Video games can lead to aggression in teens, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Pakuma)
Video games can lead to aggression in teens, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Pakuma)Even moderate extended exposure to violent video games can have an impact on the aggression adolescents express over time, a new 10-year study found, underscoring concerns about the influence of franchises such as Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto on young players.

Behavior observation is one traditional way to diagnose ADHD. Now there may be a better way. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
Behavior observation is one traditional way to diagnose ADHD. Now there may be a better way. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)Introducing computer programs to a clinical setting may provide clinicians with faster, more accurate diagnoses for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study out of The Ohio State University suggests.

New evidence shows cats may be more therapeutic than dogs for kids with autism. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-Ying)
New evidence shows cats may be more therapeutic than dogs for kids with autism. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-Ying)Though the role of a service animal is often associated with dogs, a new study suggests that cats may provide the kind of companionship that is beneficial to children with autism in particular.

ADHD can put women at higher risk of suicide. (Unsplash/Kyle Broad)
ADHD can put women at higher risk of suicide. (Unsplash/Kyle Broad)People with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder are far more likely to attempt suicide than those without ADHD, with women being particularly vulnerable to suicidal ideation, according to a large-scale national study out of Canada.

The way doctors ask questions can be as important as the questions they ask. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)
The way doctors ask questions can be as important as the questions they ask. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)Primary care doctors can provide better care for patients with mental health concerns by simply changing the way they phrase questions regarding self-harm and suicide, a recent study suggests.

Women have had more sleepless nights than men during COVID-19. (Unsplash/Mathilde Langevin)
Women have had more sleepless nights than men during COVID-19. (Unsplash/Mathilde Langevin)The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on sleep quality and mental health, with women suffering more than men in both areas — a difference that researchers believe may be due to the traditional role of women as caretakers in their homes.

Dating apps are more popular among socially anxious, depressed people. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
Dating apps are more popular among socially anxious, depressed people. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)People who suffer from social anxiety tend to spend more time using mobile dating apps such as Tinder, according to a new study — though despite using them more, they’re less likely to initiate contact with matches than their less anxious peers.

If you identify with the villain, you may have some less-than-savory traits yourself. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
If you identify with the villain, you may have some less-than-savory traits yourself. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Villains in fictional media often become some of the most popular characters in their respective franchises, appearing on merchandise, starring in spinoffs and accruing large, dedicated fanbases. But new research suggests that individuals who are drawn strongly to such antagonists may have less-than-savory personality traits themselves.

Depression in youth can suffer from a host of health issues later in life, according to new research. (Unsplash/Abbat)
Depression in youth can suffer from a host of health issues later in life, according to new research. (Unsplash/Abbat)People who experience depression during their youth are at increased risk of numerous illnesses and even premature death later in life, according to an extensive study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

A recent study found that robots can provoke riskier behavior in humans. (Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash)
A recent study found that robots can provoke riskier behavior in humans. (Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash)Robots can push people to engage in riskier behavior, according to recent research, underscoring how technology can shape human decision-making and risk-taking.

“These are really the first generation of teenagers that grew up with social media,” one researcher said. “So they had this constant exposure to unrealistic beauty ideals.” (Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)
“These are really the first generation of teenagers that grew up with social media,” one researcher said. “So they had this constant exposure to unrealistic beauty ideals.” (Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)Teenagers who are unsatisfied with their physical appearance are at a notably heightened risk of developing depression by the time they become adults, researchers found, with boys at a nearly threefold risk of severe depression as a result of body dissatisfaction.

Children may ultimately benefit more from a preschool curriculum focused primarily on language skills and on the underlying core concepts behind academic skills, a researcher said.
Children may ultimately benefit more from a preschool curriculum focused primarily on language skills and on the underlying core concepts behind academic skills, a researcher said.Early childhood education programs that focus on enriching social and emotional growth for socioeconomically disadvantaged children at a young age provide positive effects that can be seen for many years as the students continue into elementary, middle and even high school, according to a new study.

“The bottom line is that we’re all seeing very curated versions of people’s lives that make it look like we can’t necessarily measure up,” one researcher said.
“The bottom line is that we’re all seeing very curated versions of people’s lives that make it look like we can’t necessarily measure up,” one researcher said.Extensive social media use appears to be a contributing factor in the development of depression among young adults, according to a new national study, with those who use social media the most each day being up to nearly three times as likely to become depressed than their peers who spend less time online.

A roundabout in the city of Sheffield, England. (Photo by Benjamin Elliott on Unsplash)
A roundabout in the city of Sheffield, England. (Photo by Benjamin Elliott on Unsplash)Dense or otherwise complicated road networks are connected to missing-person incidents involving people with dementia, according to a recent study, shining light on the role the disease plays in spatial awareness and other cognitive processes.

A mural on a street in London. (Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash)
A mural on a street in London. (Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash)The physical and mental threat of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its similarities to the threat of terrorism have led two researchers to call for a new term, “viruism,” to describe the widespread fear that a global health crisis can generate.

“You just don’t see a fourfold increase of things when you study health, almost ever,” a researcher said about the findings of a recent study into women with depression and PTSD. (Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash)
“You just don’t see a fourfold increase of things when you study health, almost ever,” a researcher said about the findings of a recent study into women with depression and PTSD. (Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash)Women who suffer from both depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are at nearly four times the risk of early death from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, suicide, and other causes than women who do not, a recent study found, underscoring the impact mental health has on physical health.

New research has examined the relationship between burnout and workplace stress. (Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash)
New research has examined the relationship between burnout and workplace stress. (Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash)Job-related stress and work overload are often pointed to as major causes of burnout, but new research argues that the relationship is in fact reversed, and that it is actually existing burnout that can lead to increased feelings of stress in the workplace.

“We are now seeing more social media profiles and new social media platforms that are more inclined to cater to discriminatory content,” one researcher said. (Photo by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash)
“We are now seeing more social media profiles and new social media platforms that are more inclined to cater to discriminatory content,” one researcher said. (Photo by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash)Even passing exposure to discriminatory social media posts, a growing problem online, is enough to adversely impact mental health in young men, while women were not as severely affected, a recent study of Hispanic adults found.

New research indicates a link between chronic sleep deprivation in adolescence and an increased likelihood of depression in adulthood. (Photo by Quin Stevenson on Unsplash)
New research indicates a link between chronic sleep deprivation in adolescence and an increased likelihood of depression in adulthood. (Photo by Quin Stevenson on Unsplash)A new study led by University of Ottawa researchers uncovered how chronic sleep disruption during adolescence can make individuals far more susceptible to developing depression than they otherwise might be.

Researchers have introduced a new tool in response to what they described as a lack of a measure of depressive symptoms that ascribed those symptoms to a workplace source. (Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash)
Researchers have introduced a new tool in response to what they described as a lack of a measure of depressive symptoms that ascribed those symptoms to a workplace source. (Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash)Two researchers have developed a new tool to help occupational health specialists identify individuals at risk for high levels of depression that can be attributed directly to their workplace, in what the pair said is the first such instrument of its kind to address and quantify work-related depression.