Transcendental Meditation Can Help Treat PTSD

Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers found that practicing transcendental meditation can help reduce or even reverse these symptoms.

Feb 25

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


Can Attachment Theory Help Explain the Relationship Some People Have ...

A new paper in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice argues that the relationship a person has with their eating disorder is shaped by that person's understanding of what meaningful relationships should look like - and, in ...

Feb 20

Categories: Eating Disorders


Can These New Compounds Treat Memory Loss in Depression?

Memory loss does not only occur in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. It also happens with age, or in relation to mental health problems, such as depression. Now, researchers have developed new compounds that could reverse this cognitive ...

Feb 18

Categories: Depression


How Exercise May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Exercise produce a hormone called irisin, which experts believe that irisin may improve memory and protect neurons against Alzheimer's disease.

Feb 15

Categories: Health Psychology


Alcohol Use Disorder: A Step Toward Treatment?

Mood disorders and alcohol use disorder are both challenging to treat. A recent study concludes that a pathway involved in both conditions could be positively influenced by a commercially available chemical.

Feb 13

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar


Could this chemical help explain anxiety?

A recent study on anxiety examined the role of glutamate, which is a neurotransmitter. The findings could help scientists develop more effective interventions.

Feb 11

Categories: Anxiety


A Diet Rich in Fiber and Vegetables can Relieve Depression

A healthful diet can "significantly reduce" symptoms of depression. That's the definitive conclusion from a meta-analysis of existing randomized, clinical trials.

Feb 11

Categories: Depression, Health Psychology


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 ...