Dark Chocolate Tied to Better Mood, Fewer Depressive Symptoms

Dark Chocolate Tied to Better Mood, Fewer Depressive Symptoms

Eating dark chocolate may ease depressive symptoms and have a positive effect on mood, according to a new study led by University College London (UCL). The study, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, looked at whether different types of chocolate might be...
Smartphone Games May Ease Work Stress Better Than Mindfulness Apps

Smartphone Games May Ease Work Stress Better Than Mindfulness Apps

A new U.K. study finds that digital games, typical of those used on smartphones, may outperform mindfulness apps when it comes to relieving work-related stress. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the University of Bath gave a 15-minute math test to...
Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

The evidence is clear that couples are waiting to have children at a later age. While some studies suggest a link between a father’s age and a mental health diagnosis among offspring, a new Dutch study considered the behavior problems of children born to older parents...
Genetic and Behavioral Factors Increase Risk of Anorexia

Genetic and Behavioral Factors Increase Risk of Anorexia

New international research suggests factors that increase the risk of anorexia are likely to be metabolic as well as psychological. The new findings give hope to patients and their families as discovery of the linkage will provide new direction to clinicians and...
Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

New research finds mothers of young children with autism can reduce parenting stress and depression by improving their relationship with the child. Investigators from Case Western Reserve University examined the effects of this technique in a small experimental...
Parents Play Key Role in Preparing Autistic Teens for Driving

Parents Play Key Role in Preparing Autistic Teens for Driving

When parents of teens with autism prioritize independence, it can significantly help prepare their children for driving, according to a new study published in the journal Autism in Adulthood. The study, compiled by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia...