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A Glance into a Therapist’s Window in the Time of COVID-19
Most of us have neatly tucked away struggles, hidden below high functionality, and practical intellectual ideologies. All it takes sometimes is a nudge from the universe, an unplanned unforeseen stressor...

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 14:00:31 +0000


Best Support is to Validate Concerns of Stressed-Out Friends
In a new study, Pennsylvania State University researchers studied how people responded to a variety of different messages offering emotional support. They found that messages that validated a person’s feelings...

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:30:39 +0000


Movement Toward Gender Equality Has Slowed in Some Areas
Over the last half-century, women have made significant progress in career advancement and education, but within the last few decades, the momentum has slowed down in several areas and stalled...

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:14:51 +0000


Parenting Pandemic Style
The pandemic has thrown all parents into more intensive parenting. If you are newly on furlough, working from home, or unemployed, you have been thrust into being a combination at-home...

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:00:18 +0000


Hugs May Play Important Role in Infant-Parent Bond
A new Japanese study offers some of the first hard evidence that hugs may play an important role in early bonding between parents and their infants. For the study, researchers...

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:00:26 +0000


What We Are Learning About Ourselves from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Some say that life will never be the same again, that we’ll forever be haunted by the tragic loss of life, untold suffering, mental anguish, diminished economic prosperity, curtailment of...

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:00:27 +0000


Opioid Prescriptions Linked to Obesity
More than a quarter of long-term opioid prescriptions in the United States are given to obese people, according to new research. Two new studies from the Boston University School of...

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:30:08 +0000


Study Probes Mental Health Effects of Hormonal Birth Control
Women using hormonal birth control such as the pill, patch or ring describe associated mental health issues as more significant than any lessening of sexual desire, according to a new...

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:00:40 +0000


Healing from the Past and Living in Your Present 
Our past shapes our present and helps us identify who we are and where we are headed. So, it’s natural to use our past experiences as a point of reference...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:13:45 +0000


Survey: Increase in Teen Reports of Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
An extensive multi-year national survey suggests that anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other “internalizing” problems are increasing among teens. These conditions now represent a significant portion of the adolescent mental...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:00:09 +0000


Overconfidence Seen in Kids as Young as Four
Overconfidence is consistently observed among people in certain professions, including business executives, bankers and physicians across different countries and cultures, but a new U.K. study finds it persistent and widespread...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:30:12 +0000


Non-Western Men Seem Less Preoccupied With Muscularity
A new study that looked at men’s attitudes toward muscularity in three countries found that non-Western men were generally less hung up on their body image and pursuing a muscular...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:00:07 +0000


Parental Training to Reduce Child’s Anxiety Can Be As Effective as Child Therapy
A new randomized clinical trial suggests that parent training is as effective as child individual therapy for the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders including social phobia,...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:00:11 +0000


Postpartum Disorders May Dissuade Women From Having More Kids
A new study has found that women who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, mania, and schizophrenia, following the live birth of their first child are less likely...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 23:18:13 +0000


Some Alluring Details Can Be Detrimental to Learning
When teachers use a funny joke, a cat video, or even background music in their lessons, it can keep students from understanding the main content, according to new research. These...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 23:08:44 +0000


Do Health Warning Labels on Alcohol and Snacks Limit Consumption?
Image-and-text health warning labels (HWLs), similar to those on cigarette boxes, show potential for reducing the consumption of alcoholic drinks and high-calorie snacks, according to a new study published in...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 22:50:29 +0000


Revisiting Psychedelic Drugs to Treat Psychiatric Illness
Before psychedelic drugs were banned in the 1970’s, psilocybin (the active compound in “magic mushrooms”) and LSD (acid) had shown promise for treating conditions such as alcoholism and some psychiatric...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 13:06:33 +0000


5 Ways to Give Your Brain a Break from All This Stress
Right now we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Just that sentence is stress-inducing! But even when the world isn’t experiencing a health crisis, we’re still bombarded with...

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:00:08 +0000


More Mental Health Visits Can Decrease Kids’ Risk of Suicide
A new study has found that the risk of suicide is highest among youth with epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, substance use, and bipolar disorder. But researchers at Ohio State University Wexner...

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:00:05 +0000


Placebo Effect in Psychedelic Drug Studies May Be Stronger Than Once Believed
While there has been a lot of recent interest in using psychedelic drugs to treat depression, a new study suggests that — in the right context — some people may...

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:30:03 +0000