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Behavioral Disorders in Autistic Kids Linked to Reduced Brain Connectivity
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now, researchers at Yale University have identified a possible biological cause, finding that...

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:00:10 +0000


Canadian Study: One in Five Kids May Have a Mental Disorder
One in five children and teens in Ontario has a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider, according to the findings of...

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:00:38 +0000


Study: To Curb Teens’ Junk Food Urge, Expose Marketers’ Motives
A new study finds that reframing how teens see food-marketing campaigns can spur them, particularly boys, to make healthier daily dietary choices for an extended period of time. The findings,...

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:30:55 +0000


New Assessment Aims to Gauge Unpredictability of Domestic Violence
Tragically, one in three American women will experience intimate partner violence (IPV) at some point in their lifetime; but perhaps one of IPV’s worst traits is its unpredictable nature. In...

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:00:35 +0000


Logic Can Suffer When it Comes to Political Beliefs
New research has found that, regardless of political affiliation, tribal instincts kick in and people’s ability to think logically suffers when it comes to arguments related to their political belief...

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:00:33 +0000


Social Support Key To Easing Suicidal Thoughts Among Chronic Pain Patients
Although suicidal thoughts are not uncommon among individuals with chronic and disabling pain, research has lagged on how to improve resiliency and promote recovery. Now, a nationally representative study from...

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:00:31 +0000


Repeated Exposure to Media Coverage of Traumas Can Fuel Distress
Repeated exposure to media coverage of collective traumas, such as mass shootings or natural disasters, can fuel a cycle of distress, according to a new study. Researchers at the University...

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:30:26 +0000


Mood, Anxiety Interventions May Offer Lasting Benefit to Teens and Young Adults
Emerging research from the U.K. suggests early intervention programs for youth with mood and anxiety disorders provide a variety of benefits. Investigators discovered that treatment at the First Episode Mood...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:00:09 +0000


Australian Study: Top 10 Percent of Heaviest Drinkers Consume More Than Half of Country’s Alcohol
The heaviest drinking 10 percent of Australians down more than half of all the alcohol consumed in Australia, drinking an average of six standard drinks per day, according to a...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:30:45 +0000


Victims of School Bullying Face Greater Risk of Mental Illness, Unemployment at Age 25
Victims of middle or high school bullying are significantly more likely to experience mental health problems and/or unemployment in later life, according to a new study led by researchers at...

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:00:24 +0000


Study IDs Brain Activity Tied to Angry Emotions in Dreams
An international team of researchers has identified a pattern of brain activity that correlates with angry emotions experienced during dreaming. The study, published in the journal JNeurosci, sheds new light...

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:15:29 +0000


Mouse Study: Why Heart Failure Patients Often Struggle With Depression, Impaired Thinking
Heart failure patients often struggle with neurological issues, including depression and thinking problems, but the reasons for this have remained unclear. In a new paper published in the journal Scientific...

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:30:22 +0000


A Therapist Listens to the Message
I see therapists as surgeons of the soul who have learned to help clean out the wounds of clients who come to us for healing themselves and then sew them...

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:00:39 +0000


Interparental Aggression Often Co-Occurs With Aggression Toward Kids
Parents who engage in psychologically or physically aggressive arguments tend to be aggressive with their children as well, according to a new study at Penn State. The findings, published in...

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:00:29 +0000


A ‘Million Word Gap’ for Kids Who Aren’t Read to at Home
Young children who are read five books a day from birth will begin kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, according to...

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:15:33 +0000


For Some, Attractive Wives, High Status Husbands Lead to More Satisfying Marriages
Your decision-making style, such as whether you make a “good enough” choice or seek to make the “best” possible choice among all possible options, influences your satisfaction with your partner,...

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:30:12 +0000


How Pleasure and Pain Act as Motivators
“Pain is not a punishment; pleasure is not a reward.” Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön shares this thought that flies in the face of common wisdom in her book entitled Comfortable with...

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:00:01 +0000


You’re a Better Person When You’re Well Rested
Every time I fly the flight attendants are required to do a mini lecture about what I should do if the plane did a Boeing 787 Max 8, and I...

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:00:25 +0000


The Effects of Screen Time on Children
Among the parenting world, many topics can become points of contention. Is this idea the right or wrong way to parent? Will it have a positive or negative effect on...

Sat, 13 Apr 2019 14:00:57 +0000


Is It Safe to Love Again? – Part 1
That is a legitimate question posed by people who have felt challenged with the paradigm of dating, mating and relating. Perhaps they have been through a series of dysfunctional unions...

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:25:40 +0000