Psychology News and Research Briefs
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.
The Psychological Impact Of Gulf Coast Oil Spill
If you're worried about the BP oil spill, you're not alone. But for individuals living in the effected areas the outlook is even bleaker as fears extend from environmental damage to the destruction of home and livelihood.
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Male Voice Reveals Physical Prowress
Study finds humans can easily estimate physical strength and health from the sound of a man's voice.
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Following Injury, Anxiety Puts Children At Risk
A new study shows that one in five families who experience a serious childhood injury will return to the ER within three months. Find out why--and what you can do to prevent this from happening to your family.
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The 5 Minutes A Day That Can Change Your Life
Research finds just five minutes of outdoor activity to be the optimal dosage for improving mood and self-esteem.
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Therapy: Is There An App For That?
New mobile technologies provide tools for mood-tracking and more. But can they really replace mental health professionals?
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Do Pesticides Cause ADHD?
A new study links pesticide exposure to ADHD in children. Could an all organic diet be the answer?
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Newborns Learn While Asleep
Sleeping babies are doing more than giving their parents a much-needed rest--they are learning at an incredible rate.
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Chocolate Linked to Depression
For most of us, chocolate equals happiness, but new research suggests that the mental health outlook for people who frequently indulge is not so bright.
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Gay Population More Likely to Experience Violence, PTSD
Gay and lesbian adults face a greater risk of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of increased exposure to violence in early life.
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Smile -- You'll Live Longer
Smiling can elevate your mood, make you more attractive to others and even boost your immune system. But can it also make you live longer?
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