Kids' Grades Can Suffer When Parent Is Depressed

Recently, a large Swedish study showed that grades may decline, too, when a parent is depressed.

Apr 8

Categories: Depression, Family Problems, Parenting

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Are narcissists more likely to post selfies and care about the ...

Korean researchers studied how narcissism relates to a person's selfie-posting behavior on Social Networking Sites and interest in the comments they receive back.

Apr 7

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For young people with schizophrenia, physical and mental exercises ...

Workouts appear to trigger 'Miracle-Gro for the brain' that restores connections between neurons, researchers find.

Apr 7

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Irregular heartbeat risk increases for 1 year after death of a partner

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of life's toughest challenges. It can cause severe psychological stress, which studies have shown can raise the risk of acute cardiovascular problems.

Apr 7

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Relationships ...

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Mindfulness-based eating awareness helps adolescents eat healthier ...

A pilot study showed that mindfulness-based eating awareness training encouraged adolescents to eat healthier and exercise more and marginalized their tendency to gain weight.

Apr 6

Categories: Eating Disorders, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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Objective predictors of suicidality in women identified

Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers and developed questionnaire-based apps that may help clinicians identify which of their female patients being treated for psychiatric disorders are at greatest risk of suicidal ideation or behavior.

Apr 6

Categories: Suicide Prevention, Women's Issues

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Insomnia linked to damage in brain communication networks

Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain's white matter tracts in patients with insomnia, according to a new study.

Apr 6

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Bilingual baby brains show increased activities

The study also gives evidence that the brains of babies from bilingual families remain more open to learning new language sounds, compared with babies from monolingual families.

Apr 5

Categories: Parenting

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Oxytocin nasal spray: how can it help curb obesity?

A new study suggests that oxytocin nasal spray could be a solution, after researchers found it may work by improving self-control.

Apr 5

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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Preference for dating smarter partners negatively affects women's ...

Women with a preference for more intelligent partners are less likely to show interest in male-dominated fields such as math and science, according to a newly published study from the University at Buffalo.

Apr 5

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Women's Issues

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Treating depression may reduce heart disease risk

Heart disease and depression are both serious and prevalent conditions; mounting evidence infers that they are connected. Depression has been shown to increase the likelihood of developing heart disease later in life.

Apr 4

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Autism diagnosis taking too long, experts say

Medical experts in Newcastle, UK, say that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are still being diagnosed later than they should be, meaning they are not getting access to specialist services early enough.

Apr 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Transgender veterans have high rates of mental health problems

Among military veterans identifying as transgender, 90 percent have at least one mental health diagnosis, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, and nearly 50 percent had a hospitalization after a suicide attempt or suicidal ...

Apr 2

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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Girls benefit from extra lessons, but what about boys?

Plans to extend the school day to increase achievement might not have the desired effect on all children, depending on the gender suggests the results of a study.

Apr 1

Categories: Academic Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Parents' binge eating, restrictive feeding practices may be reactions ...

Parents who reported feeling distress when their child was angry, crying or fearful were more likely to engage in episodes of binge eating - and to limit the amounts or types of food they provided to their children, University of Illinois ...

Apr 1

Categories: Eating Disorders, Parenting

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