Parents’ pandemic depression boosted kids’ anxiety

Two of five parents met the criteria for major depression during the early days of the pandemic. That affected their kids' anxiety and home schooling.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
March 4, 2021 ~4 min

Peek at your own brain activity may curb mental illness symptoms

A technique called real-time fMRI neurofeedback that lets people see their own brain activity could help curb symptoms of depression, anxiety, and more.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~9 min

College student depression doubled over pandemic

Almost 2 in 3 college students in a new survey reported experiencing depression, doubled from the year before the pandemic began.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~5 min

Robotic dogs and laughter therapy: 10 ways to combat loneliness and isolation while social distancing

Robotic dogs, laughter therapy and mindfulness are some of the ways that might help people – particularly the elderly – cope with loneliness and social

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 17, 2021 ~8 min

How the media may be making the COVID-19 mental health epidemic worse

Too much COVID-19 news could be harmful to your health, experts suggest. So how do you stay informed but not get depressed?

Jennifer M. First, University of Tennessee, College of Social Work, University of Tennessee • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~5 min

Happiness: why learning, not rewards, may be the key – new research

Receiving a pay raise will make you feel happier only if it was bigger than what you had expected. Why? Because it helps you learn.

Robb Rutledge, Assistant Professor in Psychology, Yale University • conversation
Feb. 1, 2021 ~7 min

1 in 3 adults are anxious or depressed due to COVID-19

One in three adults, particularly women, younger adults, and those of lower socioeconomic status, are experiencing anxiety and depression due to COVID-19.

Federico Graciano-NUS • futurity
Jan. 28, 2021 ~5 min

Poor mental health may up chance for early death

People who experience mental health disorders early in life are at higher risk for physical health problems later on, including earlier death.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 25, 2021 ~5 min

Poor mental health may up chance for early death

People who experience mental health disorders early in life are at higher risk for physical health problems later on, including earlier death.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 25, 2021 ~5 min

Drinking is up for people with depression during COVID

Both young people and older adults with anxiety or depression report drinking more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~5 min

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