For up to 7 years following the death of a grandmother, adolescent males show a 50% increase in depression symptoms than their non-grieving peers. Mothers of girls were also at increased risk of depression.
When presented with a meal, the food a child dislikes is a stronger indicator of what they will eat compared to food they like.
43% of children who experience insomnia continue to experience symptoms of the sleep disorder during adolescence and into adulthood.
Parkinson's patients who increase the number of flavonoid-rich foods they consume as part of their diet have a lower mortality risk than those who don't.
An experimental diet that reduced the intake of omega-6 fatty acids and increased omega-3 fatty acids improved mood variability in those with bipolar disorder.
Male children with isolated GnRH deficiency (IGD), a rare endocrine disorder associated with a lack of sex hormone during the second trimester of development, report more gender non-conformity than males without IGD. The same was not true for females with IGD.
Older adults who frequently connect with friends and others in social situations perform better on cognitive function tests than those who are not so social.
A close relationship with fathers has broad and positive effects across adolescence for both male and female children.
People may actively decide to withhold feeling compassion for others when they believe it is more challenging or requires mental effort.