Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health ...

Individuals who were troubled by financial or employment issues due to the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in depressive symptoms, anxiety as well as substance use problems.

Sep 7

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Furry friends ease depression, loneliness after spousal loss

How does one cope with the loss of their spouse? The answer is to get a pet, according to researchers from Florida State University.

Sep 6

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Giving People Simple 'Moral Nudges' Encourages Them To Donate Much ...

Simply getting people to consider morally correct decisions can lead them to make more pro-social decisions, such as donating more money or engaging in more environmentally-friendly behaviours.

Sep 5

Categories: Other

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Big brains or big guts: Choose one

A global study compared 2,062 birds found that in highly variable environments, birds tend to have either larger or smaller brains relative to their body size. It was found that birds with relatively smaller brains tended to use ecological ...

Sep 4

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Further Evidence That Acting Like An Extravert Can Boost Wellbeing

Engaging in behaviours which are typical of extraverts can allow individuals to feel happier and improves their wellbeing.

Sep 3

Categories: Other

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Lack of oxygen doesn’t kill infant brain cell

Research shows that even a brief 30 minute of hypoxia is enough to persistently disrupt the structure and function of the brain region known as the hippocampus, which is important for learning and memory. These findings raise new concerns about the ...

Sep 2

Categories: Child Development

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Neurological brain markers might detect risk for psychotic disorders

People who may hear and see things that are not there could have symptoms of psychosis, better known as psychotic disorders. Researchers at the University of Missouri have found neurological markers in the human brain that can be used to detect ...

Aug 31

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Changing Partners Doesn't Change Relationship Dynamics

Relationships tend to revert back to the same patterns eventually despite having a different romantic partner, according to a new study conducted by the University of Alberta. While things may seem new and improved during the honeymoon phase of a ...

Aug 30

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage

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Children With An Older Brother Have Poorer Language Skills Than Those ...

A recent study involving French-speaking children investigated the effects of birth order and gender of older siblings on the language abilities of young children. Results show that children who have older brothers tend to develop weaker language ...

Aug 30

Categories: Child Development, Other

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Social Media Stress Can Lead to Social Media Addiction

With the myriad of entertainment made available on social media platforms, social networking applications serve as both stress-inducing entities as well as a distraction from stressful content. As such, individuals hop from one site to another, ...

Aug 29

Categories: Other, Stress Management

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Mindfulness for middle school students: Focusing awareness on the ...

There are two new studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that indicate that practicing mindfulness from a young age, in particular, in middle schoolers, helps their mental health and academics. The research shows that mindfulness ...

Aug 28

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?

Mothers undergo steps to protect the new-born’s brain, mitigating risk before birth is critical. Some new-borns, such as those with intrauterine growth restriction, are at heightened risk. Intervening before birth to aid in protecting the new born ...

Aug 28

Categories: Child Development

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How memories form and fade

Caltech researchers have now determined that strong, stable memories are encoded with ‘teams’ of neurons all firing in synchrony, providing redundancy that enables these memories to last for a period. This research can help to understand how ...

Aug 28

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Study Suggests Weight Loss Regardless of Psychiatric Medication Use

Many psychiatric medications cause patients to gain weight, which could be especially problematic for individuals who are dealing with both mental disorders and weight-related comorbidities. A research conducted recently has found that while ...

Aug 27

Categories: Other

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Mindfulness for Middle School Students

Based on two new studies regarding mindfulness, it was found that students benefit from mindfulness training. Individuals who were taught to practice mindfulness felt lesser stress, did better for standardized academic tests and had better conduct ...

Aug 27

Categories: Child Development, Mindfulness

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