Traumas Change Perception in the Long-Term

Adults who have had traumatic experiences in the past are less likely to enjoy physical touches and perceive certain social gestures differently from individuals who were not subjected to trauma when they were younger.

Aug 23

Categories: Adult psychological development, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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“Callous” Children No More Likely To Display Psychopathy As ...

Children who are consistently rated highly on interpersonal callousness through childhood might be more likely to show aggression and behave violently as they enter adolescence and adulthood.

Aug 23

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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City Parks Lift Mood as Much as Christmas

Improving your mood might be just a walk in the park.

Aug 22

Categories: Other

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Trauma Begets Trauma: Bullying Associated with Increased Suicide ...

Young adolescents who are victims of bullying are more likely to attempt suicide, especially when they are bullied frequently. As such, specialized interventions need to be invented to cater to the needs of such adolescents in order to help them ...

Aug 22

Categories: Bullying, Suicide Prevention

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Type of brain cell involved in stuttering identified

Researchers believe that stuttering – a potentially lifelong and debilitating speech disorder – stems from problems with the circuits in the brain that control speech, but the precise way of how and where these problems occur is unknown. Using a ...

Aug 21

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Parent-Targeted Interventions in Primary Care Improve Parent-Teen ...

By helping parents learn to talk about certain topics such as sex and alcohol with their children, the awareness that adolescents have towards these issues will improve. This enables them to make wiser choices and engage in healthy behaviors which ...

Aug 20

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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Optimistic People Sleep Better, Longer, Study Finds

People who adopt a positive mindset and engage in adaptive coping might find themselves less worrisome and experience lesser stress. As such, they often experience better sleep quality, where they are able to sleep sufficiently and peacefully.

Aug 20

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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New study shows how autism can be measured through a non-verbal marker

A Dartmouth-led research team has identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. This marker shows that individuals with autism are slower to dampen neural activity in response to visual signals in the brain.

Aug 19

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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For children born with HIV, adhering to medication gets harder with ...

Statistics shows that children born with HIV in the United States were less likely to adhere to their medication as they age from preadolescence into young adulthood, according to new study at the School of Public Health.

Aug 17

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Marijuana May Boost Risky Effects of Drinking Alcohol

Consuming marijuana and alcohol simultaneously can result in individuals drinking alcohol more frequently and also in greater amounts. However, many individuals might be unaware of this as they often overlook the dangers of combining various ...

Aug 16

Categories: Addictions

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One Therapy Bests Others at Motivating Kids With Autism to Speak, ...

When it comes to encouraging children with autism who have speech problems to talk, pivotal response treatment seems to work best, especially when parents are involved. The treatment helps young children who have autism to communicate in a way which ...

Aug 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Pivotal Response Treatment

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Impulsive Behavior Linked to Sleep and Screen Time

Lack of sleep and excessive screen-time can cause children and adolescents to make poor decisions and act recklessly, which might lead to the worsening of their mental health and development of addictions in the future.

Aug 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Adults Who Mix Cannabis with Opioids for Pain Report Higher Anxiety, ...

While opioids and cannabis have pain reduction effects, using both substances together might have undesirable effects on the consumer. Recent studies have found that individuals who mix both types of substances did not feel additional pain ...

Aug 15

Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Depression, Drug Addiction

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Warning to adults: Children notice everything

Researchers had found that adults are good at paying attention to what you tell them while children don’t ignore anything as compared to adults.

Aug 14

Categories: Child Development

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The ‘blowfish effect’: Children learn new words like adults do

Researchers found that when children are learning new nouns, they use what they already know about these objects – how typical or unique they are for their categories, to help them figure out what the words mean.

Aug 13

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