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Imaging Biomarker Predicts Response to Rapid Antidepressant

Imaging Biomarker Predicts Response to Rapid Antidepressant

Researchers have discovered a potential neuroimaging biomarker that could help personalize treatments for depression.

Low-income Pregnant Women in Rural Areas Experience High Levels of Stress: Mothers’ and Babies’ Health at Risk

Low-income Pregnant Women in Rural Areas Experience High Levels of Stress: Mothers’ and Babies’ Health at Risk

A new study indicates low-income pregnant women in rural areas experience high levels of stress yet lack appropriate means to manage their emotional and physical well-being.

Nearly Half Of Children With Autism Wander Or “Bolt” From Safe Places

Nearly Half Of Children With Autism Wander Or “Bolt” From Safe Places

A new study found that nearly half of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are reported to wander or “bolt,” and more than half of these children go missing.

In Pain? Relieve Yourself By Keeping You Brain Busy

In Pain? Relieve Yourself By Keeping You Brain Busy

A new study published in Psychological Science this week has shown that it could be possible to boost pain relief by keeping the brain active. The study suggests that embarking in a memory task can help to reduce pain by distracting the patient. The findings could provide additional avenues to consider for effective pain management.

Emotional Differences Between Rich And Poor – Lower Socio-Economic Class Quicker To Express Compassion

Emotional Differences Between Rich And Poor – Lower Socio-Economic Class Quicker To Express Compassion

New research from UC Berkeley psychologists suggests that there could be emotional differences between the rich and poor. Researchers have discovered that people in the lower socio-economic class are quicker to show compassion, and are more attuned to suffering than their wealthier counterparts.

Dehumanized Perceptions Could Facilitate Torture And Genocide

Dehumanized Perceptions Could Facilitate Torture And Genocide

A father in Louisiana bludgeoned and beheaded his disabled 7-year-old son last August because he no longer wanted to care for the boy.

Research Highlights Shocking Facts About Victims Of Elderly Abuse

Research Highlights Shocking Facts About Victims Of Elderly Abuse

New research published in this month’s Journal of the American Geriatric Society suggests elderly victims of abuse are more likely to be female, and to suffer from some form of neurological or mental health disorder. Additionally, and quite astonishingly, the report suggests elderly abuse victims are more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol than their non-abused counterparts.

Poor Physical Health Reduces Life Expectancy For Mentally Ill Patients

Poor Physical Health Reduces Life Expectancy For Mentally Ill Patients

People with server mental illness could have a reduced life expectancy, a new report suggests. However, the reduced life expectancy has more to do with patients poor physical health rather than acts of suicide. Cardiovascular disease tops the list of physical illnesses within mentally ill patients.

Meditation Training Promotes Positive Psychology And Better Cellular Health

Meditation Training Promotes Positive Psychology And Better Cellular Health

Californian researchers have discovered a link between the positive psychological changes which occur as a result of meditation and greater telomerase activity. Telomerase, an enzyme which is important for cellular health, help rebuild and lengthen telomeres. Additionally, participants within the study attained numerous psychological benefits from meditation training, while decreasing negative emotionality.

Is There A Link Between Early Stress And Mood Disorders In Adulthood?

Is There A Link Between Early Stress And Mood Disorders In Adulthood?

New psychological research from Concordia University has been performed to investigate the link between childhood stresses and later onset of mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder. The researchers discovered higher levels of Cortisol within test subjects from families with a history of mental disorders. However, researchers stated that the test subjects from “at risk” families might not go on to develop mood disorders of their own.

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