The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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New research looks at personality, creativity and solitude during the pandemic.
Accumulating neuropsychiatric research sheds light on what to expect as the pandemic shifts into a chronic phase and mental health issues come forward.
Fear of compassion may make someone more likely to reject help. A new study explores this fear in people with depression, anxiety disorders, and OCD.
New research identifies useful online factors for effective crisis coping, providing useful guidance on how to use social media during COVID-19.
Research defines the sequence from socioeconomic problems to mental illness to increased risk of major later-life disease.
Research suggests avoidance of compassion is a key factor when we cannot make use of help, even when it is available, desperately needed, and enthusiastically offered.
A study of 146 million U.S. citizens correlates ADHD treatment with outcomes, including suicide risk.
New research makes us question whether burnout is symptomatically different from depression, with implications for policy and practice.
Self-compassion is in short supply and more needed than ever as anxiety, depression, and distress soar among young people. Research shows the positives of a user-friendly intervention.
New research shows how therapy may work to treat PTSD by changing how genes are read and translated.
Action points from research with a large group of older adults across 10 years.
The way we regulate emotions affects depression and anxiety, requiring discretion in how we use limited resources. New research helps define high-value therapeutic targets.
Research shows that adding deliberate self-compassion to therapy can make the practice more effective.
New research on loneliness sketches out the important roles that emotion suppression and excessive self-monitoring play in dividing us from others.
High anxiety twists how we see things, making us feel inferior and underestimate ourselves. New research helps us realize that we aren't as bad as we sometimes think we might be.
Research shows the normalization of a key neurotransmitter in anxiety and depression, connecting yoga and breath practice with clinical improvements.
Higher self-esteem leads to greater physical health, but how is this mediated in the brain? New research suggests an important role for the hippocampus.
ADHD is on the rise, and medication use for ADHD, predominantly stimulants, is as well. New global research in Lancet Psychiatry refreshes our picture of ADHD medication use.
The majority of people with Social Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorder don't get treated. Research looks at what we can do to address this massive neglect.
Bipolar disorder presents challenges to couples. New research identifies effective strategies partners can use to thrive together.
Understanding of the genetics of medical conditions is opening the door to unimaginable advances. Groundbreaking research triples the number of known depression risk genes.
Are you spiritual, but not religious? Depending on your practice, research suggests you may be at greater risk for depression.
Neuroticism is a double-edged sword. Recent research suggests what specific areas we need to target to capitalize on positive aspects of this remarkable personality trait.
The last major US population-based survey of depression and related conditions is past 10 years old. New data from recent surveys checks progress and guides future initiatives.
Psychiatric diagnosis is still in the 20th century, but rapidly evolving tools leverage machine-learning and "big data" to begin to sketch out future advances.
Stunning neuroscience research reveals a potential common cause for psychiatric illness identifiable in adolescence, and suggests avenues for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
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