Visualization Can Improve Mood, Support Mental Health March 23, 2017 . No Comments
Self-guided positive visualization techniques can combat negative thoughts, potentially changing the way the brain functions, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in ... Read More
Stigma and ‘Moral Outrage’ Toward Voluntarily Childless People March 22, 2017 . 1 Comment
Students participating in a study published in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research expressed “moral outrage” toward those who choose to forgo or delay having children. The birth rate in ... Read More
World Happiness Report Released: Norway Is Happiest Nation March 21, 2017 . 1 Comment
Since 2012, the World Happiness Report has ranked the happiness of 155 nations using measures of well-being. The 2017 report ranks Norway—which was fourth on the list last year—the ... Read More
Kids Want Parents’ Help with Online Risks, but Fear Overreaction March 21, 2017 . No Comments
Kids often want their parents’ help to manage risky situations on digital devices, according to a study presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social ... Read More
Study: People Prefer Medical Cannabis to Other Medications March 20, 2017 . 2 Comments
People taking psychoactive medications and drugs for conditions such as chronic pain tend to prefer medical cannabis to other drugs, including sedatives, opioids, and antidepressants, ... Read More
Racial Bias in Perception of Men’s Size and Threat, and Other News March 17, 2017 . 3 Comments
People may perceive black men as larger and more threatening than white men of a similar size, according to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Because ... Read More
White Women May Be Less Likely to Help Black Women at Risk of Rape March 16, 2017 . 2 Comments
White college students may be less likely to intervene with black women at risk of being raped than with white women facing the same risk, according to a study published in the journal ... Read More
Sleep Pattern Changes Could Mean a Heightened Dementia Risk March 15, 2017 . 1 Comment
Excessive sleep could be an early warning sign of dementia, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. Researchers found seniors who begin sleeping more than nine hours per ... Read More
People More Likely to Complete Therapy Than Drug Treatment March 14, 2017 . 2 Comments
People seeking treatment for mental health conditions are more likely to quit treatment if it involves pharmacological remedies alone, according to a study published in the journal Psychotherapy. ... Read More
Distrust in Science Can Lead to Less Funding for Health Policies March 13, 2017 . No Comments
False beliefs or misconceptions about scientific research—such as the belief that vaccines are dangerous or ineffective, that the Zika virus is a conspiracy, or that attention-deficit ... Read More
Syrian War Creates Childhood Mental Health Crisis, and Other News March 10, 2017 . 3 Comments
Six years of fighting in Syria have exposed a generation to horrific violence. “Invisible Wounds,” a new report from Save the Children, highlights the immense mental health toll of ... Read More
Cats May Not Increase Risk of Developing Mental Health Issues March 9, 2017 . 2 Comments
Contrary to previous research, a new study published in the journal Psychological Medicine suggests cat ownership does not increase the risk of developing psychosis or any other mental ... Read More
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