Psychology & Psychiatry

Social media break improves mental health, according to a new study

Asking people to stop using social media for just one week could lead to significant improvements in their well-being, depression and anxiety, and could in the future be recommended as a way to help people manage their mental ...

Genetics

Study identifies genetic markers related to leadership

A new study led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has identified the locations of nine significant genetic markers associated with leadership. For the first time, this allows researchers to examine ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Taking care of the young caregivers

Adolescent caregivers in the UK were more at risk of experiencing psychological distress and poor mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic than their non-caregiver peers. The finding, by Tohoku University researchers ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Bullying has long-term negative consequences

Being bullied can lead to mental health problems immediately after you have been bullied, such as having a negative self-image or feeling depressed or lonely. A team of researchers from Tilburg University, University of Antwerp ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Activity is good. Varied activity is better

The recommendations are clear: physical activity is good for mental health. But it also depends on how varied it is. That's what a new study by researchers at the University of Basel shows, pointing to one of the reasons ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parent, child well-being affected by schooling mode during COVID-19

Children not receiving in-person school instruction and their parents have worse mental, emotional, and physical health outcomes, according to research published in the March 19 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

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