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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Eating disorders are different in boys and girls, study says

In girls, eating disorders are often linked with a mood disorder, but that’s not the case with eating disorders in boys, according to a new study.

Feb 22

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Would you really be happier if you were better looking?

As shallow as it may be, most of us probably have the sneaking suspicion that we would be happier if we had more attractive facial features and a lither, more athletic body. We fork out cash on cosmetics, gym memberships and plastic surgery thanks ...

Feb 20

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem, Self-Love

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Best to sleep on it: brain activity patterns during sleep consolidate ...

Why does sleeping on it help? This is the question tackled by new research at the University of Bristol, which reveals how brain activity during sleep sorts through the huge number of experiences we encounter every day, filing only the important ...

Feb 20

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Ian Thorpe reveals he struggled with depression since teenage years

Swimming great Ian Thorpe has revealed he has battled mental health issues since his teenage years as he opened up about his struggle with depression.

Feb 19

Categories: Depression

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Study identifies novel mechanism that causes abnormal brain ...

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of highly inheritable behavioural disorders that pose major personal and public health concerns. Patients with ASDs have mild to severe communication difficulties, repetitive behaviour and social ...

Feb 18

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders

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