Mental Health and Wellness News

Even 6-Year-Olds Have Advanced Ideas About Fairness

August 19th, 2014
A new study suggests that children as young as six have advanced ideas about fairness, and are willing to pay a personal price to intervene in what they believe are unfair situations. But the study also shows that when reacting to unfair behavior, ...

In Kids, Physical Disabilities Down But Others Are Up — Especially Among Rich

August 19th, 2014
Although physical disabilities have declined among U.S. children, there has been a sharp rise in mental and developmental problems, especially in those from wealthier families, according to a 10-year analysis published in the journal Pediatrics. Children from poor families, however, still bear the ...

In Quest for Work-Life Balance, Men Tend to Win Out

August 19th, 2014
A new study shows that when asking for flexible work arrangements, especially for childcare-related reasons, men are more likely to have an advantage. Researcher Dr. Christin Munsch, an assistant professor of sociology at Furman University, analyzed the reactions both men and women received ...

Stuck in Limbo: How Schizophrenia Gets In the Way of Goals

August 18th, 2014
A new study may explain why people with schizophrenia have difficulty achieving real-world goals, such as making friends, completing their education, and finding a job. The study, from researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia, found that people with schizophrenia struggle to ...

Risky Situations Fuel Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Work Performance

August 17th, 2014
Risky situations increase anxiety for women, but not for men, according to a new study. This anxiety leads to women performing worse under risky circumstances, according to the study, which was presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "On the ...

Certain Jobs Create Additional Stress for Parents

August 17th, 2014
New research has discovered that a person’s job -- and how society views it -- can create additional psychological baggage for some parents. The study, from researchers at the University of Iowa, found that parents who hold jobs viewed by society as aggressive, ...

For Many Kids, Parent in Jail Can Be Worse Than Divorce, Parental Death

August 16th, 2014
For Many Kids, Parent in Jail Can Be Worse Than Divorce, Parental DeathA new study has found significant mental health problems, including behavioral issues, in children whose parents are incarcerated. In fact, according to researchers ...

Mass Job Loss Tied to More Teen Suicide Attempts

August 16th, 2014
When one percent of a state’s working population loses a job, suicide-related behaviors increase by two to three percentage points among girls and black teens in the following year, according to a new study by Duke University. Among girls, thoughts of suicide and ...

Memories of Mistakes Help Speed Up Learning

August 16th, 2014
New research has discovered why people learn a task faster the second or third time around -- not only are they helped by memories of how to perform the task, but also by memories of the mistakes they made the first time ...

Overactive Immune System May Be Linked to Mental Illness Risk

August 15th, 2014
The immune system may play a vital role in the development of mental illness, according to new research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study shows that children with regularly high levels of a protein released in the blood during an infection ...