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...
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...
Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

A new study shows that adversity early in life affects a child’s executive function skills, such as their ability to focus or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, parental divorce, or substance abuse can lead to changes in a child’s...
Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Girls are bullied more often than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Nursing Research. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning...

Kids With Immigrant Dads at Greater Risk for PTSD

A new study finds that children with immigrant fathers are much more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The register-based study, conducted by researchers from the University of Turku in Finland, included 3,639 children born in Finland...

Parents Don’t Have to Be Perfect, Just ‘Good Enough’

New research finds that caregivers need only “get it right” 50 percent of the time when responding to babies’ need for attachment to have a positive impact on a baby. For the new study, Dr. Susan S. Woodhouse, an associate professor of counseling...