There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Devon Frye on February 22, 2019 in Brainstorm
Two new studies cast doubt on previously reported associations between digital technology use and adolescent mental health problems.
By Sue Scheff on February 22, 2019 in Shame Nation
A new study found that social connectedness may act as a protective buffer against the negative mental health effects of cyberbullying.
By Cami Rosso on February 21, 2019 in The Future Brain
Innovative technologies such as AI and genomics are being deployed to help those suffering from epilepsy. The FDA recently approved an AI smartwatch for children with epilepsy.
By Cami Rosso on February 20, 2019 in The Future Brain
Yesterday, neuroscientists at Columbia University published a new discovery that alters commonly held views on the brain’s reward learning system.
By Mark D. White Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in Maybe It's Just Me, But...
The new Wasp inherited her father's genius as well as his bipolar disorder, which the creators of her comic book series are beginning to explore.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on February 20, 2019 in Canine Corner
New evidence shows that important personality traits, such as aggressiveness and trainability, show age-related changes in dogs.
By Emily G Lattie Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in Tech at Your Service
Struggling to meet college student mental health needs? Consider meeting them online.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on February 19, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Therapy for people with borderline personality disorder tends to focus on working with the individual. New research suggests there can be benefits of help from significant others.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 18, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new study examines the link between our first impressions of others (e.g., our assumptions about how extraverted or agreeable they are) and their body shape.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on February 18, 2019 in Ulterior Motives
You have probably had times when money burned a hole in your pocket. What happens, though, when economic times are bad?
By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP on February 18, 2019 in Do the Right Thing
Catholic Bishops meet at the Vatican soon for a much anticipated global conference on clergy sexual abuse. Behavioral science research and best practices would serve them well.
By James Bailey Ph.D. on February 18, 2019 in At the Helm
The December through January negotiations that led to a shutdown was poorly managed. But the second negotiation wasn't. Here's why the first failed and the second succeeded.
By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH on February 16, 2019 in The Integrationist
A new study has found that Skype-delivered hypnosis may be effective for easing the physical and emotional symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
Feel helpless and unsure how to help after the Aurora mass shooting? Start by being a friend.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on February 16, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Is medicine on the psychological ropes? A landmark Lancet Psychiatry study reveals the terrifying reality for physicians today.
By Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. on February 16, 2019 in Stress Relief
The half-hearted use of CBT techniques has been the main way CBT is practiced in the community. A few payers are getting serious about trying to change that.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on February 15, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
A new book highlights how a British serial killer exploited police neglect.
By Hal McDonald Ph.D. on February 15, 2019 in Time Travelling with Apollo
A new study suggests that creativity means soaring while we're still attached to the ground.
By Michael A. Ellis DO on February 14, 2019 in Caring for Autism
Has the "Holy Grail of psychiatry" been discovered?
By Mary Bates Ph.D. on February 14, 2019 in Animal Minds
Molting makes animals highly vulnerable, and they seem to know it. Does this process make them feel anxious?
By Christopher Bergland on February 14, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Contrary to popular assumptions, new research suggests that playing violent video games is not associated with adolescents' aggressive behavior.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on February 14, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Making sure projects are wrapped up before heading home is a great quality in a worker, but research suggests it may get in the way of performance and job satisfaction.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on February 13, 2019 in Demystifying Psychiatry
A recently approved drug to treat seizures may also have clinically significant antidepressant properties.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on February 13, 2019 in Canine Corner
Emergency ward admissions for dog bites over a 13-year period serve as a test of the effectiveness of breed-specific legislation.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on February 13, 2019 in Evidence-Based Living
Do feelings of happiness help to prevent people from becoming sick, or help them to get better quicker?
By Christopher Bergland on February 12, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Researchers in Germany have identified why sleep is often the best medicine and why sleep deprivation can increase someone's odds of getting sick.
By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on February 12, 2019 in Mind In The Machine
Terror Management Theory explains how we became divided and how to heal.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on February 12, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
No matter what you do for some people, they just don’t seem satisfied. A new study on gratitude training shows how to foster this basic social skill even in the most ungrateful.
By Marwa Azab Ph.D. on February 12, 2019 in Neuroscience in Everyday Life
The data suggests that throughout the adult life span, normal female brains are more youthful than men's. In this study, female brains were on average 4 years younger than men's.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in The Asymmetric Brain
One out of ten humans is left-handed, but we've only begun to understand handedness (or paw preference) in animals.