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May 6, 2015

Online Training Can Teach Psychotherapists Evidence-Based Treatments, Study Finds

May 5, 2015 — Psychotherapy treatments can lag years behind what research has shown to be effective because there simply are not enough clinicians trained in new methods. A new study proposes one solution to the ... read more

New Technology, Tablets Still a Struggle for Older Generations

Apr. 29, 2015 — Learning a new technology can be a daunting task for adults of any age, but this is especially true in older adults. New research looked at tablet acceptance and use across multiple ... read more

Impulsive, Angry Personalities More Prone to Aggressive Driving, Accidents, Study Finds

Apr. 28, 2015 — Drivers with impulsive, angry personality characteristics are more likely than other drivers to engage in the kind of belligerent driving that potentially leads to accidents, a new study confirms. ... read more

Bullying Leads to Depression and Suicidal Thoughts in Teens

Apr. 27, 2015 — High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to findings from ... read more

Some Children Lose Autism Diagnosis but Still Struggle

Apr. 26, 2015 — About one in 14 toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder no longer met the diagnostic criteria in elementary school, but most continued to have emotional/behavior symptoms and required ... read more

Mental Disorders Don't Predict Future Violence, Study Suggests

Apr. 24, 2015 — Most psychiatric disorders -- including depression -- do not predict future violent behavior, reports a new longitudinal study of delinquent youth. The only exception is substance abuse and ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing ... read more

How 'Time Is Money' Thinking Can Hurt the Environment

Apr. 24, 2015 — Thinking 'time is money' can be a barrier for people to act in environmentally friendly ways, even for tasks like recycling that take mere seconds, according to ... read more

Tantrums, Transmitters and Treatments: Neurotransmitters Linked Aggressive Behavior

Apr. 23, 2015 — How do some of us manage to control our violent tendencies while others cannot? Research may help to address this question. International collaborators found that an increase in the levels of two ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — A new study of teenagers and their moms reveals how adolescent brains negotiate risk -- and the factors that modulate their risk-taking behind the wheel. Researchers observed that teens driving alone ... read more

Failing to Provide for Kids Leads to Aggression and Delinquency, According to New Study

Apr. 21, 2015 — Parents who chronically neglect their children contribute to the likelihood that they will develop aggressive and delinquent tendencies later in adolescence, research shows. The one factor that links ... read more

Parent Training Can Reduce Serious Behavioral Problems in Young Children With Autism

Apr. 21, 2015 — A multi-site study finds young children with autism spectrum disorder and serious behavioral problems respond positively to a 24-week structured parent training. The benefits of parent training ... read more

Sex Difference in Competitiveness Even Among the Fastest Runners

Apr. 21, 2015 — Sex differences in some behaviors are well established, but it's unclear whether differences still occur within highly selective sub-populations, such as expert financial decision makers or ... read more

Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Associated With Anxiety Symptoms in 3-Year-Olds

Apr. 21, 2015 — Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings, researchers report. The study shows the importance of considering ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Patients who are obese, diabetic or both have the highest incidence of brain tumors, and they offer a clue that insulin is a factor for some glioblastoma patients. But a new study suggests drugs ... read more

Autism-Epilepsy Connection Explored in Four Studies

Apr. 20, 2015 — Epilepsy affects nearly 30 percent of all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurobehavioral condition marked by impaired social and language development. Conversely, many patients with ... read more

Successfully Managing Fatigue in People With Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 20, 2015 — Fatigue is one of the most commonly reported and debilitating symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and can significantly reduce an individual's quality of life. Unlike the tiredness that we all ... read more

Protecting Students from Homophobic Bullying

Apr. 17, 2015 — Students who are bullied because of sexual orientation have willing defenders among their classmates -- motivated by leadership, courage, their beliefs in justice, altruism and having lesbian, gay, ... read more

Two Drugs Reduce Teacher-Rated Anxiety, in Addition to ADHD, Aggression

Apr. 17, 2015 — The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

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