Advocacy and Policy News

Parental Violence Has Different Effect On Boys, Girls

December 4th, 2014
Case Western Reserve University researchers have found that girls and boys can be affected differently by seeing parental violence. While girls tend to internalize their exposure to such violence, boys are more inclined to act out aggressively says Megan R. Holmes, Ph.D., M.S.W., ...

Unhappy Community Fosters Depression/Economic Loss

December 4th, 2014
New research finds that people living in the country's unhappiest communities spend about a quarter of the month distressed. The mental distress affects personal and professional life with economists finding that depression harms work productivity. "This is a real concern not just in the ...

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 ...

Mental Illness Seen as Barrier to Breast Cancer Screens

December 3rd, 2014
New research discovers that women experiencing anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental illness are less likely to be screened for breast cancer. The new U.K. study is published online in the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJPsych). Experts say prior studies have shown people ...

Vitamin D Linked to Seasonal Depression

December 3rd, 2014
Although Vitamin D deficiency is commonly associated with bone and muscle weakness, new research suggests the vitamin may also be vital for mental health. University of Georgia researchers led an international study that found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and ...

Worksite Creativity Bolstered by Political Correctness

December 3rd, 2014
New research suggests the perceived link between political correctness (PC) and conformity may be twisted. Investigators found that, paradoxically, imposing a norm that sets clear expectations of how women and men should interact with each other into a work environment encourages creativity among ...

Mouse Study Suggest Meds to Restore Natural High may Avert Chronic Marijuana Use

December 2nd, 2014
Development of a medication to replenish the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain may be an answer to relieve mood and anxiety disorders. Vanderbilt researchers believe this effect would enable some people to quit using marijuana. In ...

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 ...

Women Do Well in Some Financial Negotiations

December 2nd, 2014
Contrary to popular opinion, in certain circumstances, women may be more effective than men when negotiating money matters, finds a new German study. Conventional wisdom holds that men drive a harder bargain in financial affairs, a theory bolstered by the observation that men’s ...

Surprise: Male Aggression is Norm in High Schools

December 2nd, 2014
A new study finds that boys display more aggressive behavior than girls in grades six to 12. University of Georgia investigators discovered boys used relational aggression -- malicious rumors, social exclusion, and rejection -- to harm or manipulate others more often than girls. Researchers ...