Brain-training games such as those from Lumosity may not boost people's overall thinking abilities or help them make "smarter" decisions, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed information from 128 young adults who were randomly assigned to play either Lumosity games or computer video games for 10 weeks. In contrast, the video games aren't intended to improve cognitive performance and don't adjust in difficulty.
Instagram user Grace is shedding light on the bigger picture of what life is like with depression and anxiety, through humorous memes.
After an abusive relationship pushed Lydia Dziubanek to the brink of suicide, she decided to take control of her life and health for the sake of her children.
People of all ages can develop depression or other mood disorders, and that includes children and adolescents. According to statistics from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3.7 percent of children ages 8 to 15 have a mood disorder. When the ages are skewed higher, 14 percent of 13- to 18-year-olds develop a mood disorder, and 4.7 percent have a "severe" disorder.
If you are -- and almost everyone keeps secrets, large or small -- you may be experiencing negative health effects from thinking about them, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In the study, Slepian and other researchers asked more than 2,000 participants a series of questions about their secrets and the effects of keeping them. The researchers analyzed the effects of more than 13,000 secrets the study participants kept.
In a recent interview with Forces TV, a U.K. Army channel, Prince Harry opened up about his experience with panic attacks, giving an honest description of what it’s like to deal with this mental health issue.
Many successful people have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, singer Justin Timberlake and comedian-actor Howie Mandel. On the more local level, Daniel Arrigg Koh is among successful people who don't let ADHD get in the way of their accomplishments. Before this role, he held positions that included working as general manager of HuffPost Live, serving as advisor to former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and working in nonprofit consulting.
“I want to be more forgetful!” said no one, ever, but a group of scientists now say that forgetfulness might not be as bad as you think—it could help your brain work more efficiently. In the paper, researchers Paul Frankland, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s Child & Brain Development program, and Blake Richards, an associate fellow in the Learning in Machines & Brains program, say that your brain works to forget some things you learn in order to make you smarter. It works in two ways, they say: One is that forgetting allows you to adapt to new situations by helping you to let go of outdated and potentially wrong information, which can get in your way of helping you make a good, modern decision.
Indeed, the first but sometimes hardest step is simply letting the person know of your concern and your willingness to provide support. "Let the individual know you are there to be helpful, and that you are bringing it up out of genuine concern for them," says psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, president and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and a member of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Communication. Depression can be so severe it interferes with daily life, but often it may appear as persistent unhappiness, irritability, anger, lethargy or other feelings and emotions that the individual may ascribe to something other than depression.
President Donald Trump’s tweeting is so prolific he’s been dubbed a “modern social media master.” And on Friday, POTUS once again turned to his favorite platform to express some of his feelings. The tweets continued with, “The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media – over 100 million people! I can go around them.” Then he wrote, “Despite the phone Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great.
The research, which was published in the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, involved three different studies that tested nearly 400 people on their mind-wandering habits, as well as how much grit, i.e. For the first study, participants were asked to fill out an online questionnaire about how often their mind wandered in everyday life and how much grit they had. In the second study, the researchers had participants fill out another questionnaire but measured how aware people were of their mind-wandering.
Approximately 18 percent of American adults suffer from anxiety disorder, but it remains a taboo topic to discuss because society still hasn't shaken the stigma against mental illness. Chrissy Teigen isn't letting that stop her from opening up about her struggles with anxiety, and it makes us love her even more. In a recent interview with Marie Claire, Teigen explained what anxiety feels like and it'll sound painfully familiar to anyone who's ever struggled with the condition.
For many women, body image is a constant battle. Just 30-minutes spent exercising can make women feel stronger and thinner long after leaving the gym. “Women, in general, have a tendency to feel negatively about their bodies,” senior author Kathleen Martin Ginis, professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences, told EurekAlert.
This Baltimore schoolteacher is turning her own mental health struggles into teachable moments.
During her YouTube live stream on Friday night, Katy Perry shared her past struggles with a few emotional topics. While at Witness World Wide, she discussed them with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh, who is best known for his series The Therapist on Viceland. During their talk, they touched on Perry's relationship with her parents, her love life, issues with alcoholism, and times when the singer had struggled with suicidal thoughts.
Millennials are recognized by their predecessors as the generation attached to their screens. And while this may be true and often criticized, a new study shows that there are positive outcomes from this behavior, including a spike in self-care behaviors.
LONDON (AP) — Prince William says he is sad his wife and two young children can't meet his late mother, Princess Diana.
Pine uses a flip phone because “I just like the simple … I don’t want to be connected so much.” Experts who study stress and anxiety say he's onto something.