Psych Central

Research News

‘Girly’ Girls, ‘Stud’ Boys More Apt to Favor Cancer-Risk Habits

April 18th, 2014
‘Girly’ Girls, ‘Stud’ Boys More Apt to Favor Cancer-Risk HabitsA new study discovers that young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity are significantly more likely than their peers to ...

Creative Leisure Can Enhance Work Performance

April 18th, 2014
Creative Leisure Can Enhance Work PerformanceGood news for those who like to spend their free time participating in activities that encourage creativity: Researchers believe that can boost job performance. Creative pursuits away from work seem to ...

Casual Pot Smoking Early On May Cause Brain Changes

April 18th, 2014
Casual Pot Smoking Early On May Cause Brain Changes A new study suggests that casual marijuana use during youth and young adulthood is associated with structural changes in specific brain areas. Specifically, researchers found that ...

Internet Use Can Reduce Depression Risk in Elderly

April 18th, 2014
Internet Use Can Reduce Depression Risk in ElderlyLoneliness can fuel depression in older adults, and experts estimate that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer from depression. Now, a new study suggests information technology, specifically use ...

Modeling the Cellular Basis of Memory

April 17th, 2014
Modeling the Cellular Basis of MemoryResearchers at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains the cellular mechanisms responsible for retaining select memories a few hours after an event. This new ...

Biomarkers Enable Screening for Autism at 9 Months

April 17th, 2014
Biomarkers Enable Screening for Autism at 9 Months New research suggests measurement of two biomarkers can help physicians and diagnosticians identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) early in the developmental process. Detection of ASD is often ...

Low Blood Sugar Can Play A Part in Marital Conflict

April 17th, 2014
Low Blood Sugar Can Play A Part in Marital ConflictNew research finds lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and increase the chance of hostility and conflict. In the study, ...

Low Vitamin D Tied to Cognitive Decline in Elderly

April 17th, 2014
Low Vitamin D Tied to Cognitive Decline in ElderlyAlthough vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment are common in elders, prior research has failed to determine whether there's a relationship between the two. In a new ...

Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

April 17th, 2014
Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide RiskEmerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied, ...

1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism Risk

April 16th, 2014
1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism RiskA new Johns Hopkins study discovers an association between prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and developmental delays (DD) in boys. Researchers from the Bloomberg School ...
Psych Central Professional article
This article is of interest to professionals.

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code



Users Online: 12155
Join Us Now!