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How Nightmares Help Us Face Our Fears When We’re Awake
A new study finds that when we wake up from a bad dream, the brain regions linked to emotional control tend to respond better to fear-inducing situations. The findings, published...

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:00:11 +0000


Those More Tolerant of Classroom Cheating More Likely to Tolerate Unethical Behavior in the Workplace
A new study finds that students who are tolerant of cheating in the classroom may let that tolerance spill over into their careers later on, tolerating unethical behavior in the...

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:30:44 +0000


Long-Distance Skiers Have Less Depression and Vascular Dementia, But Not Alzheimer’s
In a new Swedish study, researchers compared 200,000 people who had participated in a long-distance cross-country ski race between 1989 and 2010 with a matched control group from the general...

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:30:24 +0000


Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain and Sleep Significantly Increases Risk of Frailty
A new study shows that people who self-reported regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep had a 95% increased risk of frailty compared to those who did not...

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:30:31 +0000


Getting Your Game Face On Can Boost Performance
Putting on a serious face in preparation for competition — known as the game face — impacts performance, according to a new study. “Game face may not only improve performance...

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:10:31 +0000


In U.K., Analyzing Social Media Use to ID Depression Runs Into Privacy Concerns
In a new U.K. study, researchers assessed if analysis of social media content could detect mental health issues and then automatically steer an individual to appropriate support services. Moreover, researchers...

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:10:27 +0000


How Older Married Couples Face Chronic Health Conditions
As married couples age and develop chronic health conditions, the daily demands of coping with their own health issues as well as those of their spouse may take a mental...

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:30:46 +0000


New MRI Technology Probes Brain Abnormalities in Depression
Two recent studies suggest emerging methods of brain imaging may open the doors for improved treatment for depression. The research, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of...

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:00:43 +0000


Unemployment May Nudge Men Toward Female-Dominated Jobs
A new study suggests unemployment is motivating men to enter more female-dominated careers, such as education and health care. And many unemployed men who have changed to these professions are finding...

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:00:04 +0000


Non-Opioid Meds Can Also Be Abused
A major new study in the journal Clinical Toxicology on the use of common non-opioid medications suggests these drugs also appear to be associated with substance abuse risk. Investigators analyzed...

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:21:29 +0000


Story Time With Dogs Can Keep Kids Reading
Reading in the presence of a dog may be the page-turning motivation some young children need, especially when the book is challenging, according to a new study from the University...

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:30:12 +0000


UK Study: Family Support Reduces Bullying
New research in the United Kingdom suggests having a supportive family environment makes school-age lesbian/gay/bisexual youth significantly less likely to be victims of bullying. The finding stems from a review...

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:00:17 +0000


Personality Traits Affect Retirement Spending
How quickly a person spends his retirement savings may have as much or more to do with his personality than whether he has a lot of debt or wants to...

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:30:49 +0000


Trash-Talking Robots Fluster Human Opponents
Trash talking has been a tactic long used to fluster game opponents, and now a new study shows that discouraging words can affect game play — even when coming from...

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:00:12 +0000


Too Much Screen Time Often Starts in Early Childhood
A new analysis reveals that children’s screen time tends to increase from an average of 53 minutes per day at age 12 months to more than 150 minutes per day...

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 03:00:32 +0000


On Mental Health Stigma
One thing I shared with my wife Rachel about a year into our relationship was the time I suffered a nervous breakdown in graduate school. It would be an important...

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:00:45 +0000


This Under-Utilized Drug Is Actually Critical for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Many people with clinical depression have tried an array of medication and still feel sick. Maybe they’ve tried different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)....

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:00:42 +0000


Remembering Loved Ones Lost to Suicide: Give Yourself Permission to Heal
My sister, Amber, died by suicide on New Year’s Eve 2013. I’d last seen her just a few days prior at Christmas. She seemed “off” — depressed and over-apologetic —...

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 14:00:22 +0000


Intimacy Without Intoxication: Is Sober Sex Better?
The sun is streaming through the curtains of a room that you have never seen before. You squint and rub your bloodshot eyes, as your hand reaches out to feel...

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 19:55:04 +0000


How to Love Bad Kids: Unconditional Positive Regard
You can be anything you want to be, we’ll love you no matter what, my parents used to say. But what if I got bad grades and was mean to...

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:00:57 +0000