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  • Messaging Can Prompt Use of Video Games for Depression
    New research finds that messaging can help to inspire people to play video games that are designed to relieve depression. The study expands on the relatively new concept of using […] link to source

  • Learning Difficulties in Men Tied to Higher Risk of Testicular Cancer
    Men with learning difficulties (LD) are four times more likely to die of testicular cancer than the general population, according to a new UK study presented at the European Association […] link to source

  • Brain Imaging, Machine Learning May Help Predict Mental Illness Risk
    Researchers are combining brain imaging data and supercomputers to identify patterns in neuroimaging data that may help predict risk for mental disorders such as depression or dementia. Depression affects more than […] link to source

  • Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Improve Sound Memory
    Emerging research sheds light on how the brain remembers sounds and how technology may help the brain compensate for memory loss caused by diseases such as Alzheimer’s. McGill University (Montreal) […] link to source

  • Spirituality May Be Underused Tool in Treating Mental Illness
    New research suggests spirituality may offer benefits for people with mental health issues, but people may encounter barriers when reaching out for this help. Investigators from the University of Southern […] link to source

  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease May Share Genetic Origin with Schizophrenia
    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND) — appears to share a genetic origin with schizophrenia, according to a new study published in […] link to source

  • New Evidence-Based Diagnostic System Sees Shades of Gray
    A group of psychologists and psychiatrists have put forth a new evidence-based alternative to the mental health field’s long-established diagnostic categories, which one of the researchers said has significant limitations. The new […] link to source

  • Is ‘Being Busy’ the New Status Symbol?
    Twenty-first century Americans appear to have a new philosophy on characteristics associated with status and prestige. And, our view is quite the opposite of our European counterparts. Long gone are […] link to source

  • Transgender College Freshmen Tend to Drink More, Have More Black-Outs
    A new survey of college freshmen found that those who identified as transgender were at greater risk of experiencing negative consequences from drinking, including memory blackouts, academic problems, and conflicts […] link to source

  • Current, Former Romantic Partners Often Share Similar Traits
    If all of your exes were placed in a single room, would others be able to detect similarities among them? Would your ex-partners have a similar look or similar interests? […] link to source

  • Strong Sense of Smell Tied to More Active Social Life in Older Women
    A strong sense of smell is associated with a more active social life in older women, according to a new study led by researchers at Monell Chemical Senses Center in […] link to source

  • How Language Helps Us Cope with Negative Experiences
    A new study demonstrates how people use the word “you” rather than “I” to help them cope with negative experiences or share an insight. For the study, researchers from the […] link to source

  • Why Do Weekend Warriors Pay for Pain?
    Why do people pay for experiences deliberately marketed as painful? According to a new study, people will pay big money for extraordinary — even painful — experiences to offset the […] link to source

  • Too Much Structure May Hinder Creativity
    While structure is important to organizing our activities and helping us understand the world, it can be a killer of creativity, according to new research. A new study from the […] link to source

  • Talk Therapy or Meds for Depression? Brain Scan May Help Decide
    New research from Emory University in Atlanta has found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to […] link to source


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