Health

Poor social skills may be harmful to health

Those who struggle in social situations may be at greater risk for mental and physical health problems, according to a new study from the University of Arizona.

Autism spectrum disorders

Timing of autism diagnosis tied to choice of treatment

(HealthDay)—Children diagnosed with autism before age 4 are more likely to get behavioral therapy and less likely to be treated with drugs than those diagnosed later on, a new study says.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How do children learn empathy?

Empathy, the ability to understand others and feel compassion for them, is arguably the most defining human quality – setting us apart from smart machines and even other animals. Without it, we couldn't function in social ...