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Babies Born During Winter Are At Risk Of Mental Health Disorders

Levels of the stress hormone cortisol are higher in women who give birth in the autumn; and winter than those who give birth in the spring or summer; finds a new study by researchers at Cardiff University. The new findings could explain why mental health disorders; are more common in people born during the winter.…

Psychotherapies

Study Casts Doubt On Evidence For ‘Gold Standard’ Psychotherapies

For years, ESTs have represented a “gold standard” in research-supported psychotherapies for conditions like depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, substance abuse, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. But recent concerns about the replicability of research findings in clinical psychology prompted the re-examination of their evidence. The new study, led by researchers at the University of Kansas and University…

Depression

North American Indigenous Youth Experience Symptoms Of Depression

Studies of youth and their experiences with depression have tended not to include Indigenous youth. A new study that analyzed data on the development of depressive symptoms among Indigenous youth in the United States; and Canada found that many of the youth had experienced these symptoms during adolescence. The study also identified the risks associated…

Virtual reality

Virtual Reality To Solve Personal Problems

A research team of the University of Barcelona (UB); IDIBAPS and Virtual BodyWorks has used immersive virtual reality to observe the effects of talking to themselves as if they were another person. Study results, published in Scientific Reports, show that conversation with oneself embodied as Dr. Sigmund Freud better improves mood compared to talking about…

Teenagers

Art Therapy Might Reduces Teenagers Headaches

Teenagers report higher levels of stress than adults; and cite school as the highest contributing factor, according to the American Psychological Association’s annual report. A summary from 2013 concluded that while stress among Americans was not new; “what’s troubling is the stress outlook for teens in the United States.” In response, recently some schools have…

Distressed parents

Psychological Intervention Teen Gets Depends On Distressed Parents

A parent’s level of psychological distress may influence how well teens in the juvenile justice system; respond to mental health interventions for substance use and sexual risk; according to a researcher at FIU’s Center for Children and Families. The study found that adolescents with highly distressed parents did better with a family-based intervention; whereas adolescents…

Working Memory

Working Memory Is Structured Hierarchically

Researchers in cognitive psychology at HSE University have experimentally demonstrated; that the colors and orientations of objects stored and processed independently in working memory. However, it is easier for a person to remember these features when they belong to a single object: for example; it is easier for a person to remember and understand one…

Psychiatric disorders

Uncover Genes Contribute To Five Psychiatric Disorders

Mounting evidence shows genetic overlap between multiple psychiatric disorders. However, the biological underpinnings of share risk for psychiatric disorders not yet fully uncover. The identification of underlying biological mechanisms is crucial for the progress in the treatment of these disorders. A group of international doctors has uncovered the genes that contribute to the development of…

Suicidal thoughts

Suicidal Thoughts Can Be Reduced Among Indigenous People

The higher prevalence of suicide among Indigenous peoples in Canada has extensively document; but little research has focused on factors associated; with recovery among those who have had suicidal thoughts. A new nationally representative Canadian study from the University of Toronto and Algoma University found that three-quarters of formerly suicidal Indigenous adults; who are living…

College

College Spending Habits May Predict When ‘Adulting’ Starts

How well you manage your money in college may determine when you will ultimately achieve “adult identity,” according to a new study led by the University of Arizona. Researchers tracked a group of students from their fourth year of college to five years post-graduation. Participants were asked at three different points to self-report on financial…

Beliefs About God

People Engage With Science Can Promote Unbelief Or Beliefs About God

Most Americans believe science and religion are incompatible; but a recent study suggests that scientific engagement can actually promote beliefs about God. Researchers from the Arizona State University Department of Psychology found that scientific information; can create a feeling of awe, which leads to belief in more abstract views of God. “There are many ways…

Facebook

Facebook Users Are Prone To Depression

Everyone else is better than me. That’s the impression; you get when you look at profiles on social networks. Great holiday, fantastic party, adorable children, incredible food: everyone shows their life in the best light on social networks. Those who take a look around on such sites can find that their self-esteem; takes a hit…