January 10, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Poverty’s Impact on a Child’s Mental Health

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers at Cornell University reported that kids who grow up poor are more likely to

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January 09, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children with serious behavioral disorders might fare better at school if they get some exercise during the day, a new study suggests. The researchers focused on children and teenagers with conditions that included autism spectrum

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January 06, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

‘You’re Not My Wife, You’re an Impostor’

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Some quirks of the mind can’t yet be understood. But a new study may be closing in on one longstanding mystery: why someone might have delusions that a loved one is a stranger, or fail

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January 04, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Gun Violence May Be ‘Contagious,’ Study Suggests

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — To predict someone’s risk of becoming a victim of gun violence, a new study offers a suggestion: Look at the company they keep. Researchers report that gun violence may actually be “contagious,” with social networks

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January 04, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Research on U.S. Gun Violence Still a Low Priority, Study Finds

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Even though the United States has the highest death rate from firearms of any developed country, gun violence gets short shrift in government research compared to other leading causes of death, a new study reveals. Guns cause more than

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January 04, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Over-Planning Can Take the Fun Out of Leisure Time

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Leisure time is supposed to be fun time. But, too much planning makes leisure time seem like work, researchers report. They reviewed 13 studies and found that when leisure activities were scheduled, people enjoyed them less. “People associate schedules

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