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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.



Wed, 02 Sep 2020 02:24:35 +0000


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.



Tue, 01 Sep 2020 03:32:29 +0000


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.



Tue, 01 Sep 2020 03:28:42 +0000


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.



Tue, 01 Sep 2020 03:17:58 +0000


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.



Tue, 01 Sep 2020 03:05:12 +0000


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.



Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:41:37 +0000


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.



Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:00:38 +0000


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.



Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:00:31 +0000


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.



Mon, 31 Aug 2020 10:00:26 +0000


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.



Mon, 31 Aug 2020 03:55:41 +0000


New AI Tool Promises Faster, More Accurate Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence algorithm that can accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s by detecting subtle differences in language. According to researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey,...

The post New AI Tool Promises Faster, More Accurate Alzheimer’s Diagnosis first appeared on Psych Central News.



Sun, 30 Aug 2020 12:00:39 +0000


New Brain Scan Study Could Help Find Best Therapy for OCD

New research has found key differences in the brains of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who respond to one form of therapy over another. The findings could improve the odds that...

The post New Brain Scan Study Could Help Find Best Therapy for OCD first appeared on Psych Central News.



Sun, 30 Aug 2020 11:30:26 +0000


Kids Notice Racial Differences Long Before Adults Want to Talk About It

A new study reveals that very young children, even infants, are aware of racial differences, but many adults believe children should be almost 5 years old before talking to them about...

The post Kids Notice Racial Differences Long Before Adults Want to Talk About It first appeared on Psych Central News.



Sun, 30 Aug 2020 11:00:14 +0000


Boosting Ability to Be Playful May Enhance Satisfaction With Life

A new study finds that simple exercises can help make people more playful, which helps them feel more satisfied with their lives. The new study from psychologists at Martin Luther...

The post Boosting Ability to Be Playful May Enhance Satisfaction With Life first appeared on Psych Central News.



Sat, 29 Aug 2020 12:30:59 +0000


Many Pediatric Heart Nurses Struggle With Emotional Exhaustion

A survey of nurses caring for children with heart issues reveals that more than half are emotionally exhausted. The findings, recently presented at The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress...

The post Many Pediatric Heart Nurses Struggle With Emotional Exhaustion first appeared on Psych Central News.



Sat, 29 Aug 2020 12:00:55 +0000


Healing Psychic Wounds of Codependency

Codependency is more than a relationship problem. It’s a wound to our psyche and individual development. Make no mistake. It’s to no fault of our own. Codependency is adaptive and...

The post Healing Psychic Wounds of Codependency first appeared on Psych Central.



Wed, 26 Aug 2020 14:00:56 +0000


The Difference Between My Sadness and Depression

I have experienced sadness and depression, and I know there is a big difference between the two. Even though I live with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, sometimes I feel...

The post The Difference Between My Sadness and Depression first appeared on Psych Central.



Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:00:30 +0000


Discovering Your Gifts, Appreciating Differences: Therapeutic Use of Psychological Type and the MBTI

Nearly 80 years ago Isabel Briggs Myers developed a personality test she hoped would provide a constructive use of differences at a time when undemocratic regimes were disrupting the peace...

The post Discovering Your Gifts, Appreciating Differences: Therapeutic Use of Psychological Type and the MBTI first appeared on Psych Central.



Wed, 19 Aug 2020 14:00:19 +0000


Turning Pain into Meaning: Is There an Upside to Trauma?

Events are traumatic when they are highly stressful, frightening, or distressing. Such experiences can inflict deep psychological wounds, damaging our mental health and reducing our overall sense of wellbeing. That...

The post Turning Pain into Meaning: Is There an Upside to Trauma? first appeared on Psych Central.



Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:00:58 +0000


Coming to Terms with Unreality

When I was 14 years old, I entered my freshman year of high school feeling nothing but a dull sense of disquietude. I was not happy to be starting the...

The post Coming to Terms with Unreality first appeared on Psych Central.



Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:00:30 +0000