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White mass shooters receive sympathetic media treatment

White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study that analyzed coverage of 219...

Recalling happier memories can reverse depression

MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can cure the symptoms of depression in mice by artificially reactivating happy memories that were formed before the...

Kinder, gentler med school: Students less depressed, learn more

Removing pressure from medical school while teaching students skills to manage stress and bounce back from adversity improves their mental health and boosts their...

Mentally challenging jobs may keep your mind sharp long after retirement

A mentally demanding job may stress you out today but can provide important benefits after you retire, according to a new study. "Based on data...

Study finds most common, costly reasons for mental health hospitalizations for...

Nearly one in 10 children are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition, and depression alone accounts for $1.33 billion in...

Stressful experiences have big, immediate effects on children’s health

Science has shown that children who experience stressful events are more likely to face poor health outcomes as adults, but new research shows the...

Suicide in apparently well-functioning young men

Suicide among young men is a major public health concern in many countries, despite great efforts to find effective prevention strategies. By interviewing close relatives...

Gathering the clues to rare gene variants contributing to schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has long been known to be highly heritable and is present in approximately 1% of the population. Researchers have been following two paths...

3-fold increase in pregnancy among young girls with mental illness

Young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness, according to a...

Brief visit induces the social attitudes of that neighborhood

Spending as little as 45 minutes in a high-crime, deprived neighbourhood can have measurable effects on people's trust in others and their feelings of...

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