Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

A new study at Ohio State University has found that there is potential for hair, most importantly the cortisol levels in the hair, to be a method of diagnosis of depression in teens. The cortisol levels in the hair is further suggested to aid in ...

Jul 26

Categories: Depression

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Compensatory Strategies to Disguise Autism Spectrum Disorder May ...

Compensatory strategies that enable people to hide the fact that they have autism has its pros and cons. While such strategies enable individuals with autism to have a better social life and increase their employability, it may also delay their ...

Jul 26

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Decades After a Good-Behavior Program in Grade School, Adults Report ...

When children grow up in a supportive and engaging environment, they are able to build strong relationships and develop life skills that have lasting effects.

Jul 26

Categories: Parenting

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment ...

While many patients with depression may not seem to have obstructive sleep apnea, it is still important to evaluate individuals for this condition. A new study has found that having obstructive sleep apnea might be the reason why depression ...

Jul 25

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders

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Teens Who Struggle To Differentiate Their Negative Emotions Are More ...

When we experience negative emotions and have difficulties identifying them, we are less able to deal with our feelings effectively. Individuals who are less adept in figuring out exactly what kind of negative emotion they are currently feeling ...

Jul 25

Categories: Depression, Stress Management

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Hit your head, lose your sense of smell

It has been known that people who suffer major concussion may lose their sense of smell temporarily and develop affective problems, like anxiety and depression. Scientists found that this is true even for people who get minor concussion.

Jul 24

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Children with Autism More Likely to be Bullied at Home and at School, ...

Children with autism often experience difficulties integrating with the people around them due, causing them to become victims of bullying in school and even at home.

Jul 23

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Bullying

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Warning to Those Wanting to Spice Up Their Lives

If you’re a chili lover, you might want to cut down on some of that spicy goodness for the sake of your cognitive functioning. Recent studies have found that eating more than 50 grams of chili a day might be associated with dementia.

Jul 23

Categories: Dementia

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Study Shows Relationship Between Type of Delivery and Twins' ...

The manner in which twins are delivered during labor can have an impact on their future development. A cesarean section may negatively affect the intelligence and psychological development of twins; hence, many gynecologists strongly believe in the ...

Jul 22

Categories: Child Development

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This Diary Study Suggests It’s Probably Not A Good Idea To Use ...

Some people might be thrilled by the legalisation of marijuana in various parts of the world, believing that satisfying sleep is heading their way. However, a new study by researchers at Syracuse University begs to differ. While marijuana might ...

Jul 22

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Sleep Disorders

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Early and Ongoing Experiences of Weight Stigma Linked to ...

People who have a higher body mass index and have been fat shamed by people close to them are more likely to engage in weight related self-stigmatisation. With a better understanding of how to identify people who are at risk of internalising the ...

Jul 20

Categories: Self-Criticism

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Offering Children a Wide Variety and Large Quantities of Snack Food ...

We are often advised by health professionals to use smaller plates to serve our food on so as to get ourselves to consume smaller, healthier portions of food. However, a recent study has suggested that it might be more advisable to cut back on ...

Jul 20

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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Older Adults: Daunted by a New Task? Learn 3 Instead

Learning several things simultaneously has proven to be beneficial for older adults as it enhances their cognitive abilities, which can deteriorate quickly as people age.

Jul 19

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Polyamory Offers A “Unique Opportunity” To Enjoy Prolonged ...

In polyamorous relationships, most individuals can simultaneously enjoy higher levels of nurturance and eroticism by distributing their needs in a relationship amongst different partners. This keeps the passion burning while building on the warmth ...

Jul 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Stress Reduction Benefits from Petting Dogs, Cats

Many youths derive enjoyment from playing with their furry friends, and some universities have implemented programs that enable college students to interact with dogs and cats in an effort to reduce their stress. Besides the students’ subjective ...

Jul 18

Categories: Stress Management

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