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Do Smartphones Contribute to Depression and Relationship Problems?

Cell and smartphone use has become a staple of modern life.  According to the Pew Research Center,  nearly 2/3 of Americans are smartphone owners and those numbers continue to climb every day.  ...
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Does Publication Bias Overstate the Effectiveness of Psychotherapy?

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the US, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.   And most of us have known a loved one, friend or ...
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Need a Break? New Research Agrees with You

Who hasn’t been there….working on a long project for school or work logging more than 4 or 6 hours straight in front of the computer.  That’s a long time!  And it may ...
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Can Childhood Anxiety be Prevented?

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders affecting Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, many with roots in childhood.  Anxiety disorders can range from post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive ...
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Do Common Parenting Practices Hinder Brain Development?

When compared to 50 years ago, life outcomes for American youth are worsening, according to University of Notre Dame professor of psychology, Darcia Narvaez.  Narvaez specializes in moral development in children and ...
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Can Eating Fish Help Depression Risk?

A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health has suggested that eating a lot of fish may help reduce the risk of depression.  Major depression is one of the ...
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Teen Social Media Use – Is there a Mental Health Risk?

The use of smartphones, social media, and messaging apps are now ubiquitous in modern life for teens ages 13-17. The rates of usage in recent years are staggering and continue to grow; ...
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The Autistic Child – Is there a Gender Difference?

We all may know a child affected by Autism.  According to the National Autism Association, 1 in 68 children fall somewhere on the Autism spectrum.  That rate has grown steadily over the ...
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Can Psychology Studies Always be Trusted? What Replicating Research Found

After a few high-profile cases were reported of questionable data in psychology related studies, a year long effort has been made to reproduce the results of some of the most popular published ...
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Are Seniors Getting Smarter? What the New Research Says

A new study from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria conducted by World Population Program researchers has found that older adults are getting smarter.  But, it also reported ...
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