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Time Spent On Social Media Doesn’t Affect Risk Of Mental Disorders, Study Finds

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Nov 07, 2017 … ORLANDO — While many blame heavy social media use for today’s mental health crisis among adolescents, a new study finds that evidence pointing to time spent on Facebook or Snapchat isn’t linked to a higher risk of loneliness, social anxiety, or other disorders. Instead, the authors believe critics should focus more on the manner in which…

Anxiously attached partners have trouble with jealousy when a baby enters the relationship

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Oct 07, 2020 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — Having an anxious attachment style is not the end-all-be-all recipe for disaster in a relationship. When a newborn baby arrives however, a study finds it can ruffle a few feathers. Ohio State University researchers say an anxious or jealous partner can make an already stressful transition even more chaotic. “You might think,…

Heavy Drinking In Teen Years Causes Changes In Brain Linked To Psychological Problems In Adulthood

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Jun 18, 2019 … CHICAGO — Teenage drinking can cause a good deal of problems in the short term, but now a new study has found that it may also cause long lasting changes in teens’ brains many years after that first nasty hangover wears off. Drinking, specifically binge drinking, in adolescence has lasting effects on the brain’s wiring in…

Perfectionism Is On The Rise, And It’s A Major Cause Of Mental Health Issues, Study Finds

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Jan 08, 2018 … BATH, England — They might say that nobody’s perfect, but don’t tell millennials that. A new study finds that perfectionism is far more prevalent among young adults than previous generations, and the trend is adversely affecting their mental health. Researchers in the United Kingdom examined data on nearly 42,000 college students from English-speaking countries who had…

Study: Playing Video Games Puts Young Girls At Risk Of Isolation, Delayed Social Skills

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Apr 27, 2019 … WASHINGTON — Playing video games frequently won’t affect the social development of boys, but young girls were at greater risk of experiencing isolation and delayed social skills, according to a new longitudinal study of children ages 6-12. With the popularity of video games steadily rising around the world, parents, educators, and policymakers have raised concerns about…

Pay Attention: Easily-Distracted Kindergarteners Earn Less In Adulthood, Study Finds

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Jun 20, 2019 … MONTREAL — Young children around the ages of five or six are usually powder kegs of energy, excitedly interacting with anything and everything they can get their hands on. Most of the time, the quirks of childhood are simply written off as part of the process of growing up, but can a young child’s behavior accurately predict…

Video game addiction not a problem for most kids, but some gamers face serious issues later in life

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Nov 02, 2020 … WASHINGTON — There’s a certain perception society has about children who play a lot of video games. While some may think most kids who like their gaming systems have an unhealthy addiction, researchers at Brigham Young University say not so fast. According to a six-year study released by the American Physiological Association, playing video games…

Drinking even a small amount of alcohol while pregnant can put baby’s brain in danger

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Oct 03, 2020 … SYDNEY, Australia — Is there any “safe” amount of alcohol a pregnant woman can drink without possibly doing harm to her unborn child? It doesn’t look like it, according to a new study from the University of Sydney. Researchers say even low levels of alcohol use while pregnant can potentially have a “significant impact” on…

Nearly Quarter Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Mental Disorder, Study Finds

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Nov 01, 2017 … HOUSTON — Undocumented Mexican immigrants living near the California-Mexico border experience increased rates of clinical depression and anxiety, a new study finds. Researchers at Rice University examined the incidence of mental illnesses and substance abuse among 250 individuals within this stressed population, finding that 23 percent met the DSM’s criteria for having a mental disorder.…

Coronavirus kindness: Americans genuinely more concerned for others during pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — Are Americans showing more selfishness or selflessness during the coronavirus pandemic? An uplifting new survey shows that, thankfully and admirably, it’s the latter. Results show that people generally report worrying more about their loved ones’ health or unknowingly spreading the virus to others than their own wellbeing. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and…

Family Ties: Strong Bond Between Siblings Can Negate Harmful Effects Of Fighting Parents

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Oct 10, 2019 … ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Constant fighting between a mom and dad can have an incredibly adverse effect on their children. In fact, kids who experience constant fighting and conflict among their parents have been shown to be at a greater risk of developing mental health problems later on in life. However, a new three-year study conducted at…

Smartphone Addiction Increases Loneliness, Isolation; No Different From Substance Abuse, Experts Say

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Apr 19, 2018 … SAN FRANCISCO — It’s well-known that smartphone, or more broadly, digital addiction can result in many negative mental effects on people over time. Recent research even found it creates a brain imbalance in teens. Now a new study finds that over-attachment to your phone can cause serious social problems — boosting feelings of loneliness and…

Timid Babies Likely To Be Introverts In Adulthood, Study Finds

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Apr 22, 2020 … WASHINGTON — Could an infant’s temperament predict how the child will behave years later? New research indicates that may very well be the case. Babies who appear fearful of others or demonstrate shyness are more prone to having a reserved, introverted personality in adulthood, a new study shows. Researchers with the National Institutes of Mental Health…

Cannabis use during pregnancy can change a child’s mental ability, behavior

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Oct 20, 2020 … PULLMAN, Wash. — From smoking, to drinking, to poor diet choices, there are many things that negatively impact a pregnancy. A study is adding to that list, saying regular cannabis use may have serious side-effects that last into adulthood for that child. Researchers at Washington State University find offspring of regular cannabis users experience long-term cognitive…

Study: A Troubled Childhood Linked To Serious Heart Problems Years Later

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May 05, 2020 … EVANSTON, Ill. — No one’s past is perfect, but we all push forward toward a better tomorrow. Some, though, had a tougher past than others. When awful events like childhood neglect or trauma happen, it can take years before that person is able to mentally move on. Now, a new study finds that a dysfunctional or…