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Legalizing Gay Marriage Reduces Youth Suicide Attempt Rate, Study Finds

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Dec 28, 2020 … BALTIMORE — Legalizing same-sex marriage has a positive effect upon the mental health of young adults, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, referenced a survey supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), collecting data from 1999 to 2015— the…

Kids who play sports less likely to suffer from depression, study finds

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Dec 16, 2020 … TRONDHEIM, Norway — There’s plenty of heart-healthy reasons to get children involved in recreational sports, but now the emotional benefits may be just as important. That’s because a new study finds active children are less likely to experience depression. That conclusion had already been reached in previous studies for adults, but researchers at the Norwegian University of…

Bosses need love too! Supervisors who feel appreciated help companies perform better

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Dec 12, 2020 … ORLANDO, Fla. — It might seem awkward or even inappropriate to give your boss some praise for their work, but a new study finds they need the encouragement just as much as anyone else. Researchers from the University of Central Florida say supervisors who feel appreciated have more energy and project more optimism. This isn’t…

Eat well, feel good: Mediterranean diet can help fight depression, study shows

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Dec 10, 2020 … VICTORIA, Australia — Feeling down? A change in diet might just be what the doctor orders. Research out of Deakin University in Australia finds that following the Mediterranean diet, which has been highly cited for its healthy benefits, may also help to fight depression. It’s great news for anyone who already follows the clean-eating diet, and…

Sleep, exercise key to leaving bad work days at the office

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Nov 30, 2020 … ORLANDO — A recent study shows that healthy sleep schedules and exercise routines can be helpful in more ways than you think, especially at work. It turns out these everyday practices may stop an individual from bringing their work problems into the home environment. Shannon Taylor,  a professor and Ph.D program coordinator in the management department…

People who rarely exercise nearly twice as likely to be depressed, anxious

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Nov 11, 2020 … LONDON — In the midst of a particularly anxious day, or a prolonged depressive episode, the notion of clearing one’s mind and gearing up for a workout can feel downright impossible. Ironically, a study finds forcing yourself to exercise may be the best thing to do in mentally turbulent times. Researchers at University College London conclude…

Psychedelic substance in ‘magic mushrooms’ can alleviate depression

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Nov 05, 2020 … BALTIMORE, Md. — Researchers say “magic mushrooms” produce hallucinations and “profound changes in consciousness” a few hours after ingestion. Historically, these tiny pieces of fungi have been considered nothing more than a recreational drug with no real medicinal value. A groundbreaking new study may change all of that for people suffering from depression. Researchers from…

No meds needed: Anxiety, stress can be eliminated by doing this every week

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Nov 01, 2020 … WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical companies may need a dose of their own medications. A new study finds the best treatment for anxiety may not come from your local pharmacy, but rather a quiet room in your home. The study, published in the journal Psychiatry Research, reports that eight-weeks of mindfulness meditation can be crucially beneficial for those who…

People Who Like Dark Humor Are More Intelligent, Study Finds

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Oct 25, 2020 … VIENNA — Having an appreciation for dark or “black” humor doesn’t make you a disgusting human being after all, a new study finds. In fact, it actually may speak well for your overall character, despite prior studies claiming otherwise. The surprising findings by researchers at the Medical University of Vienna in Austria took its results from 156…

Fall is America’s favorite season, but pumpkin spice or cooler temps aren’t the biggest reasons

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Oct 15, 2020 … NEW YORK — Fall is here and Americans are trading in their beach towels for pumpkin spice-flavored everything. While seasonal treats may be a popular perk of autumn, a survey finds they’re not the biggest reason America loves this time of year. A poll of 2,000 people in the U.S. finds more than half can’t wait…

Digital psychiatry: Study finds virtual therapy more effective than face-to-face meetings

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Oct 13, 2020 … HAMILTON, Ontario — Therapy is an incredibly private, personal process between a patient and their therapist, which is why the findings of a new study are so surprising. One would assume that trying to make legitimate psychological progress via remote therapy would be a fool’s errand. After all, how can anyone really connect with their therapist…

Work productivity improves after 30 minutes of fresh air outdoors, research shows

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Sep 26, 2020 … LONDON — It won’t take long for you to reap the rewards of spending time in nature, especially if you step outside at work, according to a recent survey of 2,000 employees and 1,000 managers. The research concludes just 29 minutes spent outdoors results in a 45% increase in productivity. Moreover, 63% of surveyed employees say…

Financial success can lead to loneliness, struggle maintaining relationships

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Sep 23, 2020 … A deeper look into how achieving financial goals impacts friendship reveals that the drive to be successful can easily result in the opposite socially. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Previous research finds that when people base their self-worth on their financial success, they often feel lonely in their day-to-day lives. A recent study demonstrates this isn’t the…

Natural depression remedy: Staying social is ‘strongest protective factor’ against the blues

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Aug 17, 2020 … Researchers say having a person that you feel comfortable confiding may be the most important aspect of social connection when it comes to fighting depression. BOSTON — What’s the best way to avoid feeling depressed? Some will tell you staying active and physically fit keeps the blues away, while others may turn to retail therapy when…

Surprising study: Teen social media use won’t lead to depression

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Aug 13, 2020 … NEW YORK — Parents, teachers, and doctors alike have speculated for years that frequent social media use predisposes teenagers and adolescents toward depressive thoughts, feelings, and episodes. Now, however, a surprising new study from Columbia University finds daily social media use is not associated with an increased risk for depression. It hardly felt possible before COVID-19,…

Nostalgic for 2019: Three in four Americans worry life will never go back to ‘normal’

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Jul 21, 2020 … NEW YORK — Remember the good old days, way back in 2019? It’s an odd feeling to be nostalgic for a time that just passed, but according to a new survey of 2,000 Americans, many among us are worried the world will never return to its simpler, pre-coronavirus state. All in all, 75% of surveyed Americans…

Healthy habits: Comforting rituals, traditions key to stress relief

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Jul 19, 2020 … MANSFIELD, Conn. — Weddings, graduation ceremonies, barbecues, and everything in between are being cancelled in mass quantities due to COVID-19. Ironically, a new study finds that we could all use events like these more than ever in the wake of the coronavirus. We’re all feeling extra stressed in 2020, and researchers from the University of Connecticut…

Pup parenting: Dogs help nurture kids’ emotional-social development, study suggests

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Jul 06, 2020 … New research contends that children who own a dog have healthier social habits and are more considerate towards others. PERTH, Australia — There’s no doubt that dogs can bring a whole lot of joy to a household. Our canine companions are loyal, caring, and offer unconditional love to every member of the family. Now, an interesting…