Does Being Mom’s Favorite Increase Depression Risk? November 24, 2015 . 2 Comments
There might be a downside to being your mother’s favorite after all. New research has found children who perceive themselves as the preferred child in their family have a higher risk ... Read More
Bah Humbug! Am I a Bad Person for Hating the Holidays? November 20, 2015 . 5 Comments
You are not alone—not everybody loves the holidays, and plenty of people hate them. Thanksgiving is only round one. Not long after, you get socked with a real haymaker, the endgame (literally, ... Read More
Study Finds Less Follow-Through with Computerized Therapy November 19, 2015 . 5 Comments
Computer-assisted therapy may be less effective than the standard in-person model, according to a study published in BMJ. Researchers determined the problem is not with computerized therapy ... Read More
A Survival Guide for Caregivers with Depression and Anxiety November 19, 2015 . 12 Comments
Are you caring for a family member who has a chronic illness? Are you perhaps even part of the so-called “Sandwich Generation”—taking care of your children and your aging parents? ... Read More
How the Negative News Cycle Can Impact Mental Health November 10, 2015 . 4 Comments
The expression, “If it bleeds, it leads,” has been used to characterize media coverage of lurid stories since the early days of newspapers, and today’s around-the-clock news cycle ... Read More
Therapy More Effective Than Light for Winter Depression November 10, 2015 . 2 Comments
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that most often occurs in the fall and winter months when days are shorter and less light is available. Light therapy has long ... Read More
Two Studies Explore Effectiveness of Online Therapy November 6, 2015 . 2 Comments
Two new studies suggest online therapy may be effective for treating mental health issues. Online therapy is increasingly popular, particularly among people who live in rural areas and ... Read More
Mental Health Obstacles for Bullying Victims, and Other News October 30, 2015 . 8 Comments
Almost a third of American teens experience bullying at some point in their lives. The consequences of bullying include a number of mental health issues as well as various high-risk behaviors. ... Read More
The Refugee Crisis: Treating Those Who Have Escaped Conflict October 26, 2015 . 6 Comments
When Lara Kalaf began working with Syrian kids in Beirut-based schools and community centers in 2013, their love for art and the creative process was immediately apparent. “There would ... Read More
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and Other News October 9, 2015 . 5 Comments
Between 10% and 25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies result in a miscarriage, and chemical pregnancies—pregnancy loss shortly after implantation—may account for as much ... Read More
Placebo Effect May Predict Antidepressant Response October 6, 2015 . 3 Comments
Placebos can be highly effective, and many drug studies compare real drugs to placebos to assess whether participants are responding to the drug itself or simply getting better because ... Read More
Conversation Cards May Help Antidepressant Decisions October 1, 2015 . 3 Comments
Simple conversation cards may help doctors more effectively discuss antidepressants with people experiencing depression, which could improve patient and physician satisfaction with medication, ... Read More
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