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Prenatal BPA exposure linked to anxiety and depression in boys Boys exposed prenatally to a common chemical used in plastics may be more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression at age 10-12. The new study examined early life exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).
Increase Funding for Mental Illness Now The time has come to declare war on mental illness and place a priority on funding innovative neurobiological research for better prevention, diagnosis, and early intervention.
3 Things Your Smartphone Use Says About You Ever feel like from your emails to your calls to your web history, your whole life is on your mobile phone? You could be right. Lately, psychology researchers have been looking at what they can learn about you by looking at your smartphone, and it turns out the answer is:...
6 Mistakes Not to Make When You're Making a First Impression First impressions can become last impressions if you’re not careful. These 6 common mistakes can prevent those you meet from getting to know just how good you really are.
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4 Tips for Parenting Teens Parenting is tough. It can get tougher when your child enters the teenage years. Understandably, you might feel overwhelmed when your child starts acting differently and stops wanting to spend time with you, preferring to hang with their friends. You might feel overwhelmed with their … ...
The Challenge of Trusting the Good Stuff As of this morning, I will have moved into my new casa. I am writing this blog post in advance deliberately, in hopes when I read it in  a week … ...
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Diet and exercise can reduce protein build-ups linked to Alzheimer's, study shows A healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease, research shows.
Seasonal Affective Disorder Introduction According to everydayhealth.com, “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of seasonal depression triggered by the change in seasons, occurring primarily in winter. About 4 to 6 percent of U.S. … ...
Today I Love Relentless Rain Today I love the relentless rain and its determination to empty the clouds as best it can before this weekend. I love the fluidity of plans and how they can … ...
Best of Our Blogs: August 16, 2016 Many students are heading back to school. Young or old, student or not, there’s always something new we can learn. Many times we get stuck in old ways of thinking because we’re too scared to change. But monumental changes come from the simplest of steps. It … ...
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5 Ways Caring Parents Make Teen Anxiety Worse Your happy-go-lucky child has turned into an anxiety-ridden teen. It is a painful thing to watch. Activities that were once enjoyable are now avoided. Going to school is a daily miracle. … ...
Planning a Life with Bipolar Disorder: Part II This article is Part II of “Planning a Life with Bipolar Disorder.” You can read Part I by clicking here. With bipolar disorder, everything is a little bit more complicated. … ...