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Anorexia Nervosa Comes in All Sizes, Including Plus Size

A new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), finds adolescents and young adults whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular and...
Borderline Personality Disorder Brings Middle-Age Heart Risks

Borderline Personality Disorder Brings Middle-Age Heart Risks

Emerging research suggests middle-aged adults who show symptoms of borderline personality disorder should be screened for cardiovascular risks. Investigators discovered that this particular mental
Smoking May Hike Risk of Depression, Schizophrenia

Smoking May Hike Risk of Depression, Schizophrenia

A new investigation from the U.K. suggests tobacco smoking may increase the risk of developing depression and schizophrenia. University of Bristol researchers believe the study adds to a growing
Some Mind-Body Therapies May Cut Opioid Use for Pain

Some Mind-Body Therapies May Cut Opioid Use for Pain

In the first meta-analysis of scientific literature on the role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain, researchers have found that some of these treatments can reduce pain.
Old Brain Injury May be Cause of Dementia, Not Alzheimer’s

Old Brain Injury May be Cause of Dementia, Not Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests MRI scans can help to determine if memory loss is caused by Alzheimer’s disease or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Researchers say the differentiation is important because...
New Method for Tracking Self-Injury and Suicide IDs Risk Factors

New Method for Tracking Self-Injury and Suicide IDs Risk Factors

New research on self-injury mortality (SIM) promotes an improved method to examine national trends for current epidemics of suicide and drug-related deaths. The SIM study compared trends among
Self-Control Not the Same as Sacrificing Pleasure

Self-Control Not the Same as Sacrificing Pleasure

A new study suggests an indulgent dietary choice does not necessarily equate to a lack of self-control. Specifically, a decision to eat chocolate cake instead of carrot sticks is not...
Similar Brain Circuits Associated with Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Similar Brain Circuits Associated with Mood and Anxiety Disorders

For the first time, researchers have found evidence that individuals with mood and anxiety disorders share the same abnormalities in regions of the brain involved in emotional and cognitive
Genetics May Someday Predict Risk of Stress-Related Depression

Genetics May Someday Predict Risk of Stress-Related Depression

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes a variety of severe symptoms that affect all aspects of everyday life. To complicate matters, the reason people become depressed...
Breaking Up Negative Thoughts May Ward Off Relapse of Depression

Breaking Up Negative Thoughts May Ward Off Relapse of Depression

Norwegian researchers have found that a specific type of therapy – termed metacognition – significantly reduces the risk of relapse. Metacognitive therapy involves teaching patients not to respond to

Study: Anxiety & Depression Don’t Vary With Teens’ Time on Social Media

A new eight-year study suggests the amount of time teens spend on social media is not directly increasing the risk of anxiety or depression. The finding is relevant as the...
Good Heart Health Can Lead to Good Brain Health

Good Heart Health Can Lead to Good Brain Health

Emerging research suggests paying attention to cardiovascular health can provide a double benefit as good heart health is related to good brain health. Emory University researchers studied twin
Hope Can Aid in Recovery from Anxiety Disorders

Hope Can Aid in Recovery from Anxiety Disorders

New research suggests hope is a trait that can predict resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders. In a new study, clinical psychologist Dr. Matthew Gallager and colleagues examined the role...
Extended Hormone Therapy During Menopause Aids Cognition

Extended Hormone Therapy During Menopause Aids Cognition

Emerging research suggests a longer period of estrogen replacement therapy provides a prolonged cognitive benefit. However, investigators acknowledge that the risk-to-benefit balance of hormone
Rest After Trauma May Help Decrease PTSD Symptoms

Rest After Trauma May Help Decrease PTSD Symptoms

New research suggests a period of rest following a traumatic event can help reduce the subsequent development of involuntary “memory intrusions,” a frequent symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Study: Competitive People Have Higher Risk for Using Drugs

Study: Competitive People Have Higher Risk for Using Drugs

A new study from Spain suggests hostile and competitive people are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. “There are still many questions to answer but what we discovered is...
Study: Only Children Not More Narcissistic Than Those With Siblings

Study: Only Children Not More Narcissistic Than Those With Siblings

New research finds no evidence for the claim that only children are more narcissistic than children with siblings. German social and personality psychologists Drs. Michael Dufner (University of
Severe Morning Sickness May Be Risk Factor for Autism

Severe Morning Sickness May Be Risk Factor for Autism

A new study discovers children whose mothers had a severe form of a morning sickness during pregnancy were 53 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Kaiser...
Performance Anxiety Reduces Pre-Performance Memory

Performance Anxiety Reduces Pre-Performance Memory

New research finds that performance anticipation at work or school may hinder your ability to remember what happened before your presentation or performance. Investigators also discovered that the
Early Prenatal Anemia May Increase Risk of Autism, ADHD

Early Prenatal Anemia May Increase Risk of Autism, ADHD

A new Swedish study suggests anemia early in pregnancy may increase the risk of autism, ADHD and intellectual disability in children. Anemia is a common condition in late pregnancy and...