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The brain benefits of your child's dinosaur obsession
Studies show that intense interests make better learners and smarter kids. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How loneliness affects our health
A recent finding suggests that loneliness may be a preclinical sign for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Australia legalizes same-sex marriage
Australia ’s Parliament legalized same-sex marriage, overcoming conservative resistance to enact change. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Evaluating smoking bans
A new study indicates that smoking bans, which were designed to affect adults' behavior, in fact improve children's health. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Reconciling love and admiration for men who behave badly
High profile misconduct cases have impacts at many levels. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to deal with difficult family members during the holidays
Deflect personal questions and avoid political debates. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

HIV diagnoses improving, but progress varies
Delays in the time between becoming infected with HIV and getting a diagnosis are shortening. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to talk to kids about sexual harassment
Parents are using high-profile cases of sexual harassment as teachable moments. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How marriage might be linked to lower dementia risk
Study reveals that lifelong single people have 42% higher dementia risk than married people. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How you think about sleep might impact your health
Being stressed about not sleeping can lead to even more health problems, a new study has found. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Adult siblings can make our lives healthier and happier
The adult sibling relationship has only sporadically been the subject of attention. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cancer survivors often living with PTSD
Cancer patients may experience post-traumatic stress disorder after their tumors are diagnosed, and mental health issues can linger for years. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to keep holiday-induced stress under control
To overcome holiday anxiety, you must be aware that you ’re stressed in the first place. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How not to talk to a child who is overweight
Professionals suggest using words that put the person before the condition, as in, “a child with excess weight” rather than an overweight or obese child. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Thanksgiving, eating disorders and why we should stop obsessing about food on the holidays
Holidays can be a precarious time for anyone with an eating disorder. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Want to live longer? Get a dog
Dog ownership is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

For teens, depression can worsen this time of year
Teens with family dysfunction or those without supportive social circle can feel even more isolated during the holidays. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Young men, frequent drivers most likely to get distracted while driving
Research shows distracted driving is a growing problem, with personality and gender playing a role. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Simple blood tests may soon be able to deliver news about your cognitive health
Blood tests could reveal thousands — even millions — of people who are now living with a “pre-Alzheimer’s” condition. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Indulgent grandparents could be bad for kids' health
New research suggests such indulgent behavior can have long-term consequences. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What is sex addiction?
Some experts don ’t believe sex addiction exists in the same way as other addictions. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Brain scientists look beyond opioids to conquer pain
Brain scientists have become increasingly interested in pain and addiction as opioid use has increased. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to resist technology addiction
Putting some pause between thoughts and actions will help you resist urges. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Enhancing mental health support for veterans through technology
National Geographic launches a voice meditation app for the veteran community. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

More African American kids are dying by suicide
Nonprofit works to end the stigma of depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders in teens and young adults of color. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Why making a lot of money won ’t necessarily make you happy
Study shows your happiness and satisfaction levels won't noticeably increase once your salary passes a certain point. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Preventing sexual harassment needs to start in early childhood
Parents are an important part of teaching positive attitudes and skills for healthy relationships. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can brain scans predict suicidal tendencies?
Research shows that scans may be able to identify when people are having suicidal thoughts. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Brain patterns may predict people at risk of suicide
People who are thinking about killing themselves appear to have distinctive brain activity that can now be measured by a computer. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What experts know about men who rape
Researchers say that clarifying traits and patterns is the most realistic path toward curtailing behaviors that cause so much pain. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How #MeToo could move from social campaign to social change
Experts say coordinated action between activists groups is needed to turn #MeToo into a lasting legacy. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Does smoking pot lead to more sex?
Study shows people who smoke more weed are having more sex than those who smoke less or abstain. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Do you let your mind wander? It could be a sign of high intelligence
People who let their mind wander score higher on creativity and intelligence tests, and their brains may have extra capacity to quickly process information. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Wave of addiction linked to fentanyl worsens as drugs, distribution, evolve
Law enforcement agencies are challenged as they seek to curb the spread of fentanyl. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Seven ways to reduce stress in anxious times
Large-scale worries are sabotaging our ability to cope, therapists say, and they have some tips for staying calm. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How fiction becomes fact on social media
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a false connection. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Record number of cities advance LGBT rights in 2017, despite federal, state actions
While a barrage of anti-LGBT bills in state legislatures made headlines in 2017, U.S. cities were quietly notching victories in the battle for equal rights. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can fathers have postpartum depression?
Studies show that you don ’t have to give birth to develop postpartum depression. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How guilt, anxiety and distress may help fight cancer
Research suggests that negative emotions may improve the health of cancer survivors by motivating them to behave in healthier ways. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

IQ tests are useful tools, but people obsess over them for the wrong reasons
Most scientists feel a certain nervousness when the topic they research appears in the news. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Relationship anxiety is normal
Many fears causing anxiety are based on past experiences, not current relationships. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Ten times more children and teens are obese today than 40 years ago
Being obese as a child comes with a high likelihood of being obese as an adult and the many health consequences that come with it. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others
Study shows that women tend to be more altruistic than men. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

American professor wins Nobel Prize in economics for trying to understand bad human behavior
An American professor has won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his work on behavioral economics, which tries to understand how humans make decisions, especially bad ones. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Husbands of female breadwinners most at risk for cheating
Having an affair is a way to re-establish masculinity, even if it's done subconsciously. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How 'Sesame Street' is helping kids learn to cope with trauma
The Sesame Workshop initiative provides simple exercises to help children to feel safe and cope with the traumatic and stressful experiences. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

There ’s a ‘loneliness epidemic’ and work is partly to blame
Former surgeon general writes about the impact the workplace has on emotional well-being. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

For children with severe anxiety, drugs plus therapy help best
Anxiety medication might make therapy easier for teens who are suffering from severe symptoms. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Addiction shouldn ’t excuse criminal acts
A state court takes up a case that could set a dangerous precedent. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ADHD and eating disorders: What you should know
Experts agree there's an association between the two, but you have options to manage these issues. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news