to tumble...

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:32:38 +0000


Addiction Intervention in Hospital Can Be A ‘Reachable Moment’
Addiction patients who meet with an intervention team in the hospital are twice as likely to participate in treatment for substance use disorder after they are discharged, according to a...

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:20:36 +0000


Is It Autism? The Line is Getting Blurry
Autism diagnoses are on the rise worldwide. In the U.S., the prevalence of autism has increased from 0.05 percent in 1966 to more than 2 percent today. In Quebec, the...

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:00:47 +0000


Living Close to Green Space Linked to Better Mental Health
A new study by U.K. researchers suggests living close (within 300 meters) of urban green space is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth and life satisfaction. In American terms,...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:20 +0000


Machine Learning/AI Can ID People Who Need Specialist Care for Depression
Researchers have created decision models to predict which patients might need more treatment for their depression than what their primary care provider can offer. Scientists say the algorithms are specifically...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:30:02 +0000


Lack of Vitamin D in Kids Tied to Aggression, Depressive Symptoms in Adolescence
Vitamin D deficiency in childhood may be associated with a greater risk for aggressive behavior and anxious and depressive moods in adolescence, according to a new University of Michigan (U-M)...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:00:03 +0000


Good Stories May Strengthen Weak Facts But Weaken Strong Facts
A new study finds that a good story can increase the persuasiveness of weak facts, but it may actually decrease the persuasiveness of strong facts. Previous psychological research on this...

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:00:21 +0000


Can You Feel Your Fear But Take the Risks Anyway?
“There is no illusion greater than fear.” – Lao Tzu I was introduced to the book penned by Susan Jeffers back in the 1980s, called Feel the Fear and Do...

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:00:54 +0000


What Parents Can Do When Their Child Is Anxious
When anxiety and avoidance behavior interfere with life activities in the family, school, or the community, a child may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental...

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:00:59 +0000


How Empaths Can Recover from the Summer
Empaths, or highly sensitive people, feel everything all around them deeply. They pick up on energy, subtle or not, from environmental cues and daily surroundings at all times. One of...

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:00:42 +0000