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Digital Tech Helps Supplement CBT for Opioid Abuse

Researchers announce that an automated text messaging service may help to curb opioid abuse and reduce the likelihood of relapse while also decreasing treatment costs. Investigators from Washington University School […]

Some Workplace Anxiety Can Be Beneficial

Emerging research suggests anxiety at work may not always be a bad thing; it may actually improve motivation and enhance performance. “There are a lot of theories and models of […]

Nasal Ketamine Shows Promise for Depression & Suicidal Thoughts

New research suggests a nasal spray formulation of ketamine may be an option for the rapid treatment of symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts. In a double-blind study, investigators […]

Maternal Depression May Impact Child’s IQ

Maternal depression can negatively impact a child’s cognitive development at least until the age of 16, according to a new study published in the journal Child Development. Researchers from the […]

Nearly 80 Genes Linked to Depression

United Kingdom scientists have identified nearly 80 genes associated with depression, a finding that could help explain why some people may be at a higher risk of developing the condition. […]

In Polluted Cities, Kids Show Hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease may get a very early start in people living in polluted megacities, according to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Research. The University of Montana […]

Study: Transgender Youth More Likely To Be Diagnosed with Mental Disorders

New research finds that transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify with the gender they are assigned at birth. […]

Mental Disorders Called One of Top Causes of Childhood Disease

Despite a global decline in childhood infectious diseases, the prevalence of mental illness among youth has remained the same. That makes mental disorders one of the main origins of illness […]

Equal Earnings May Affect Whether Cohabitating Couples Get Married

Some research suggests that cohabitating couples are less likely to marry when the male partner lacks full-time work or earns less than his female partner, while other research suggests that […]

Survey: Disabled Workers Overcoming Barriers to Employment

People with disabilities often face significant barriers to employment, resulting in poorer labor force participation, higher unemployment rates, and lower wages compared to non-disabled workers. In a new review, published […]
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