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Refugees struggle with mental illness, suicide attempts increaseOpen in a New Window

Aid groups say that as hope of resettlement dims for many refugees, mental illness is on the rise.

 

Handling workplace biasesOpen in a New Window

Positive psychology can help companies promote positive workplace cultures.

 

Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depressionOpen in a New Window

A study says psychological disorders may show up years after a blow to the head.

 

For some, the best therapy can be stroking a velvety noseOpen in a New Window

Veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress find that a horse can relate.

 

Understanding why loneliness exists can help ease itOpen in a New Window

New research that examines the vicious circle of social isolation also points to the evolutionary origins of loneliness, and a way for people to escape it.

 

Social interaction is critical for mental and physical healthOpen in a New Window

People who have close social ties have fewer health problems and live longer.

 

Why we should say someone is a 'person with an addiction,' not an addictOpen in a New Window

It matters how addiction and dependence are described.

 

Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depressionOpen in a New Window

In a small study, kids with traumatic brain injuries were more likely to have an anxiety disorder than those without brain injuries.

 

Brain scans may help predict autism in high-risk infantsOpen in a New Window

A new kind of brain scan may be able to predict when a baby as young as 6 months old will develop autism.

 

Even moderate drinking might be bad for aging brainsOpen in a New Window

Moderate drinkers were more likely to develop worrisome brain changes that might signal eventual memory loss.

 

Doctor depression, suicide slowly coming out of shadowsOpen in a New Window

The medical profession has a higher-than-average suicide rate but is one in which admitting to mental health struggles can carry a stigma.

 

Implicit bias: Is everyone racist?Open in a New Window

Few people openly admit to holding racist beliefs but many psychologists claim most of us are nonetheless unintentionally racist.

 

Going to church might be good for your healthOpen in a New Window

A recent study shows that people who attend worship services may reduce their mortality risk by 55 percent.
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