Obamacare Repeal Could Endanger Mental Health, and Other News January 20, 2017 . 1 Comment
Last week, the Senate voted on a budget that could defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The move is the first step toward achieving the promise of Senate Republicans to “repeal and replace” ... Read More
Revenge Can Feel Good to People Who Experience Rejection January 19, 2017 . 2 Comments
People who feel rejected may engage in retaliatory aggression, according to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The findings also showed exacting revenge ... Read More
Study Explores Drinking in Pregnancy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome January 18, 2017 . 3 Comments
About 8-9% of women worldwide drink alcohol during pregnancy, according to research that explored drinking and its effects on developing fetuses. The study, published in The Lancet Global ... Read More
Exposure to Superheroes Linked to Aggression in Children January 17, 2017 . 2 Comments
Preschool-age children who frequently engage with superhero culture—by watching superhero movies or dressing like superheroes—may be more likely to behave aggressively, according to ... Read More
Inactivity, Genetic Variant Equally Likely to Lead to Dementia January 16, 2017 . 2 Comments
People leading a sedentary lifestyle are as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as those with a genetic risk, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The ... Read More
Therapy, Antidepressants May Improve Personality, and Other News January 13, 2017 . 2 Comments
Psychological treatment, including psychotherapy and antidepressants, can positively influence personality traits, according to a study published in the journal Psychological Bulletin. The ... Read More
Alcohol Marketing May Increase Youth Alcohol Consumption January 12, 2017 . 2 Comments
For people under the legal drinking age, exposure to alcohol marketing increases their level of alcohol consumption, according to new research. The study was published in a supplemental ... Read More
Childhood Poverty Can Undermine Mental Health in Adulthood January 11, 2017 . 3 Comments
Childhood poverty is linked to significant psychological difficulties in adulthood, according to a 15-year study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ... Read More
Two Studies Explore How Video Games Can Treat Depression January 10, 2017 . 4 Comments
Two new studies suggest video games could aid the treatment of depression. One study, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, found a video game could address cognitive issues ... Read More
Study Examines Mental Health and Long-Term Opioid Use Risk January 9, 2017 . 2 Comments
People with mental health diagnoses may be more likely to take prescription opioids on a long-term basis, according to a study published in the journal Pain. Long-term use of opioids is ... Read More
People in Psychiatric Emergencies Wait Longer in the ER, and Other News January 6, 2017 . 3 Comments
People experiencing mental health emergencies wait almost four times longer for hospital admission from the emergency room than those with physical health emergencies, according to a study ... Read More
Effective Goal Setting Could Help People with Depression January 5, 2017 . 2 Comments
Mental health providers could improve depression treatment by helping people in therapy set attainable goals, a study published in the journal PLOS ONE reports. Although lack of motivation ... Read More
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