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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.

Can Summer Jobs Prevent Teen Suicide?
June 17, 2009 09:02 PM
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Holding a summer job has surprising benefits for teens at risk of suicide.

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Army Suicides Continue to Rise
June 12, 2009 09:10 PM
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A report shows Army suicides have risen for the fourth month in a row, continuing a rising trend.

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When Staying Together For The Kids Is A Bad Idea
June 03, 2009 09:31 PM
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Growing up in a two-parent household carries many benefits for children--except when parents frequently argue.

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Witnessing Family Violence As A Child May Lead to Depression, Alcoholism in Adulthood
May 29, 2009 09:04 PM
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Witness violence between parents before the age of 18 has been found to have great effects on adult mental health including increased risk of depression, alcoholism and spousal and child abuse.

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Kindergarten Behavior Predicts High School Test Scores
May 26, 2009 08:21 PM
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Research finds that attention levels in kindergarten are strongly linked to high school achievement test scores.

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Renters Just As Happy As Homeowners
May 01, 2009 01:13 AM
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Research from the height of the housing boom shows that homeowners are neither happier nor more involved in their communities compared to renters.

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Facebook's Connection To Bad Grades
April 15, 2009 12:56 PM
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Students who use Facebook spend less time studying and have lower grades.

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ADHD Study Shows Behavior Modification As Effective As Pills
April 06, 2009 10:00 AM
Posted by FindCounseling.com Staff

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may benefit as much from learning skills to cope with attention deficit as they do from taking ADHD drugs.

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Doodling Helps Memory
March 08, 2009 07:00 PM
Posted by FindCounseling.com Staff

Why doodling can help you remember what you hear.

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Stress, Social Activity Affect Demential Risk
January 22, 2009 06:24 AM
Posted by FindCounseling.com Staff

New research released by the American Academy of Neurologists shows that people who are not easily distressed, sociable and active face a notably lowered risk of dementia.

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