For Anxiety, A Single Intervention Is Not Enough

New research has shown that no matter which treatment they get, only 20 percent of young people diagnosed with anxiety will stay well over the long term.

Jun 1

Categories: Adult psychological development, Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent ...

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People With ASD Risk Being Manipulated Because They Can't Tell When ...

A new study shows that the ability to distinguish truth from lies is diminished in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) -- putting them at greater risk of being manipulated.

May 31

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Traumatic Stress Interacts With Bipolar Disorder Genetic Risk To ...

A new study reports that genetic susceptibility to bipolar disorder can increase the risk for suicide attempt, but only among those who have also experienced traumatic stress.

May 31

Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / Bipolar, Suicide Prevention

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Mindfulness could be the key to end cravings

Mindfulness strategies helps to reduce cravings for alcohol, substances and food. Such strategies include exercises that are focused on physical sensations and deep breathing, to differentiate between thoughts and physical being.

May 30

Categories: Addictions, Control Issues, Eating Disorders, Mindfulness, ...

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Compassion Meditation Training reduces distress of observers in the ...

Compassion meditation training helps to relieve health professionals' stress when they encounter patients who are in pain. The meditation training works by increasing their compassion towards and understanding of the patient's experience.

May 30

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Meditation, Self-Care / Self ...

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Presence of group members lowers IQ

People who conduct meetings with their group members show lower IQ when solving problems. There is a correlation between gender and IQ decrease, where women are more vulnerable. Researchers hypothesize that this drop in IQ is due to social ...

May 30

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Younger Aged Children With Symptoms of ADHD Have Reduced Brain Size

Children as young as four years old with symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) showed reduced brain volumes in regions essential for behavioral control, according to a new study.

May 26

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child and/or ...

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Depression Speeds Up Brain Aging

Psychologists have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages. This is the first study that provides comprehensive evidence for the effect of depression on decline in overall cognitive function in a ...

May 26

Categories: Depression

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Posttraumatic Stress Affects Academics

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by traumatic military experiences is associated with feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness and guilt. Now, new research is evaluating how PTSD symptoms increase risks for academic difficulties as well.

May 23

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Magnetic Stimulation Dampens Brain Response to Drug Cues in Addiction

Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can dampen brain activity in response to drug cues in chronic alcohol users and chronic cocaine users.

May 23

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Pediatric Obesity and Depression Connected in the Brain

Early-life obesity and depression may be driven by shared abnormalities in the brain regions that process rewards, according to researchers.

May 23

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Depression, Anxiety High in Graduate Students

Graduate students are more than six times as likely to experience depression and anxiety as compared to the general population.

May 22

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Certain PTSD Therapies Prove Effective Long After Patients Stop ...

Reducing severity of PTSD symptoms long-term holds significant public-health and economic implications. Both civilians and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reap long-term benefits from psychotherapies used for short-term ...

May 22

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Details of Brain Networks in Autism

A new study reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new personalized approach to brain mapping. The new approach provides a way to examine the location of individual brain networks with more ...

May 22

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Brain Abnormality Indicates General Risk for Mental Illness

A new study has found an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness, and these findings indicate a signature abnormality shared between common forms of mental illness.

May 18

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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