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Anti-anxiety medication limits empathetic behavior in rats

Study confirms previous research showing that rats display empathy when freeing trapped companions ...

Dose of nature is just what the doctor ordered

People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor ...

Antipsychotic use in childhood could have significant long-term effects

Study reveals potential life-long impacts of early antipsychotic use on depression, anxiety and hyperactivity. ... Full story

Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor for anxiety disorders, UTA researchers find

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are also more vulnerable to additional problems like depression, drug dependence, suicidal behavior and educational underachievement. ... Full story

For children with Tourette syndrome, environmental responses to tics play big role

Study suggests using competing response to combat an oncoming tic ... Full story

Mental health issues tackled with new online resource

The first research-based online resource in Australia to present the lived experiences of people diagnosed with severe mental health problems was launched on 16 June by the Hon Steve Dimopoulos MP, State Member for Oakleigh, and Chair of the Mental Health Expert Taskforce. ... Full story

Okayama University research: Self-administered aroma foot massage may reduce symptoms of anxiety

Okayama University research: Self-administered aroma foot massage may reduce symptoms of anxiety ... Full story

Alcohol exposure during adolescence leads to chronic stress vulnerability

Drinking during early to mid-adolescence can lead to vulnerability to chronic stress, according to new research from Binghamton University. ... Full story

Alcohol exposure during adolescence leads to chronic stress vulnerability

Drinking during early to mid-adolescence can lead to vulnerability to chronic stress, according to new research from Binghamton University. ... Full story

More and more research shows friends are good for your health

Overwhelmed recently by the stress of an impending move — along with the usual demands of a busy life — I turned to the people I love. ... Full story

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