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Smoking & Drinking in Pregnancy May Multiply SIDS Risk
Fetal exposure to both alcohol and tobacco after the first trimester is tied to a 12-fold increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a new study published...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:30:49 +0000


Field Study Supports Lasting Mood Benefits of Psychedelics
In a new field study by Yale University, participants who had recently used psychedelic substances such as psilocybin (the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms”) reported a sustained improvement in mood...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:00:48 +0000


Choosing Freedom, After Decades of Switching Addictions
You may have heard a friend or family member, suffering from Substance Use Disorder, refer to their drug use as a means to “fill a void.” An emptiness inside of...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:00:29 +0000


Oxytocin Therapy May Benefit Cocaine-Addicted Men, But Not Women
A new study finds that oxytocin, a hormone produced naturally in the hypothalamus, has a different effect on men and women when used as a treatment for cocaine-addicted individuals with...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:22:32 +0000


Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery
New research from the University of Toronto provides good news to those with a history of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the most common type of psychiatric illness. Investigators reviewed three...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:00:08 +0000


Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges
A new survey of caregivers of children with autism found that families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens. Moreover, some families are sometimes ridiculed and...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:31:45 +0000


Long-Term Drug Treatment for Schizophrenia Deemed Safer Than No Medication
In a new study, an international team of researchers investigated the safety of very long-term antipsychotic medication for patients with schizophrenia. They found that death rates were lower when patients...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:44:18 +0000


Social Support May Buffer Brain Effects of Early Life Adversity
A new study finds that people with a history of childhood adversity may be more likely to experience brain changes in adolescence that indicate an altered response to threat. However,...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:32:02 +0000


Judo Shows Promise for Kids With Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may benefit socially and physically from participating in judo, a martial art form that uses unarmed combat to train the mind and body, according...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 01:41:40 +0000


Is It Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting?
A new paper suggests that fear-based messages to prevent teen sexting is the wrong approach as the strategy will fail. A better tactic, say researchers from Florida Atlantic University and...

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:30:16 +0000


Faking Emotions at Work May Do More Harm Than Good
A new analysis looks at two ways employees may try to regulate their emotions at work: surface acting and deep acting. “Surface acting is faking what you’re displaying to other...

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0000


Study: 1 in 4 Kids With Autism May Be Undiagnosed
A new study suggests that one in four children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder, most of them black or Hispanic, are undiagnosed. For the study, researchers from Rutgers...

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:43:08 +0000


Adding Psychedelic Drugs to Psychotherapy May Help Treat PTSD
Clinical trials suggest that adding psychedelic drugs to traditional psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than 3 million people in the U.S....

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:41:37 +0000


Veteran Study Finds Genetic Basis for Anxiety
A large genetic analysis of approximately 200,000 military veterans has identified six genetic variants linked to anxiety. Some of these variants had previously been implicated as risk factors for bipolar...

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:00:40 +0000


Health Concerns a Major Issue for Recently Discharged Military Personnel
New research finds that in the months after separating from military service, most veterans are less satisfied with their health than with their work or social relationships. The Veterans Affairs...

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:30:49 +0000


Study Warns Against Antipsychotic Use for Hospitalized Older Adults
Hospitalized older adults who are given antipsychotic drugs for delirium may be at greater risk of death or cardiopulmonary arrest, according to a new study published in the Journal of...

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:00:25 +0000


Kicking Toxic Love
The last man that used the words “I love you” used them to control me.  He used them by not saying it back, ever, when I said it.  He used...

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:00:51 +0000


How Social Anxiety Is Killing Your Cells and Why the Internet Can Help
Just over 19 percent of US adults experienced an anxiety disorder at some point last year (that figure jumps to nearly a quarter when looking at US women in particular)...

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 15:00:55 +0000


Recovery from Growing up with Intimate Partner Violence
I was raised in a home with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). And I am not alone. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), “In 2010, 1 in 15...

Wed, 01 Jan 2020 15:00:54 +0000


How a Yogic Lifestyle Can Enhance Your Mood and Reduce Anxiety
More than 16 million cases of depression occur each year in the United States. Depression is scientifically linked to having lowered levels of serotonin, one of the primary chemicals produced...

Mon, 30 Dec 2019 15:00:19 +0000