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How You Think of God Impacts Prayer’s Effect on Mental Health

August 14th, 2014
New research suggests that individual expectations appear to influence how prayer impacts mental health. For example, when it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer doesn't have the same effect for everybody. Baylor University researchers found that what seemed to matter more ...

More Benefits Found In Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s

June 26th, 2014
While it is well-recognized that deep brain stimulation (DBS) improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson's disease (PD), new research finds that DBS also reduces the number and severity of non motor symptoms. "Non-motor features are common in PD patients, ...

Short OCD Quiz May Spot Anxiety and Depression

May 14th, 2014
Short OCD Quiz May Spot Anxiety and Depression Emerging research suggests a shortened version of a questionnaire used by psychologists to assess risk factors for obsessive-compulsive disorder also may help determine the risk of ...

Discrimination Contributes to Mental Health Woes in Black Teens

May 4th, 2014
Discrimination Contributes to Mental Health Woes in Black TeensThe vast majority of black teens face racial discrimination, and these experiences are associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, according to a new ...

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 ...

Religious Beliefs Fuel Concerns of Porn ‘Addiction’

February 14th, 2014
Religious Beliefs Fuel Concerns of Porn 'Addiction'A new Case Western Reserve University’s psychology study discovers that some people fear they are addicted to pornography after viewing Internet porn once. "The study is one of the ...

Caregiving Does Not Necessarily Cause Stress

January 31st, 2014
Caregiving Does Not Necessarily Cause Stress  Provocative new research rebuts the long-held belief that caregiving directly causes distress. According to Peter Vitaliano, Py.D., a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Washington, ...

Undiagnosed Mental Distress Hinders Productivity

January 24th, 2014
hand head man unhappyEmerging research suggests symptoms accompanying unidentified mental health disorders often influence the workplace. As an example, cases of undiagnosed depression and anxiety often cause insomnia and emotional distress, conditions that increase absenteeism ...

Too Much Oxytocin in Ordinary Adults May Lead to Emotional Problems

January 23rd, 2014
Too Much Oxytocin in Ordinary Adults May Lead to Emotional ProblemsSome view the hormone oxytocin as a panacea for aiding labor and delivery, lactation, maternal bonding, sexual satisfaction, social recognition, and anxiety. Lay literature promotes ...

Mid-Life Mental Health Issues May Be More Common than Reported

January 9th, 2014
Mid-Life Mental Health Issues May Be More Common than Reported A new study finds a flaw in the method by which mental health disorders have been tracked, leading to a miscalculation of the prevalence ...