Health

A more effective at-home treatment for IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10% of the U.S. population and costs upwards of $1 billion a year in medical bills and lost productivity, according to Penn clinical psychologist Melissa Hunt, who has spent 15 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders

A unique residential study has concluded that, contrary to perceived wisdom, people with eating disorders do not lose self-control—leading to binge-eating—in response to stress. The findings of the Cambridge-led research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Outside factors may help children develop internal control

The ability to control your own behavior, known as executive function, might not exist all in your head. A new theory proposes that it develops with many influences from outside the mind.

Health

Clinical preventive service use varies across the United States

Use of recommended clinical preventive services varies across the United States, with insurance status being the dominant factor associated with service use, according to research published in the April 2 issue of the U.S. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Experts say getting back to a mask-free norm may take time for some

As more people across the country become vaccinated against COVID-19, the CDC released guidelines last Monday allowing for fully vaccinated people to gather together without masks. But pulling off the mask and adjusting to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A remote, computerized training program eases anxiety in children

Anxiety levels in the United States are rising sharply and have especially intensified in younger populations. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect 31.9 percent of children ...

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