Neuroscience

Targeted brain stimulation dulls social pain

Pairing brain stimulation with an emotion management technique blunts negative emotions, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. The combination may improve emotional regulation in people with psychiatric disorders.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health resilience tied to fewer COVID-19 worries

(HealthDay)—Resilience helps alleviate COVID-19-related worries as well as anxiety and depression, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in Translational Psychiatry.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Compulsive internet use by teens linked to emotional issues

A new study has found internet addiction in teenagers leads to difficulty regulating emotions. However there was no evidence that pre-existing emotional issues are a predictor of obsessive internet use.

Psychology & Psychiatry

A psychological intervention to reduce exercise in anorexia

A paper published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics explores the effects of an improved program for reducing exercise, which is frequently associated with anorexia nervosa.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to keep love alive in the midst of a pandemic

Couples who are cooped up by COVID-19 are getting the rare opportunity to spend more time together, but also discovering the downside of having too much of a good thing, said an expert in romantic relationships at a Harvard ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combating stress and anxiety in family life during COVID-19

Work as usual? Probably not. This is a whole new time and we are all working toward a new normal. When asking others how to describe these times, I hear things like "stressful," "difficult," "frustrating"—all forms of stress.

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