The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation

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Helping kids understand frightening events

A recent study found that when parents are not able to detect emotions in themselves they are less likely to offer adaptive assistance to their distressed children. This may explain why children with anxiety issues are more likely to have parents who are overprotective and who encourage avoidance when faced with anxiety-provoking situations. Read More

Neighborhoods with nature tied to better mental health.

A new study from the U.K. finds that living in a neighborhood with more birds, shrubs, and trees may help to reduce the risk of depression, anxiety, and stress. Read More

Social media and mental health

"Nearly half of millennials fear their addiction to social media is having a negative effect on their mental and physical health." Read More

The psychology of politics: why facts don't change our minds

Here is an interesting article reminding us that once we believe we are "right", facts do not sway us much from our position. We wonder if meditation, which helps people become more tolerant of tension and comfortable with change, impermanence, and "not knowing", would promote different results. This is an interesting research question. Read More