Mental Health

Why depressed dads should seek help

Why depressed dads should seek help

New research from BYU social work professor Kevin Shafer shows that a dad's depression can have a specific impact on his parenting. "Many studies look...
Exergaming can reduce sedentary time, increase social wellbeing

Exergaming can reduce sedentary time, increase social wellbeing

Digital gaming has generally been perceived to increase individuals' sedentary time. According to Tuomas Kari's dissertation, gaming can also act as a medium to...
Stroke prevention may also save people from dementia

Stroke prevention may also save people from dementia

Ontario's stroke prevention strategy appears to have had an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors. A...
Research reinforces ketamine’s reputation as antidepressant

Research reinforces ketamine’s reputation as antidepressant

Better known as an anesthetic or as an illicit hallucinogenic drug, ketamine has also long been noted for alleviating depression. But ketamine has not been...
To beat depression, you need an achievable goal

To beat depression, you need an achievable goal

The findings of a new study suggest the treatment of people with clinical depression could be improved by helping them set positive, achievable goals. Psychology...
Gene could play a role in PTSD risk

Gene could play a role in PTSD risk

A large new study provides the first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder...
Just 10 minutes of meditation helps anxious people have better focus

Just 10 minutes of meditation helps anxious people have better focus

Just 10 minutes of daily mindful mediation can help prevent your mind from wandering and is particularly effective if you tend to have repetitive,...
Testosterone makes men more impulsive about their decisions

Testosterone makes men more impulsive about their decisions

Hotheaded, impulsive men who shoot first and ask questions later are a staple of Westerns and 1970s cop films, but new research shows there...
Low-fat dairy may help you beat depression

Low-fat dairy may help you beat depression

People who consume low-fat milk and yogurt, rather than whole-fat dairy products, are less likely to have depression, according to researchers in Japan and...
How many Americans recognize mental health issues?

How many Americans recognize mental health issues?

Many Americans have trouble recognizing the signs of anxiety and substance abuse, a new national survey on mental-health literacy suggests. “Our work is designed to help...