Does empathy have a dark side?
Empathy might be a little bit more selfish than many people assume. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Study sings the praises of choir membership for lonely older adults
Singing in a choir for six months reduces feelings of loneliness and also increases interest in life. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Ketamine may relieve depression by repairing damaged brain circuits
Study shows how and when this anesthetic creates new brain synapses. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Birth order traits: Firstborns get intellectual advantage over younger siblings
Research shows that birth order doesn't affect personality, but it does set certain siblings up for more success. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Minority college students might not get mental health help despite needs
Research showed that minority students had either statistically equal or higher rates of suicide attempts compared to white students. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Gum disease shows possible links to Alzheimer's
The bacteria involved in gum disease might play a key role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s disease affects ‘twice as many people’ as experts thought
Double the number of people have the markers of Alzheimer ’s disease even if they’re not experiencing dementia. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Children at risk of depression and ADHD more likely to be bullied
Kids with depression are more likely to become internalized, while those with ADHD could have externalizing symptoms, which make them a target. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Dealing with trauma after a mass shooting
How to support people after unthinkable tragedies, especially over the long term. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

More Americans think e-cigarettes are harmful
More American adults perceive electronic cigarettes to be as harmful as or more harmful than regular cigarettes. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Air pollution tied to mental health issues in teenagers
Higher levels of pollution were linked to a greater likelihood of psychotic experiences. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can the legacy of trauma be passed down the generations?
Events in someone ’s lifetime can change the way their DNA is expressed, and that change can be passed on to the next generation. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Is this the reason more women than men get Alzheimer ’s?
Women make up two-thirds of all Alzheimer ’s cases and it’s the only neurological disorder affecting women more than men. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical students push for more LGBT health training to address disparities
Studies show medical schools do a poor job of preparing future doctors to understand the LGBT population's unique needs and health risks. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How positive psychology help students
School district uses a program that encourages a positive outlook to boost academic performance. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Marie Kondo's tidying isn't just about appearances
There's a psychological and spiritual upside to decluttering. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to advocate for your mental health in a difficult work environment
Mental health issues affect many people, especially in the workplace. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Screen time ‘is no more harmful to teenagers than eating potatoes’ study finds
The researchers found that prolonged screen...time had a contribution of just 0.4% to an adolescent ’s overall well-being. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads
What researchers found was a growing disparity between what white youth and minority youth saw. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Reasons people don't change unhealthy habits, and what to do instead
Focus on doing something every day that will help you get closer to your goal. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Americans more likely to die of opioid overdose than in car crash
Opioid pain relievers are the most fatally abused drugs and they're entirely legal. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How clutter affects your health
Research shows that having too many things in your home may impact how you feel. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How different cultures shape children ’s personalities in different ways
Unique behaviors and characteristics seem ingrained in certain cultures. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Child abuse ups suicide risk in later life
Children who experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse are significantly more likely to attempt suicide in later life, a study has found. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

In the world ’s ‘happiest countries,’ an increasing number of young people don’t feel well at all
Researchers acknowledge that the reasons young people are increasingly anxious or depressed are still not fully understood. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Is Facebook making you physically ill (as well as damaging your mental health)?
Researchers found that people who look at other people ’s Facebook profiles felt real negative physical symptoms. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How school lockdowns traumatize kids
Lockdown procedures can inflict immense psychological damage on children convinced that they ’re in danger. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

'Climate grief': The growing emotional toll of climate change
Extreme weather and dire climate reports are intensifying the mental health effects of global warming: depression and resignation about the future. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen and evolve
CDC reports significant increases in synthetic opioid-involved overdose death rates. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

U.S. women pay more, fare worse during pregnancy and childbirth
The U.S. has long lagged behind other nations despite spending far more on health care than other countries do. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Gently stroking babies 'provides pain relief'
Study shows that gently stroking a baby reduces activity in their brain associated with painful experiences. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How your food choices can impact your brain's destiny
For many Americans, eating healthier will be a top new year's resolution – and one expert says we should start by eliminating gluten and sugars. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

E-cigarette use among US teens rises dramatically
Report shows the use of electronic cigarettes by US teenagers has dramatically risen this year. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The most dangerous place for women is the home
United Nations study shows women are far more likely to die at the hands of someone they know. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Autism prevalence now 1 in 40 US kids
The new study relies on parental reporting which may be a limitation despite the broad scope of the research. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sexual harassment and iPhone's AirDrop
Without the proper settings, iPhone users can receive inappropriate messages from strangers. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Young English women are struggling with mental health
Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental illnesses. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Experts say mental health debate on guns is flawed
Health experts believe that blaming the violence on the mentally ill can be unfair and inaccurate. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder
Meditation worked like traditional therapy for military veterans with PTSD in a small experiment. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Construction worker suicide rates are highest in the US
Males working in construction have the highest suicide rates in the country. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Concussions tied to doubled risk of suicide
Survivors of traumatic brain injuries may be more than twice as likely to die by suicide. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The great overlooked story of depression
Depression doesn't have to be a lifetime psychological prison sentence, new research shows. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Hugs might help avoid bad moods after disagreements
People who get hugs are less likely to experience a bad mood after a disagreement than those who don ’t. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can meditation help kids with autism better cope with sensory overload?
For many kids on the spectrum, gaining control over the relationship between their mind and their body is a major challenge. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Dark roast coffee might reduce risk of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
New research suggests that coffee can protect your brain — and the roast matters. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Why you shouldn ’t buy everything on your kids’ holiday wish lists
Giving your kids everything that they ask for can have detrimental effects on them financially and emotionally. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to fight workplace incivility over politics after the midterm elections
Incivility hurts work relationships, morale, employee retention and business productivity. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New study links air pollution to a higher risk of autism
Chinese research shows a link between long-term exposure to air pollution to an increased risk of children developing autism. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids
The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that adults caring for children use "healthy forms of discipline". (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

More kids are showing up in ERs with mental health crises
Researchers say their findings are startling and are seeing the same pattern across the country. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news