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Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future Hurdles

March 28th, 2014
Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future HurdlesA somber new study of some 14,000 U.S. children finds that 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds with parents and are more likely to face educational and behavioral problems ...

Risk for Bipolar Disorder Linked with Creativity

March 28th, 2014
Risk for Bipolar Disorder Linked with Creativity A new study suggests that inspiration, or the idea to spawn creative works, is associated with people at higher risk of developing bipolar disorder. Researchers from Lancaster University ...

Brain Chemical Implicated in Developing Depression

March 27th, 2014
Brain Chemical Implicated in Developing DepressionA new research finding may one day may lead to the development of a new class of antidepressant medications. European researchers discovered, for the first time, that a chemical in the ...

Mentally Tough Job Provides Cognitive Retirement Benefits

March 26th, 2014
Mentally Tough Job Provides Cognitive Retirement BenefitsResearchers have determined that although a mentally demanding job may lead to stress issues during a person’s working career, this type of vocation has a protective effect on ...

Virtual Reality Therapy May Reduce PTSD Symptoms

March 26th, 2014
Virtual Reality Therapy May Reduce PTSD Symptoms A new study evaluates the use of virtual reality (VR) treatment for relief of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Posttraumatic stress disorder is common among military veterans and is ...

Adult Day-Care Improves Caregivers Beneficial Stress Hormones

March 26th, 2014
Adult Day-Care Improves Caregivers Beneficial Stress HormonesResearchers have discovered that family caregivers show an increase in a beneficial stress hormone on days when they use an adult day care service for their relatives with ...

Nasal Spray for Depression Found Effective in Animal Studies

March 25th, 2014
Nasal Spray for Depression Found Effective in Animal Studies New research suggests a nasal spray that delivers a peptide may prove a new alternative therapy for depression care. The investigation follows up on research by molecular ...

Could Mushrooms Lead to New Depression Treatments?

March 24th, 2014
Could Mushrooms Lead to New Depression Treatments?New research using brain imaging technology helps to clarify how psilocybin — the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms — affects the brain, perhaps paving the way for therapeutic use of ...

Depression, Obesity Linked in Teen Girls

March 23rd, 2014
Depression, Obesity Linked in Teen GirlsTeen girls who suffer from either depression or obesity are at greater risk for developing the other condition later on, according to researchers from Rutgers-Camden University. For the study, researchers ...

Tooth Loss Linked with Anxiety, Depression

March 21st, 2014
Tooth Loss Linked with Anxiety and DepressionA new study suggests dental problems are often associated with a variety of biosocial conditions including depression and anxiety. The study was presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the ...