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Brief summaries of the latest news related to mental health and mental illness, as well as brief abstracts of the latest research in anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, and more.

Nurturing Moms Boost Brain Growth
February 06, 2012 09:06 PM
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Study shows nurturing behaviors lead to a larger hippocampus in children.

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Exercise Equals Good Grades
January 03, 2012 02:27 PM
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Physical activity boosts academic performance.

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Lower Class Experiences Compassion More Easily
December 28, 2011 09:28 PM
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Individuals from a lower class background recognize suffering and experience compassion more quickly than their upper class counterparts.

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Gay Marriage Has Medical, Mental Repercussions
December 16, 2011 09:35 PM
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Columbia researchers examine one clinic before and after passage of Massachussetts' gay marriage law.

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Mother's Mental State Crosses Placenta
November 17, 2011 12:51 PM
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Fetal brains sense their mothers moods and develop according to the environment they will enter based on the mental state of their mothers, shows a study on mothers and babies from the University of California-Irvine.

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HIgh Rates of Violence and Gang Membership in Teens of Deployed Parents
October 31, 2011 02:40 PM
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Teens with deployed parents are more likely to join gangs, get in physical fights, and carry weapons to school.

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More Than 1 in 10 Americans on Antidepressants
October 29, 2011 12:39 PM
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The October 2011 National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief reveals that 11 percent of Americans over age 12 take antidepressant medications.

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Hyperbole and a Half Takes On Depression
October 29, 2011 10:33 AM
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Popular web comic Hyperbole and a Half takes on depression.

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Plastic Chemical BPA Linked to Behavior Problems in Girls
October 24, 2011 05:43 PM
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Daughters exposed to high levels of a chemical found in common plastics have been found to have higher levels of behavior problems in early childhood.

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Teens May Experience Big Changes In IQ
October 22, 2011 08:07 AM
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Study shows teen IQs can jump -- for better or worse.

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