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Many Seniors with Depression Faring Well During Pandemic

A new study finds that one very vulnerable population group appears to be holding its own during the COVID-19 pandemic. An assessment of seniors with a pre-existing major depressive disorder... The post Many Seniors with Depression Faring Well During Pandemic first appeared on Psych Central News.

Virtual Body Swapping With Friend Can Alter Your Sense of Self

A new study shows that, when pairs of friends swapped bodies in a perceptual illusion, their beliefs about their own personalities became more similar to their beliefs about their friends’... The post Virtual Body Swapping With Friend Can Alter Your Sense of Self first appeared on Psych Central News.

Genetic Study on Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis May Lead to Earlier Diagnosis

A new Danish study identifies genetic risk factors for developing bipolar disorder and psychosis among people with depression. Bipolar disorder and thought disorders such as schizophrenia are serious mental disorders,... The post Genetic Study on Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis May Lead to Earlier Diagnosis first appeared on Psych Central News.

Alzheimer’s Treatment With Antibodies Shows Promise in Clearing Plaques, Aiding Cognition

New research suggests a different therapeutic approach may be helpful in reducing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, University of Kentucky investigators discovered an antibody that targets neuro-inflammation... The post Alzheimer's Treatment With Antibodies Shows Promise in Clearing Plaques, Aiding Cognition first appeared on Psych Central News.

Pandemic Taking A Toll on Those With Eating Disorders

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound, negative impact on nine out of 10 people with eating disorders, according to a new study from the U.K. While it is well... The post Pandemic Taking A Toll on Those With Eating Disorders first appeared on Psych Central News.

Depressed, Anxious Young Men May Be at Greater Risk for Mid-Life Heart Attack

Depression or anxiety in young adult males, ages 18 or 19, is linked to a 20 percent greater risk of having a heart attack in middle age, according to a... The post Depressed, Anxious Young Men May Be at Greater Risk for Mid-Life Heart Attack first appeared on Psych Central News.

Study Aims to ID Which Young Adults with Depression May Benefit from Exercise

Aerobic exercise has clearly been shown to help young adults with major depression, and a new study from Rutgers University researchers suggests it may be possible to predict who would... The post Study Aims to ID Which Young Adults with Depression May Benefit from Exercise first appeared on Psych Central News.

Germ Aversion Tied to More Preventative Behavior During Pandemic

People with germ and disease aversion are much more likely to engage in COVID-19 preventative behaviors, compared to older adults or those with a perceived higher risk, according to a... The post Germ Aversion Tied to More Preventative Behavior During Pandemic first appeared on Psych Central News.

Feeling Panicked Without Phone Tied to Worse OCD, Poor Sleep Quality

A new study finds a link between feelings of panic when a person is away from their smartphone and increased anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behavior. A related study found that these... The post Feeling Panicked Without Phone Tied to Worse OCD, Poor Sleep Quality first appeared on Psych Central News.

Effectiveness of Virtual Communities Hinge on Trust

In a new study, researchers based in Italy propose that development of trust among all participants is a key objective metric when assessing the effectiveness of virtual groups. Virtual communities... The post Effectiveness of Virtual Communities Hinge on Trust first appeared on Psych Central News.
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