Archive for December, 2012

Effects on Kids Linger Long After Father’s Death

December 28th, 2012
Father’s Death Has Long-Term Affect on Child's Later Success in LifeA father’s death can have long-term effects on a child’s later success in life and can be particularly harmful if the father passes ...

Students’ Social Networks Can Predict Grades

December 28th, 2012
Students’ Social Networks Can Predict GradesResearchers say they can predict a student's grades in a course by analyzing that person's social networks. Scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the ...

Botox for Depression?

December 28th, 2012
Botox for Depression?According to new research, the cosmetic application of Botox seems to lower symptoms of depression in some patients, possibly because it inhibits frowning.  Previous research has demonstrated that physically expressing an emotion ...

In OCD, Intense Dreams Linked to More Compulsive Behavior

December 27th, 2012
In OCD, Intense Dreams Linked to More Compulsive BehaviorA new study highlights how dreams -- especially those that include feelings of anger -- influence waking anxiety in ...

Kindness May Be Key to Happiness for Kids

December 27th, 2012
Kindness May Be Key to Happiness for KidsChildren who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, according to new ...

Brain Stimulation Eases Tourette Tics

December 27th, 2012
Brain Stimulation Relieves Tics in Patients with Tourette SyndromePeople with Tourette syndrome experience long-term benefits after receiving a month of daily transcranial magnetic stimulation that targets the ...

Personality Traits Differ in Bipolar Subtypes

December 27th, 2012
Personality Traits Differ in Bipolar SubtypesPersonality traits seem to differ between patients with bipolar I and II disorder, according to a new Korean study. The researchers found that patients with bipolar ...

Mentally Ill More Likely to Suffer Domestic Violence

December 27th, 2012
Mentally Ill More Likely to Suffer Domestic Violence   People with mental disorders are more likely to have experienced domestic violence, according to new research. While ...

Bullying Leaves Victims More Vulnerable to Mental Illness

December 27th, 2012
Bullying Leaves Victims More Vulnerable to Mental Health ProblemsA recent study suggests that bullying changes the structure surrounding a gene involved in regulating mood, making victims ...

Inflammation Further Tied to Depression Risk

December 26th, 2012
Inflammation Further Tied to Depression RiskElevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammatory disease, appear to be associated with an increased risk of psychological distress and depression, according ...