Why Some ‘Pokémon GO’ Players Report Improved Mental Health July 19, 2016 . 7 Comments
Almost as soon Pokémon GO was released, anecdotal reports from gamers claiming the game was helping to relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns began to ... Read More
Mental Health Effects of ‘Pokemon GO,’ and Other News July 15, 2016 . 7 Comments
At least 15 million people have downloaded Pokémon GO, a virtual reality app for smartphones that encourages users to virtually find Pokémon characters in the real world. Some have criticized ... Read More
Investing in Mental Health Outweighs Costs, and Other News July 1, 2016 . 2 Comments
According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) analysis, depression and anxiety cost the world $1 trillion each year. Between 1990 and 2013, the number of people with depression ... Read More
Mass Shootings Linked to Domestic Violence? And Other News June 17, 2016 . 6 Comments
According to the ex-wife of Omar Mateen, the gunman in last weekend’s Orlando night club shooting, Mateen beat her, took her money, and isolated her from loved ones until her parents ... Read More
2 in 5 Adults Reach Complete Mental Health After Depression June 15, 2016 . 8 Comments
Thirty-nine percent of formerly depressed adults have achieved complete remission and report leading happy, flourishing lives, according to a study published in Psychiatry Research. The ... Read More
Study: Antidepressants in Children and Teens Ineffective June 14, 2016 . 5 Comments
Most antidepressants do not help children and teens with depression, and some may worsen symptoms or cause suicidal thoughts, according to a study published in The Lancet. The study’s ... Read More
Chronic Sleep Deprivation Can Increase Depression in Women June 6, 2016 . 3 Comments
Chronic sleep deprivation increases symptoms of depression and anxiety in young women, according to a study published in Sleep Medicine. The study found a single night of poor sleep did ... Read More
What Help Looks Like: 3 Steps to Compassionate Intervention June 6, 2016 . 5 Comments
I dislike geese. Intensely. They poop on the sidewalks and chase me if I get even remotely close to their nests. Geese are everywhere. Angry geese scare me. They’re big, fast, and they ... Read More
Workaholism May Co-Occur with Mental Health Conditions May 26, 2016 . 7 Comments
Workaholics are likely to experience symptoms of mental health diagnoses such as attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsion (OCD), according to ... Read More
High Poisoning Rates Among Teenage Girls, and Other News May 20, 2016 . 7 Comments
Teenagers are poisoning themselves at increasing rates, with teenage girls significantly more likely than teenage boys to self-poison, according to new research published in the journal ... Read More
Yoga Superior to Brain Training to Combat Dementia May 17, 2016 . 5 Comments
Both yoga and brain training games can reduce symptoms of pre-Alzheimer’s cognitive decline, but yoga may be more effective at improving spatial reasoning, according to a small study ... Read More
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