Mind & Brain

  • Feeling like you can’t manage your debt could lead to mental health issues, no matter how much you make
    by Study Finds on September 23, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    COLERAINE, Northern Ireland — The strength of your mental health could hinge on the strength of your finances, or at least how you strong you think they are. People who believe they are struggling with debt are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression, according to a study of United Kingdom citizens. The research highlights… The post Feeling like you can’t manage your debt could lead to mental health issues, no matter how much you make appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Nearly 1 in 10 American adults, 1 in 5 teens report having depression
    by John Anderer on September 20, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Data reflects ‘public health crisis intensifying in the U.S. even before onset of the pandemic’ NEW YORK — Depression is on the rise in the United States, according to sobering new research from Columbia University and City University of New York. Even more troubling, study authors add that even as depression has increased, there hasn’t been… The post Nearly 1 in 10 American adults, 1 in 5 teens report having depression appeared first on Study Finds.

  • ‘Fear and anxiety’ from 2020 stunted social development for millions of young Americans
    by Study Finds on September 19, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    MAINZ, Germany — The year 2020 was so traumatic for young Americans that their social development has been stunted, according to a new study. Researchers report that young adults experienced lower levels of satisfaction with their relationships and felt less supported by their friends in the year of the pandemic compared to 2019. As a result,… The post ‘Fear and anxiety’ from 2020 stunted social development for millions of young Americans appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Cognition may decline with old age, but well-being actually improves
    by John Anderer on September 19, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    SAN DIEGO — Children and adolescents usually want to grow up as soon as possible, but most older adults will say they want nothing more than to turn back the clock. Research out of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine gives both the old and the young reason to envy each other. Scientists say… The post Cognition may decline with old age, but well-being actually improves appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Are you a jerk at work? The key to good behavior in the office is self-reflection, ‘moral efficacy’
    by John Anderer on September 15, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    NORWICH, United Kingdom — Unethical behavior at work is a slippery slope that can lead to major problems for both employee and employer. Now, new research from East Anglia University reports that the ability to genuinely self-reflect and self-regulate is key to cutting back on misbehavior while on the job. Everyone has their own personal moral… The post Are you a jerk at work? The key to good behavior in the office is self-reflection, ‘moral efficacy’ appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Troubling times: ‘State of the world’ keeps 1 in 5 Americans up at night
    by John Anderer on September 15, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even the most optimistic observer will likely admit it’s been a rough few years across the United States. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, never-ending political turmoil and polarization, and sky-high prices, Americans have had plenty of valid reasons to feel stressed out lately. Now, new research indicates exorbitant stress and worry is keeping roughly… The post Troubling times: ‘State of the world’ keeps 1 in 5 Americans up at night appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Monkeypox infection can lead to brain inflammation, seizures, confusion
    by John Anderer on September 12, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    LONDON — Endemic in certain regions of Central and West Africa for decades, the viral disease monkeypox began spreading around the globe earlier this year. Now, new findings from the University College London report that monkeypox is associated with, and can sometimes lead to, neurological complications including encephalitis (brain inflammation), confusion, and seizures. After a comprehensive,… The post Monkeypox infection can lead to brain inflammation, seizures, confusion appeared first on Study Finds.