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Oxytocin Ups Generosity for Social Projects, But Not Environmental

Oxytocin Ups Generosity for Social Projects, But Not Environmental

People with higher levels of oxytocin, known as the “bonding”┬áhormone, are more likely to give generously to charities that help suffering humans, according to scientists at the University of Bonn Hospital. But this same high-oxytocin group is not more inclined to give generously to projects that help the environment. In fact, high levels of the […]

Dual grad degree in social work, public health launched at CSU – Colorado State University News (press release)

Dual grad degree in social work, public health launched at CSUColorado State University News (press release)The training focuses on both physical and behavioral health, as well as knowledge of the social and ecological determinants of public health. … Individuals with MSW/MPH degrees pursue careers in a variety of areas, including prevention-oriented … behavioral health education […]

Novel technique shows how autism affects social brain

An MRI tool has been used to investigate the effect of autism on the areas of the brain affecting social interaction, highlighting lack of connectivity and excess blood flow. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Social Support Protects Transgender People from Suicide

Social Support Protects Transgender People from Suicide

While experts acknowledge that a transgender person is at high risk of committing suicide, new research has identified several key factors that can reduce the odds of a tragedy. University of Houston College of Education researchers explain that the likelihood of a transgender person attempting suicide is very high, often because of the prejudice, transphobia, […]

Social media pressure may lead to anxiety, depression in teens

A new study suggests the pressure to be connected on social media 24 hours a day may lead to poor sleep quality for teens, as well as greater risk for anxiety and depression. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Social Connection in Young Adulthood Linked to Mid-Life Well-being

Social Connection in Young Adulthood Linked to Mid-Life Well-being

A new study finds that the quantity of social interactions a person has in young adulthood influences their well-being later in life. Experts agree that being socially connected promotes a person’s overall and psychological health. Investigators discovered the quantity of social interactions a person has at 20 — and the quality of social relationships that […]

Time spent on social networking sites linked to mental health problems in teens

A new study indicates that adolescents who use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more than 2 hours each day are more likely to report poor mental health, high… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Individuals with social phobia have too much serotonin

Previous studies have led researchers to believe that individuals with social anxiety disorder/social phobia have too low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

UH Case Medical Center study looks at social media impact on mental healthcare & treatment

Tweet it. Snap it. Pin it. Post it…or however else you want to share it with the masses scouring the Internet searching for common ground connectivity. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Loneliness and social isolation linked to early mortality

A new systematic review has revealed that a lack of social relationships could result in an increased risk of premature mortality comparable to obesity. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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