Mental Health and Wellness News

New MIND Diet Protects Against Alzheimer's

Study Shows New Diet Lowers Risk of Alzheimer’s

March 20th, 2015
A new diet, known by the acronym MIND, has been found to significantly reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), even when the diet is not strictly followed, according to new research published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of ...
Low Vitamin D Linked with Depression in Young Women

Hostile Power Seekers May Have Increased Risk for Heart Disease

March 20th, 2015
Researchers from the University of Utah have determined that aggressive power-seekers may have a shortened life because of increased vulnerability to cardiovascular disease. The personality type, described by doing whatever it takes to climb the social ladder and gain power, is vividly represented ...
Low Vitamin D Linked with Depression in Young Women

Low Vitamin D Linked with Depression in Young Women

March 20th, 2015
Emerging research suggest an association between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women. Oregon State University (OSU) researchers found that young women with lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have clinically significant depressive symptoms over ...
Empathy Influenced by Brain Chemistry

Empathy Influenced by Brain Chemistry

March 20th, 2015
Provocative new research suggests the neurochemical balance in a part of the brain influences our sensitivity to inequality. Conceptually, this finding could lead to development of a pill that could make a person more compassionate. University of California, Berkeley scientists believe they have taken ...
Antipsychotic Drugs Can Harm Dementia Patients

Antipsychotic Drugs Can Harm Dementia Patients

March 19th, 2015
New research suggests medications aimed at improving behavioral problems among patients with dementia may actually may be hastening death. The study adds more troubling evidence to the case against antipsychotic drugs as a treatment for the behaviors that accompany Alzheimer's disease and other ...
Brain Imaging Shows Schizophrenia May Not Be One Illness

Brain Imaging Shows Schizophrenia May Not Be One Illness

March 19th, 2015
People who suffer from severe schizophrenia have very different brain networks compared to others with milder schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or no mental illness, according to new research from Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Researchers say the findings confirm mounting evidence ...
Eye Movements Influence Moral Decisions

Eye Movements Influence Moral Decisions

March 19th, 2015
Emerging research has discovered that a person’s eye movements are critical in helping us make moral decisions. That is, our opinions are affected by what our eyes are focusing on in the same instant we make moral decisions. Researchers at Sweden's Lund University have ...
Laughter Can Spark New Relationships

Laughter Can Spark New Relationships

March 19th, 2015
A great way to get to know someone better is to say something that makes them laugh. Sharing a few good giggles and chuckles makes people more willing to tell others something personal about themselves, without even necessarily being aware that they are ...
Good Breakfast May Hike Low-Income Kids' Grades

Good Breakfast May Hike Low-Income Kids’ Grades

March 18th, 2015
From an energy and dietary perspective breakfast has often been touted as the most important meal of the day. New research suggests the benefits of a good breakfast extend to the cognitive arena as investigators find a strong connection between good nutrition and ...
Student-Athletes Need Training on Social Media

Student-Athletes Need Training on Social Media

March 18th, 2015
A combined research effort among prominent U.S. universities has led to the conclusion that student-athletes should receive formal education on using social media. Investigators recommend placing less reliance on monitoring software and suggest modifying instructional curriculum on media training. Researchers say training programs that ...