Heavy Drinking may Change DNA, Leading to Increased Craving for ...

Binge and heavy drinking may cause a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol. Researchers are looking into these biomarkers and potentially able to find out an individual's risk for binge and heavy drinking.

Feb 8

Categories: Addictions


Schizophrenia: Restoring Brain Circuitry to Improve Symptoms

Schizophrenia is among one the top 15 causes of disability across the world. Researchers pin down the faulty brain circuitry that drives negative symptom severity in schizophrenia and look at noninvasive methods of targeting and "repairing" this ...

Feb 4

Categories: Schizophrenia


Learning One's Genetic Risk Might Affect Eating and Exercise

Learning about one's genetic make up or DNA has become increasing more popular and accessible in present day. However, learning about it, especially in particular one's genetic risks could trigger placebo and nocebo effects.

Feb 2

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology


Teens’ Same-Gender Friendships Key To Later Satisfaction in ...

Researchers conducted a longitudinal study to investigate the factors in adolescence that best predicted who would and would not have a satisfying romantic life in their late 20s. After investigated 165 participants, they found that the skills teens ...

Jan 29

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


Meditation for Mental Health: How Does Mindfulness Compare to Other ...

Claims abound about the benefits of mindfulness in promoting human health and wellbeing, making it hard for people to distinguish between hype and hard science. Over the last two decades, hundreds of trials have explored the impact of meditation and ...

Jan 28

Categories: Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation


Internet-based CBT Effective for Treating Severe Depression

New research finds that cognitive behavioral therapy sessions delivered via an app can effectively treat various forms of depression, including a severe form of the condition.

Jan 26

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression


Your Perfect New Excuse For Ordering Unhealthy Food and Drink: ...

Your friend orders first and chose a high-calorie drink, you forgo your healthy diet resolution and follow suit, order a high-calorie drink as well, to prevent them from feeling terrible. Engaging such behavior is known as an altruistic indulgence, ...

Jan 25

Categories: Health Psychology


Sibling Study Bolsters Genetic Link Between Autism, Attention Deficit

Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of having autism, a new study suggests1. The reverse is also true.

Jan 23

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...


Bipolar Disorder: A Good Diet May Boost Treatment

Diet quality can affect many aspects of one's physical health and psychological well-being. New research investigates whether these factors can also affect the effectiveness of treatments for mood disorders — particularly bipolar.

Jan 23

Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / Bipolar


A Pill for Loneliness

Just as hunger is a signal that you are hungry, loneliness is an indication that you are lacking social connections. At this day and age, there is a significant increase in people perceiving loneliness. However, researchers are looking into ...

Jan 22

Categories: Social Isolation


Asking Patients to Draw Their Illness can be Surprisingly Revealing

Asking patients to draw the parts of their body affected by illness (and similar drawing challenges) can provide insights into how they think about their illness, the seriousness of their condition, and how well they are likely to cope, among other ...

Jan 21

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology


New Findings Could Help Explain Why ADHD is Often Overlooked in Girls

: For every girl with ADHD, there are three boys with the same diagnosis. But among adults, the gender ratio is more like 1:1. That’s a big discrepancy. So what’s going on?

Jan 21

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Using Facebook to Predict Depression

New research uses over half a million Facebook status updates to predict depression diagnoses in people at risk. Depression is one of the most widespread mental health problems in the United States, with over 16 million adults having experienced at ...

Jan 19

Categories: Depression


How Your Imagination Can Help You Overcome Your Fears

: In your imagination, you can do anything. Riding a dragon? Piece of cake. Imagination is what fuels creativity and allows us to come up with innovative solutions. New research assessing brain scans shows that our imagination can also help us get ...

Jan 16

Categories: Anxiety, Fear


Adults with ADHD and the Sleep Problems They Face

It’s widely acknowledged that experts are working hard to explore further the ties between ADHD and sleep, but until then, people living with the condition are looking to discover useful tips and information that they can use to reduce both long ...

Jan 16

Categories: Adult ADHD, Sleep Disorders

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