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More Smartphone Use Leads to ‘Leisure Distress’

December 6th, 2014
A new study has found that young adults who are high-frequency smartphone users experience “leisure distress,” defined as feeling uptight, stressed, and anxious during free time. “The high-frequency cell phone user may not have the leisure skills necessary to creatively fill their free ...

On-Line Intervention Reduces Suicide Risk in Veterans

December 5th, 2014
A new study suggests a brief online intervention may help veterans reduce the risk of suicide. In their research, psychologist from Florida State University developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety sensitivity. They believe the software may provide significant benefit for veterans ...

Priming Brain Helps Memory

December 5th, 2014
New research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) suggests that when the brain is forewarned about incoming information, memory is improved. As published online in the journal NeuroImage, Texas University of Dallas researchers showed that receiving information about a pair of items ...

For Rural Vets, Tele-Therapy an Effective Option for PTSD

December 5th, 2014
In a new study, tele-therapy was found to be an effective treatment option for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who don't have access to a mental health practitioner. "Earlier studies have shown that PTSD treatments offered through interactive video are just ...

Is Narcissism the New Norm?

December 5th, 2014
A new study questions if we are more narcissistic than we were in the past, and if narcissism is becoming common behavior? In the review, researchers discovered that at least on the surface, things have changed. Milleniaals, or those who came of age ...

Coping With Email Stress

December 4th, 2014
Are you overwhelmed by the amount of email you receive? Are you stressed by the thought of missing or not responding promptly to an important message? If you are, take heart -- new research provides some suggestions that can ease your state of mind. University ...

Subliminal Cues Improve Athletic Performance

December 2nd, 2014
A new study finds that endurance athletes benefit from positive subliminal cues. Subliminal visual cues are words, pictures, or symbols which are not consciously identified. Researchers from Bangor University found exposure to positive subliminal cues helped endurance athletes exercise significantly longer compared to those ...

Imaging Studies Differentiate PTSD & Mild Brain Injury

December 2nd, 2014
New research suggests advanced brain imaging techniques can help to differentiate military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from those with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Currently, it is difficult for clinicians to make a definitive diagnosis as symptoms for PTSD and MTBI ...

Finding Flaws in Social Media Research

December 1st, 2014
Researchers need to be wary of serious pitfalls of working with huge social media data sets, according to computer scientists at McGill University in Montreal and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Flawed results can have huge implications: Thousands of research papers each year ...

Placebo Treatment Activates Brain in Parkinson’s

November 27th, 2014
Researchers have learned that simply the expectation of learning stimulates brain activity among individuals with Parkinson’s. For individuals with Parkinson's disease, the placebo effect activates the brain, providing a response similar to that experienced after the administration of actual medications. Researchers say the study ...