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Does Romance Trump Prior Friendships and Change Behavior?

Does Romance Trump Prior Friendships and Change Behavior?

New research explores the hypothesis that adolescents become less similar to their friends and more similar to romantic partners after they start a new romantic relationship. The complaint that a person is not the same after they began dating is a familiar lament. In the new study, researchers from Florida Atlantic University studied how people […]

Manipulating the brain to control maternal behavior in females & reduce aggression in males

Most female mammals give birth and care for their offspring, while the males often breed with multiple partners and play little role in parenting once the mating is over. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

MD & Nurse Training on Teen Risk Behavior Pays Off

MD & Nurse Training on Teen Risk Behavior Pays Off

A new program that trains Australian doctors and nurses to better recognize risk-taking behavior in teens and young adults appears to be effective at identifying and reducing risky behaviors. University of Melbourne researchers led the study that included 901 young people, doctors and nurses at 42 general practices in 15 urban and eight regional divisions […]

Brain Profiles May Suggest Risk for Problem Drinking, Sexual Behavior

Brain Profiles May Suggest Risk for Problem Drinking, Sexual Behavior

Duke University researchers believe they have discovered two distinct brain profiles that appear to be associated with risky sexual activity and problem drinking among young adults. Researchers say the scans show an imbalance in functions of typically complementary brain regions. They believe the findings may allow clinicians to one day predict how likely young adults […]

New study examines dialectical behavior therapy for reducing suicide attempts

Different forms of dialectical behavior therapy – or DBT – equally reduce suicide attempts, self-injuries and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

‘High-intensity’ disruptive behavior may indicate future problems for children

Researchers have thought that preschool children displaying symptoms of conduct disorder are more likely to exhibit antisocial behavior at school age. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Potential to predict future behavior through brain imaging

Noninvasive brain scans, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, have led to basic science discoveries about the human brain, but they’ve had only limited impacts on people’s day-to-day lives. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Parental suicide attempt linked to increased suicidal behavior in offspring

Children of parents with a mood disorder who have attempted suicide may be up to five times more likely to make a suicide attempt themselves, according to a new study. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mouse Study: Oxytocin Regulates Female Sexual Behavior

The “cuddle” hormone oxytocin may play a particularly strong role in regulating female sexual behavior, according to a new mouse study by scientists at Rockefeller University. Oxytocin is released naturally during moments of relational bonding, such as breastfeeding, childbirth, and sex. The research, published in the journal Cell, involved genetically changing female mice in order […]

Mental health app identifies depression, anxiety, loneliness, tracks performance, behavior

Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals students’ mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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