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Parents' Depression Linked to Toddler's Troubling Behaviors

Parents’ Depression Linked to Toddler’s Troubling Behaviors

March 15th, 2015
Having either parent suffer from depression may increase the likelihood that a toddler will develop troubling behaviors such as hitting, lying, anxiety, and sadness, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study is one of the first to show that a father's ...
How Cannabis Affects Bipolar Disorder

How Cannabis Affects Bipolar Disorder

March 15th, 2015
Cannabis use is linked to an increase in both manic and depressive symptoms in people with bipolar disorder, according to a new study by Lancaster University. The study is the first to examine the use of cannabis in the context of daily life ...
Depression Influences Perception of Time

Depression Influences Perception of Time

March 13th, 2015
A new review finds that people suffering from depression appear to experience time differently than healthy individuals. Although the perception of time is subjective and usually depends on the relevant situation, the discovery that time appears to pass more slowly for depressed individuals ...
Scientific Examination of Loneliness

Scientific Examination of Loneliness

March 13th, 2015
Emerging research scrutinizes loneliness through a scientific lens as investigators review its causes, consequences, and potential remedies. Experts say that while loneliness is a fundamental part of the human condition, the topic has been under investigated. Now, a series of articles explores the ...

Yoga May Help Ease Prenatal Depression

March 12th, 2015
Pregnant women are often concerned about the use of pharmaceuticals to reduce symptoms associated with depression. A small pilot study from Brown University, Butler Hospital, and Women & Infants' Hospital, suggests yoga may help pregnant women with depression reduce its severity. In prior research, lead ...
Loneliness Epidemic Threatens Longevity

Loneliness Epidemic Threatens Longevity

March 12th, 2015
Most are aware that regular exercise, a healthy diet, and appropriate medical care are key factors toward living a long life. Now research from Brigham Young University shows that loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to ...
Cardiac Patients Should Beware of ‘Psychosocial Perfect Storm’

Cardiac Patients Should Beware of ‘Psychosocial Perfect Storm’

March 11th, 2015
A new study should be a warning message to cardiac patients experiencing mental health issues. Investigators discovered that for people with a cardiac diagnosis, a combination of stress and depression can significantly increase the risk of a heart attack and death. Researchers followed nearly ...
History of Using Psychedelics Tied to Less Psychological Distress

History of Using Psychedelics Tied to Less Psychological Distress

March 11th, 2015
People with a history of psychedelic drug use tend to experience less psychological distress and fewer suicidal thoughts, planning, and attempts, according to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While the study authors ...
Study Finds Suicide Among Young People Twice as High in Rural US

Study Finds Suicide Among Young People Twice as High in Rural US

March 10th, 2015
While many associate stress and tension with living in a big city, the rate of suicides among young people is significantly higher in rural communities. A new review discovers that the adolescent and young-adult suicide rate in the U.S. was almost twice as high ...
Stress from Long-term Unemployment May Undermine Health

Stress from Long-term Unemployment May Undermine Health

March 9th, 2015
Researchers have found the direct biological stress associated with unemployment may explain the increased mortality and morbidity among job-seekers. University of College London investigators correlated inflammatory markers found in blood, which are influenced by stress, to heart disease. The markers are clinically important because ...