Transgender children supported in their identities show positive ...

A new study, believed to be the first to look at the mental health of transgender children who have “socially transitioned,” finds that they had rates of depression and anxiety no higher than two control groups of children.

Feb 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & ...

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Do I like you? Opinion set in milliseconds

Humans assess each other within milliseconds, deciding whether someone is likeable or not.

Feb 27

Categories: Other

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All about what keeps passion alive in long-term relationships

A Chapman University psychologist and his interdisciplinary research team have just published a study examining the sexual satisfaction -- or dissatisfaction -- of heterosexual couples in long-term relationships, and what contributes to keeping ...

Feb 27

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage, ...

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Being overweight linked to poorer memory

Overweight young adults may have poorer episodic memory - the ability to recall past events - than their peers, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, adding to increasing evidence of a link between memory and overeating.

Feb 27

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Attention bias modification treatment in depressed adolescents

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that adolescents with major depression who performed a computer-based task designed to shift attention from sad to neutral to positive ...

Feb 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression, Teenage Issues

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Patterns of nonrandom mating within and across major psychiatric ...

Couples can tend to be more alike in some characteristics than might otherwise be expected by chance. Some literature suggests this so-called "marital resemblance" may be present for a range of psychiatric features.

Feb 26

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage

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Composing and arranging music partly genetically determined

A new study identifies genome variants and pathways that contribute to composing and arranging in musically trained individuals.

Feb 26

Categories: Academic Issues, Other

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Spiders Look Bigger If You’re Afraid of Them

People who fear spiders tend to perceive these creepy-crawlies as larger than they actually are, a new study finds.

Feb 25

Categories: Phobias

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CBT and antidepressants 'equally effective' for major depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy and second-generation antidepressants are equally effective as treatments for major depression, according to new, evidence-based clinical guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Feb 25

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...

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Education May Cut Dementia Risk, Study Finds

The risk of developing dementia is decreasing for people with at least a high school education, according to an important new study that suggests that changes in lifestyle and improvements in physical health can help prevent or delay cognitive ...

Feb 25

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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How graphic warnings on cigarette packets influence smokers' brains

Do graphic warning labels on cigarette packets really help smokers consider the health risks? Yes, according to the results of a new study, which found that such images prompt activity in areas of the brain associated with decision-making, emotion ...

Feb 24

Categories: Addictions, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other, Smoking ...

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Money worries drive physical pain, study finds

Financial worries? You're not alone. Around 72% of us feel stressed about money at some point in our lives. And according to new research, such stress may be causing us physical pain.

Feb 24

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Gene linking sleep, seasonal affective disorder found

A newly discovered human gene mutation appears to contribute both to unusual sleep patterns and to heightened rates of seasonal depression.

Feb 24

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders

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Memory replay prioritizes high-reward memories

Our brains prioritize rewarding memories over others, and reinforce them by replaying them when we are at rest, according to new research from the University of California, Davis, Center for Neuroscience, published Feb. 11 in the journal Neuron.

Feb 23

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Anti-depressants 'linked to type 2 diabetes'

People prescribed anti-depressants should be aware they could be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, say UK researchers.

Feb 22

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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