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Negative Emotions Can Fuel Emotional Eating
New research finds that eating and especially overeating in response to negative emotions is a risk factor for binge eating and developing eating disorders such as bulimia. Eating can serve...

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:00:15 +0000


For Dreaded Tasks, Do You Put It Off or Get It Over With?
When we’re looking forward to something fun, such as going on vacation, most people try to make it happen as soon as possible. But when it comes to dreaded tasks,...

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:30:19 +0000


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Older Adults May See Greater Risk of Substance Abuse
Adults over 50 who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual may be at greater risk of substance use than those who are heterosexual, according to a new study led by...

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:00:07 +0000


Domestic Violence Seen As Rising During COVID-19 Lockdown
A new study of Los Angeles and Indianapolis police calls has found an increase in domestic violence reports ever since stay-at-home restrictions were implemented in March in response to the ...

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:46:41 +0000


Integrating Behavioral and Medical Health Services Still A Work in Progress
Although the time has come, we are still not there regarding integrating behavioral health services into physician medical practices. New research discovers optimal integration remains limited by cultural and financial...

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:30:52 +0000


Strong Convictions Can Blind Us to Info That Contradicts Our Beliefs
When people are highly confident in a decision or a belief, they only take in information that confirms their decision, failing to process information that contradicts it, according to a...

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:00:58 +0000


Study Finds Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor Neighborhoods
A new study conducted in Columbus, Ohio, demonstrates how housing prices and neighborhood values have become polarized in some urban areas, with the rich getting richer and the poor getting...

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:00:36 +0000


Study Finds Link Between Gut Mucus and Brain Disorders
A new study adds to the growing evidence that the gut and the brain are significantly connected, but this time the findings point to gut mucus. Gut mucus is the...

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 02:50:38 +0000


Anorexia in Limbo
When I was sixteen years old, I met every requirement in the DSM-IV criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. My Body Mass Index (BMI) hovered just below 17.5, I was obsessed with...

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:49:04 +0000


Socially Isolated Kids in COVID-19 Lockdown May Be at Greater Risk for Depression
A new U.K. study suggests that lonely and socially isolated children are likely to experience high rates of depression and anxiety long after the current lockdown is over and that...

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:00:07 +0000


Depression Seen Differently When Thought Of As Biological
People who think depression is caused by biological factors also tend to believe the disorder is more severe and longer lasting, compared to those who see less of a role...

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:30:17 +0000


Older Men Seem Least Worried About COVID-19
A new study finds that older men are less likely to worry about catching or dying from COVID-19 than women their age or younger people of both sexes. The finding...

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:00:03 +0000


Gulf War Illness Can Persist 25 Years in Female Veterans
More than a quarter-century after the Gulf War, female combat veterans have nearly double the  risk of reporting more than 20 total medical symptoms, including cognitive and respiratory issues, compared...

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:07:37 +0000


For Some, SSRI Antidepressants Tied to Increase in Violent Crime
A new study has discovered that about 3 percent of people being treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have a greater tendency to commit violent crimes. This effect seems...

Sat, 30 May 2020 13:00:20 +0000


Copying Friends May Help You Achieve Your Goals
Struggling to achieve your life improvement goals, such as exercising or saving for retirement? A new study shows that people who struggle with their self-set improvement goals can benefit by...

Sat, 30 May 2020 12:00:59 +0000


Loneliness Found to Be More Common in Young People, Men, Certain Societies
A new large-scale global study finds that young people, men, and people of specific cultures or societies report higher levels of loneliness. In the BBC Loneliness Experiment, U.K. researchers analyzed...

Sat, 30 May 2020 11:30:08 +0000


To Mothers Struggling with Addiction: You Are Not Alone
I had an idyllic childhood. I was a cheery kid with great parents, raised in a wonderful neighborhood, always cared for and never wanted for anything. When people hear this...

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:00:56 +0000


Grieving at Work: Coping with Loss While Managing Responsibilities
Mourning the loss of a relationship, the death of a loved one, receiving news of a debilitating health issue, or even the passing of a pet can affect people differently....

Thu, 21 May 2020 14:00:30 +0000


Have Your Habits Changed in Quarantine?
As we continue in this historic, record breaking moment in time, I notice that I have created new habits and deepened others. At the onset, nine weeks ago, I was...

Tue, 19 May 2020 14:00:29 +0000


10 Novel Steps You Can Take Right Now to Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks in the Age of the Coronavirus
Recently, anxiety overtook depression, ADHD, and all other conditions to be the Number One mental health challenge.  We’re currently under siege by an invisible enemy, and most of our anxiety...

Tue, 12 May 2020 14:00:00 +0000