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What Psychotic Episodes Really Look and Feel Like
When we hear someone is psychotic, we automatically think of psychopaths and cold-blooded criminals. We automatically think “Oh wow, they’re really crazy!” And we automatically think of plenty of other...

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 18:15:59 +0000


Chronic Inflammation in Middle Age Linked to Later Cognitive Problems
People who have chronic inflammation in middle age could develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study. “Chronic inflammation...

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:35:09 +0000


Study of Microdosing Psychedelics Finds Mixed Bag of Effects
In the first published study looking at effects on users over time, Australian researchers discovered that regularly taking very small amounts (called “microdosing”) of psychedelic drugs may improve some aspects...

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 03:44:27 +0000


Setting Realistic Goals Linked to Higher Level of Well-Being
A new study shows that people who set realistic goals can hope for  better well-being. The key for later satisfaction is whether the life goals are seen as attainable, according...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:00:05 +0000


Men’s Porn Habits May Fuel Partner’s Eating Disorders
New research suggests that a woman whose partner regularly watches pornography is more likely to report symptoms of an eating disorder, such as extreme guilt about eating, preoccupation with body...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:30:21 +0000


Kids With Autism May Be at Greater Risk for Maltreatment
A new population study finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are nearly 2.5 times more likely than their non-ASD peers to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:00:43 +0000


Walking and Moderate Exercise Boost Your Mental and Physical Health
“Thoughts come clearly while one walks.” – Thomas Mann Walking is an easy form of exercise that provides a long list of benefits for improved mental and physical health. It...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:00:52 +0000


India Study: Regular School Lunches Significantly Boost Children’s Learning Over Time
Elementary school children in India who have been enrolled in a free lunch program for several years experience significantly better learning outcomes compared to students who have been participating for...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:30:50 +0000


Sibling Bullying May Be More Common in Bigger Families
Children with more than one brother or sister are at greater risk of sibling bullying than kids with only one sibling, according to a new U.K. study published in the...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:30:41 +0000


Young Kids With Suicidal Thoughts May Understand Death Better Than Peers
Young children who express suicidal thoughts and behaviors appear to have a better understanding of what it means to die than the majority of their peers, according to a new...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:57:16 +0000


When It Comes to Relationships, Nice Guys May In Fact Finish First
In a new study, Michigan State University investigators suggest that despite popular belief, sharing similar personalities may not be as important as most people think to relationship compatibility. And dating...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:30:53 +0000


Fitness-Brain Function Link in Old Age May Be More Robust in Men
A new Canadian study of older adults suggests that the well-established link between physical fitness and brain function may be particularly strong in men. The findings are published in the...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:00:54 +0000


Book Review: Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook, 2nd Ed.
There is no such thing as a life free of distress. And yet in the distress — by learning to move through it, find strengths that help us cope, and...

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:28:17 +0000


Inattention in Low-Income Boys Tied to Lesser Earnings in Adulthood
Inattention and low levels of prosocial behaviors in kindergarten may be tied to reduced earnings in adulthood, according to a new study of 6-year-old boys from low-income backgrounds. Hyperactivity, aggression...

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:30:14 +0000


Mindfulness Training via Smartphone Can Improve Social Skills
While smartphones are often criticized for issues ranging from addictive properties, community seclusion and sleep disturbances, research shows that used in the right way, smartphones may be a vehicle to...

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:00:43 +0000


Oral Contraceptives May Impair Recognition of Complex Emotions
A new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, finds that women taking birth control pills may be slightly less adept at detecting subtle expressions of complex emotions, such as...

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:00:16 +0000


Extra Support for Suicidal Teens Can Cut Risk of Dying Young
Providing a suicidal teen with extra support from a few caring adults during vulnerable times appears to reduce the risk of dying young. And researchers discovered youth-support teams appear to...

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:00:27 +0000


Book Review: The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism
It seems we are never doing enough. At every turn, there is someone accomplishing more, telling us we should be doing more, too, and more often than not, promising us...

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:25:10 +0000


Weight-Based Bullying of LGBTQ Teens May Be Common
Many LGBTQ teens face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. Now a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity finds that weight-related bullying is also extremely prevalent...

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:00:42 +0000


When Decluttering Feels Daunting
You walk into your home, or maybe into a certain room. You look around, scanning the entire space, and suddenly feel so heavy. You feel tense and tired. You feel...

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 15:00:37 +0000