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New Analysis of fMRI Data May Hone Schizophrenia Treatment

In a new study, researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have developed tools to improve the analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data, and as a...

Gender Bias Kept Alive by People Who Think It’s Dead

Workplace gender bias is being kept alive by people who think it’s no longer an issue, according to new research. In a new study, managers were given identical descriptions of...

Unexpected Mental Illnesses Found in Spectrum of Rare Disorder

In a new study, University of California (UC) Davis MIND Institute researchers found an unexpected set of mental illnesses in patients with a spectrum of fragile X syndrome, a rare...

Teen Use of Social Media for Social Support – Tips to Optimize Benefits

For parents, it goes without saying that youth are using social media to connect and support each other. The embrace of social media has been extraordinary among adolescents well before...

Brief Prenatal Role-Play Predicts New Fathers’ Parenting Skills

A new study suggests a five-minute role-play done with men before the birth of their first child can predict the quality of their parenting after the baby arrives. The knowledge...

COVID-19 May Indirectly Imperil Kids’ Mental, Physical Health

Although children and young people may be less likely to get COVID-19 than older adults, a new U.K. study suggests they may face their own physical and mental difficulties. The...

Is ‘Mommy Brain’ A Real Thing?

“Mommy brain” is a long-held perception that mothers are more forgetful and less attentive. But a new study challenges that, showing that motherhood does not diminish attention. “In most studies,...

Walking Shelter Dogs May Ease Veterans’ PTSD Symptoms

The U.S. is home to more than 21 million military veterans, and 20 percent of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Moreover, it is estimated that 20 veterans die...

Therapy May Beat Meds for Some Young People with Early Psychosis

New research from Australia suggests that some young people with early stage first-episode psychosis (FEP) can reduce symptoms and improve functioning with non-pharmaceutical intervention. Investigators from Orygen, a youth mental...

Lack of Boundaries Between Work & Personal Life Tied to Increased Stress

Information communication technologies such as smartphones and tablets allow employees to work anywhere and anytime, blurring the lines between work and nonwork. But having a lack of boundaries between work...
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