Girls, boys with autism differ in behavior and brain structure

A study of about 800 children with autism found gender differences in a core feature of the disorder, as well as in the youngsters' brain structures. Girls with autism display less repetitive and restricted behavior than boys do, according to the ...

Sep 5

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in ...

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Facebook and Depression

Facebook provides us with social capital – and these valuable social experiences make us feel connected. But bear in mind that not everyone feels Facebook is an upbeat and pleasing social past time.

Sep 4

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Feeling blue and seeing blue: Sadness may impair color perception

The world might seem a little grayer than usual when we're down in the dumps and we often talk about 'feeling blue' - new research suggests that the associations we make between emotion and color go beyond mere metaphor. The results of two studies ...

Sep 4

Categories: Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression

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What Your Pet Reveals about You

Most of us think our pets say a lot about who we are. Why else would we proudly proclaim our loyalty on T-shirts and in online profile pictures? Yet few scientists have rigorously investigated whether our choice of pet reveals anything about our ...

Sep 3

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Borderline personality traits with lowered empathy

Those with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, a mental illness marked by unstable moods, often experience trouble maintaining interpersonal relationships. New research from the University of Georgia indicates that this may have to do with ...

Sep 3

Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder

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Women more likely than men to initiate divorces, but not non-marital ...

Women are more likely than men to initiate divorces, but women and men are just as likely to end non-marital relationships, according to a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Sep 2

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage

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Possible new weapon against PTSD

Blocking a newly identified memory pathway could prevent the disorder.

Sep 2

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

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Kick-boxing course helps Hong Kong drug abusers kick the habit

Hooked on drugs since she was 13, Elaine cured her addiction by kicking and punching to upbeat music. The 25-year-old, who declined to reveal her real name, has finally waved goodbye to drugs after six years in and out of rehabilitation centres. A ...

Sep 1

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Is Gun Violence Due To Dangerous People Or Dangerous Guns?

Last year, President Obama suggested that the U.S. follow Australia's example by adopting a strict ban on semi-automatic and automatic weapons. Australia hasn't had a mass shooting since it enacted the legislation in 1996. Meanwhile, by some counts, ...

Sep 1

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Scientists Can't Confirm Results Of Many Psychology Studies

"It's true because it's been published!" Finding yourself believing published journals just because it has been tested? How can it be not a fact when it is backed up by evidence from a scientific journal? But a new study found that scientists who ...

Aug 31

Categories: Other

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Is neuroticism fueled by overthinking?

In a Trends in Cognitive Sciences Opinion paper published August 27, psychologists present a new theory for why neurotic unhappiness and creativity go hand-in-hand. The authors argue that the part of the brain responsible for self-generated thought ...

Aug 29

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Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says

The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences. A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers. A top journal published a study supporting the existence of ...

Aug 29

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Art app helps teens with depression

A new survey has found one in seven young people suffer from mental health issues but helping them access art and music may be a powerful treatment.

Aug 27

Categories: Depression

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New Targeted Brain Game Helps Ease Anxiety and Improve Focus

Researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world.

Aug 27

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Reaping The Rewards Of Failure

A brain-scan study shows failure is a rewarding experience when the brain has a chance to assess its options and mistakes.

Aug 26

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