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How Can 12-Year-Olds Be Adults?
In 2014, two 12-year-old girls were alleged to have stabbed a classmate to please an Internet based fictional villain called Slenderman. This week, a Wisconsin state appeals court ruled that these young girls will be tried as adults . Yes, you read that right. Tried as adults. If accepted beyond this specific case, the reasoning behind this decision challenges the rationale for having a juvenile court at all, and flies in the face of everything juvenile ju ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Aug 5
Research Shows 'Dr. Phil' Viewers Are More Likely To Seek Mental Health Treatm...
A new study reveals that those who watch Dr. Phil rsquo s daytime talk show regularly are more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues for both themselves and their children than those who do not watch the program.
Huffington Post - Fri. Aug 5
Mental illness: Could brain size be a risk factor?
A study published in the journal PLOS Biology could explain why large brains are more vulnerable to brain disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer s disease.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jul 30
Transgender identity 'should not be classified as a mental disorder'
The World Health Organization and the American Psychiatric Association should no longer classify transgender individuals as having a mental disorder. This is the conclusion of a new study, which finds that mental health issues among transgender individuals are largely fueled by stigma, rather than transgender identity itself.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jul 30
What Makes a Marriage Stop Working? What You Can Do About It
Linda , a thirty-something working mom, says, The marriage started to fall apart when our child was born. We thought we were on the same page about everything, but when we were faced with the realities of parenting , nothing was what we had imagined. I wasn t getting any sleep , nursing was a nightmare, and on top of everything, I felt like he was competing with the baby for my attention. Dave, her husband, has a different story. I couldn t do anything rig ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 30
Car Talk: Innovative Ways to Connect with Teens
Has your teen hit the brakes on communicating with you Does he shrug his shoulders when you ask him how his day was There is no doubt it, communicating with a teen can feel like being in stuck in gridlock, but there are some things you can do to try to jump start a conversation and it begins in the car. Yes, that small space can be a perfect place to crank up a dialogue with your teen and begin to tune up your relationship. So, buckle up because it may be ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 30
Music Enhances Beer's Flavor
Hearing your favorite song at a bar doesn t just improve the ambience of your 21-and-up social endeavor. A recent study published in Frontiers in Psychology found that the music we listen to while drinking significantly influences the taste of whatever brew we re bringing to our lips. In one of the coolest research projects I ve come across in a while, The Brussels Beer Project teamed up with the UK rock band Editors to concoct a porter-style beer. Tasting ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 30
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Changing Health Care, Especially At Home
Two years after the death of her husband, 88-year-old Jean was still struggling with depression. Suzette Santos, a behavioral health nurse at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York , where I work, had cared for the Long Island, NY resident previously, and when she was reassigned to Jean s case last summer, immediately saw that Jean s mental and physical state had gone downhill. She had lost 20 pounds, wasn t sleeping well, and had no interest in eating, Su ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Jul 30
Brain Geography: Map Details Newly Identified Regions of the Mind
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Bill Carlezon, PhD
Huffington Post - Sat. Jul 30
How to reduce US firearm suicide rates?
NEW YORK, NY, July 28, 2016 - Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center CUMC and New York State Psychiatric Institute NYSPI have found that legislation reducing access to firearms has lowered firearm suicide rates in other countries. This finding is based on evidence from around the world on the relationship between firearm ownership and firearm suicide rates. The report was published recently in the American Journal of Psychiatry . To reduce fir ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 30
MSU criminologist investigates public safety consolidation
In the first comprehensive work of its kind, a Michigan State University criminologist has completed a study on the implementation and outcomes of public safety consolidation - the merging of a city s police and fire departments. In the study, released recently in a report by the U.S. Department of Justice , professor of criminal justice Jeremy Wilson details that while public safety consolidation can work well for some communities, it isn t the best solut ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 30
Blood pressure hormone promotes obesity
New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity. The renin-angiotensin system RAS controls blood pressure and is important for cardiovascular health. Many of the drugs used to treat hypertension high blood pressure and heart failure block or inhibit the RAS. Increasing evidence suggests the RAS also plays a role in controlling energ ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 30
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