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Study Finds Widespread Brain Alterations in Kids with Callous Traits
A new study finds widespread alterations in the brains of children exhibiting more callous traits, such as a lack of remorse and disregard for other people’s feelings, compared with the...

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:15:32 +0000


Strong Parent-Child Bond Can Reduce Effects of Long-Term Childhood Stress
A new brain imaging study suggests that a strong parental bond can override some of the negative effects of a stressful childhood — such as living in poverty or experiencing...

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:30:17 +0000


Helping Kids with Autism Without Behavioral Meds, Restraints in ER
A new emergency department (ED) care model reduces the use of medication given to kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who are prone to stress and sensory overload in this...

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:22:26 +0000


Sleep Loss Can Hike Anger When Frustrated
New research shows that losing just a couple hours of sleep at night can leave you with a short fuse. That anger in turn can make  it more difficult to...

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:15:18 +0000


Many Vets For Reduced Gun Access in Times of High Suicide Risk
A new survey of veterans who receive mental health care through the Veterans Health Administration finds that 93 percent would approve of the VA offering at least one option to...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:30:56 +0000


Online CBT Shown To Be Effective Even for Severe Depression
New research bolsters the claim that a series of self-guided, Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) platforms can reduce depression. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, is the...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:00:45 +0000


How to Handle Holiday Stress with Compassion
Do you worry about staying cheerful during the holidays? Do festivities spark more worries than warm feelings? Of course you want to have a light heart and free spirit. But...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:00:28 +0000


Younger Sibs of Kids with Autism or ADHD May Be At Higher Risk
Emerging research suggests later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are at elevated risk for both disorders. The University of California, Davis, study suggests that families...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:30:13 +0000


Early Life Career Choices May Impact Personality Years Later
New research published in the journal Psychological Science suggests that early life career choices may influence personality traits years later. The study focused on 16-year-old students in the state of...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:00:53 +0000


Mom’s Stress at Conception Tied to Child’s Later Stress Response
A mother’s stress levels around the time of conception may be linked to the way her child responds to life challenges at age 11, according to a new Canadian study...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:53:47 +0000


Dealing with Loneliness During the Holidays
For some, the month of December rings in with a strong sense of joy and glee, as it’s a time when families gather together, there’s time off work, and people...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:00:53 +0000


Aging Research May Hold Key to New Alzheimer’s Treatments
A full review of Alzheimer’s drug research, including current agents being studied for the prevention and treatment of the disease (and other dementias), emphasizes the need to develop and test...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:00:44 +0000


Brain Alterations May Help Explain Why Some Kids are More Resilient
A new study sheds light on the mystery of why some children are more vulnerable to the effects of maltreatment — a major risk factor for psychiatric complications including anxiety, depression,...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:00:52 +0000


Laugh in the Face of Anxiety
Anxiety occasionally visits us all. When we give an important presentation, take a test, go on a first date or walk down a dark alley our minds and bodies naturally...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:00:46 +0000


New Drug Shown to Ease Pot Withdrawal, Lessen Use
A new drug can help people diagnosed with cannabis use disorder reduce withdrawal symptoms and marijuana use, according to a new study. According to recent national data, approximately one-third of...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 13:00:08 +0000


Narcissists May Be Less Likely to Support Democracy
A new study suggests that narcissistic people are less likely to support democracy. They are also more likely to feel that democracies are not good in maintaining order, or that...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:00:03 +0000


Infections In Childhood Linked to Increased Risk of Mental Disorders
A new study shows that fevers, sore throats and infections during childhood can increase the risk of also suffering from a mental disorder as a child or adolescent. According to...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:39:30 +0000


Perfectionism: A Growing Challenge for College Students
Colleges around the country are experiencing an increasing problem with the mental health of their students. The number of students seeking counseling while in college has increased over the years. In...

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:00:39 +0000


Nursing Home Quality May Suffer When Economy is Good
Quality of care in U.S. nursing homes is more likely to improve during periods of high unemployment and worsen when the economy is good, according to a new study by...

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:30:29 +0000


Depression in Men: It Looks Different Than You Might Think
There is a big emphasis in our society on men being strong and tough. They should be able to handle anything and shouldn’t struggle with emotions and feelings. They just...

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:00:24 +0000