Archive for April, 2014

Suppressing Positive Emotions Can Lead to Postpartum Depression

April 30th, 2014
Suppressing Positive Emotions Can Lead to Postpartum DepressionNew research discovers that the suppression of positive feelings can play an important role in the development of postpartum depression. Investigators believe this finding has implications for the treatment ...

Blood Test for Depression?

April 30th, 2014
Blood Test for Depression? In a new proof of principle study, European scientists say they have demonstrated that depression can be detected by a blood test. While blood tests for mental illnesses have until recently ...

Bullies Come From All Socioeconomic Sectors

April 30th, 2014
Bullies Come From All Socioeconomic SectorsA new systematic literature review on the association between socioeconomic status and involvement in childhood bullying has led researchers to recommend universal policies to combat bullying. Investigators say the behavior occurs ...

Being Called Fat As A Child Tied to Girl’s Appearance at 19

April 30th, 2014
Being Called Fat As A Child Tied to Girl's Appearance at 19A new study suggests that being labeled as "fat" during childhood is associated with how a girl looks in late adolescence. Specifically, University of ...

Chronic Stress Increases Dietary Health Risks

April 30th, 2014
Chronic Stress Increases Dietary Health Risks Groundbreaking research discovers highly stressed people are more apt to suffer health-related consequences of a poor diet. In the study, University of California, San Francisco researchers determined that highly stressed ...

Strategic Cognitive Training May Boost Performance

April 29th, 2014
Strategic Cognitive Training May Boost PerformanceA new study by the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas suggests strategic training has the potential to enhance cognitive performance. In the review, researchers compared ...

Neuroimaging Improves Success of Brain Stimulation for Depression

April 29th, 2014
Neuroimaging Improves Success of Brain Stimulation for DepressionEmerging research suggests expanded use of technology can aid the specific placement of electrodes to maximize the beneficial effective of deep-brain stimulation among individuals with treatment-resistant depression. Studies ...

Distorted Thought Patterns Linked to Suicide Attempts

April 29th, 2014
Distorted Thought Patterns Linked to Suicide Attempts A new study recommends that providers should focus on identifying suicidal individuals with distorted, catastrophic thoughts about the future. "Such thoughts are characteristic of those who attempt suicide," said clinical ...

Partner Abuse Ups Postpartum Mental Health Issues

April 29th, 2014
Partner Abuse Ups Postpartum Mental Health IssuesNew research links a history of intimate partner abuse to postpartum mental health problems and suggests providers should heighten monitoring of new mothers. Investigators examined associations of psychological, physical, ...

Humor Can Aid Memory in Seniors

April 29th, 2014
Humor Can Aid Memory in SeniorsHumor may indeed be the best medicine, especially for older folks. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California have found that laughing can reduce levels of stress hormones and improve ...