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Social Connections Can Help to Reduce Depression

March 20th, 2014
Social Connections Can Help to Reduce Depression A new study finds that belonging to a social group helps to alleviate depression and prevent relapse. And, it appears the closer the tie to the group, ...

Suppression of Memories Can Be Beneficial

March 19th, 2014
Suppression of Memories May be Beneficial  New research posits suppression of unwanted memories is helpful as the action prevents the memories from influencing future behavior. Investigators say the findings challenge the idea that suppressed memories ...

New App Can Ease Anxiety By Gaming

March 19th, 2014
New App Can Ease Anxiety By GamingNew research suggests playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals. Investigators believe the study shows that “gamifying” is a scientifically supported intervention ...

Resolve Hidden Shame with Humor

March 17th, 2014
Resolve Hidden Shame with HumorHidden shame can be the most damaging emotion and is believed to be the force behind many of the behaviors that occur in our current society. In fact, the words “shame ...

Survey Finds More People Willing to Disclose Mental Health Problems

March 9th, 2014
Survey Finds More People Willing to Disclose Mental Health ProblemsA new survey has found that people are more willing to disclose having a mental health problem and receiving treatment. The survey, led by Orygen Youth Health ...

Among Young Adults, Intimate Partner Violence Ups Risk of Depression

March 6th, 2014
Among Young Adults, Intimate Partner Violence Ups Risk of Depression New research suggests that adolescents and young adults who perpetrate or fall victim to intimate partner violence (IPV) are more likely to experience an ...

Talking Through Abuse Helps Kids Avoid PTSD

March 6th, 2014
Talking Through Abuse Helps Kids Avoid PTSDA Penn State researcher finds an interesting differential among kids who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of child abuse, and those who did not. Chad Shenk, ...

Many College Jocks Pay A Price in Later Life

March 4th, 2014
Many College Jocks Pay A Price in Later Life A new study finds the first act of a sad drama on college campuses as many elite college athletes face physical and sometimes mental limitations ...

Treatment for Youth Anxiety Is Effective, Lasting

February 28th, 2014
Treatment for Youth Anxiety Is Effective, LastingA new study confirms that current treatment strategies for youth with moderate to severe anxiety disorders are effective and provide long-term benefits. As published in the Journal of ...

Rejection and Sense of Failure can Lead to Suicide

February 27th, 2014
Rejection and Sense of Failure can Lead to SuicideA provocative new study suggests additional suicide prevention strategies are necessary to help individuals who may take their own life despite no signs of a serious ...