People tend to significantly overestimate how many other people hold the same conceptual beliefs of objects, events, people, concepts, and words as they do.
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Cognitive rumination, or repetitive negative thinking, while in a "low mood" was associated with increased suicidal thoughts in young adults with major depression.
Researchers say Matcha, a traditional Japanese tea, can help boost mood and mental performance. Match tea powder activates dopaminergic neural networks and improves depressive symptoms in mice that previously experienced stress as a result of social isolation.
Engaging in an exercise program reduced suicidal thoughts and actions in patients with mental and physical health problems who previously had suicidal ideations.
Changes in brain activity in the anterior cingulate cortex could be the best predictor of depression severity.
Researchers identified 11 areas of DNA that were linked to depression in women and one in males. They also found depression was associated with metabolic disease in women, providing an important new aspect to consider when treating depressive symptoms.
Sleep quality is a more important factor when it comes to improved quality of life over sleep duration, a new study reports.
How a mother and father view each other as a co-parent has an impact on a child's well-being, researchers say. When parents consider their co-parenting relationship to be positive, children are better adjusted. Children were almost as well-adjusted when the parent's relationship was moderate or if the mother had a more negative view of the father's parenting. However, when a father viewed the co-parenting relationship as negative, child outcome suffered.
Dogs with anxiety have stronger neural connections between the amygdala and other areas of the anxiety network in the brain compared to less anxious dogs.
When the reward is less than expected, people with OCD exhibit lower-than-normal learning rates. Conversely, those with gambling addictions exhibit boosted and blunted patterns of learning when the rewards are higher and lower than expected.
Using a mathematical model to study how the brain predicts information and learns, researchers discovered signals for accuracy are found in the anterior insula and anxiety affects activity levels in this brain region.
Country living may not be as good for your mental health as previously believed, researchers say. A new study reveals those who live in rural areas may be more anxious and depressed than their city-dwelling peers.