There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Georgia Ede MD on January 19, 2019 in Diagnosis: Diet
What is the best diet for the future of our species?
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on January 17, 2019 in Sleep Newzzz
Teenage sleep is a unique time in the sleep lifecycle—and the amount of time teens sleep has been on the decline for decades.
By Margaret E. Morris Ph.D. on January 15, 2019 in Left to Our Own Devices
Headlines have urged us to reduce screen time. This is the new resolution. To improve your relationships, though, we need to focus on how, not just how much, we use technology.
By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in The Baby Scientist
More more women die in childbirth in the United States than in any other developed country. This year, several researchers have done in-depth investigations to find out why.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on January 09, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Do we really judge prospective romantic partners based on what they order? In a word, yes. Research shows how we jump to conclusions based on the foods people eat.
By Meg Selig on January 06, 2019 in Changepower
Micro-exercises. The G-spot. Lottery winners. Music and eating. Recent research could improve your health, happiness, and habits.
By Jessica L. Borelli Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in Thriving
Why do well-checks and physicals all but ignore mental health? What early signs do we miss by not looking?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
A key feature in many weight loss and wellness approaches is group participation. New research suggests that the free support provided via social media can do just as well.
By Rubin Khoddam PhD on January 02, 2019 in The Addiction Connection
Utilize these six tools from cognitive behavioral therapy to help decrease your pain and begin engaging with your life in a meaningful way.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on January 01, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Everyone feels the often overwhelming allure of temptation. Yet when we're trying to be healthy, we have to learn how to resist.
By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 01, 2019 in Off the Couch
Recent research confirms that loneliness increases the risk of poor health—and even premature death. But overcoming loneliness is not about changing who you are.
By David DiSalvo on December 31, 2018 in Neuronarrative
New research is helping to explain crucial linkages between sleep and our mental health, especially the effects of sleep loss on anxiety.
By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D. on December 29, 2018 in Between You and Me
Fighting about the same issue over and over again? Research suggests several ways you can gain perspective and get past this issue.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on December 28, 2018 in Sleep Newzzz
Suicide has long been a serious public health problem that’s been deeply overlooked, in funding for large-scale research and in attention from public-health efforts.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on December 26, 2018 in The Antidepressant Diet
We can’t prevent the stress entirely, but allowing yourself to escape from it, if only for an hour, makes it so much easier to bear.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on December 26, 2018 in Tech Happy Life
The holidays often mean new video games and devices combined with lots of down time. Screens offer many benefits, but it's easy to overdo it.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on December 23, 2018 in Darwin's Subterranean World
CrossFit is an approach to exercise inspired by our understanding of evolution. We conducted a study comparing CrossFitters with members of Gold's Gym.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on December 22, 2018 in Cravings
Do you want to protect your brain health as you age? Your food choices can make a difference.
By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on December 21, 2018 in Supersurvivors
As people live longer, a new stage of life has emerged. Here’s what all of us can learn from people who find meaning and happiness in their 60s and 70s.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on December 20, 2018 in Tech Happy Life
The stream of news about the effects of screen use can be alarming, but at other times it can seem like there's nothing to worry about. What's the deal?
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 20, 2018 in Living Single
When single people can confide in their friends and rely on them, they are more emotionally healthy. There is a similar dynamic for couples, but it is not as powerful.
By Christopher Bergland on December 20, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
In just six months, aerobic exercise may help those with thinking problems improve their neurocognition, according to a new study from Duke University.
By Phil Reed D.Phil. on December 14, 2018 in Digital World, Real World
Can psychology apps help the health system? The harms may outweigh the benefits.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LMSW on December 14, 2018 in Chronically Me
In the quest for healthier living, playtime is serious business—for children and adults alike.
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on December 13, 2018 in Brainstorm
A large study allowed researchers to investigate the relationship between social isolation and mortality among white and black men and women.